Quailwood Elementary school yearbook dedicated to Marine

BAKERSFIELD - Staff and students at Quailwood Elementary are honoring a fallen Marine.

The Quailwood yearbook has been dedicated to John Howlett, USMC.

Howlett died in Sept. 2013 of a heart attack after a long career with the Marines.

A lifelong Bakersfield resident, he attended Potomac Elementary School, Lincoln Jr. High and Bakersfield High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps from March 22, 1966 to March 1, 1969 when he then joined the Marines Corps Reserves on February 23, 1972 and served proudly until his retirement. He was a decorated veteran, according to his obituary.

John married Sheila Williams on December 1, 1979, two years after they met. They were married 29 years. John Howlett began working for the United States Postal Service in 1969. From 1979 until his retirement in 2005, he had the privilege and the pleasure to be the mailman in Quailwood and surrounding communities.

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