Clyde S. Howard was born July 30, 1897, to Clyde and Anna Howard. A lifetime resident of the area, he worked as a laborer for the village of Breckenridge. During World War I, Clyde served as a Private in the 16th Anti-Aircraft Sector. He died on June 17, 1957, and rests in Lafayette Township Cemetery. Clyde S. Howard is one of many Gratiot County men and women who served their county, state, and country during a time of war.