Elmer “Bud” Howland was born in Providence, RI in 1914. He served in WWII from 1942 until the the end and was discharged in the summer of 1945. He was involved in the liberation of Dacau concentration camp.
He was active in the American Legion, VFW, The American Red Cross and a proud member of the Lyndonville Fire Department where he served as Assistant Chief at the time of his death. He was proud of his community.
Bud left his wife, Rita Helen (Leary) Howland and two sons, Elmer F. Howland Jr. and John L. Howland as well as several grandchildren.