70 years old from Waco, Texas
Army Special Forces MACV-SOG Special Operations Command Korea
July 11, 1939 – December 23, 2009
You learn very quickly that Col. Robert Howard was an amazing man. Wounded 14 times in 54 months of combat. 8 Purple Hearts, 4 Bronze Stars, 2 Distinguished Service Crosses. And the awards go on from there. But it's the three Medal Of Honor nominations for three separate actions within a thirteen month period that stand out.
1st Lt. Robert Howard Receives The Medal Of Honor
You can read more about Col. Robert L. Howard here and here and a tribute page dedicated to him here.
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived
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Warm thanks to Christopher Lee for his steadfast dedication to our Troops.
Special thanks to Mike Golch (who suggested this post)... not only for his service, but for his continued interest in keeping our Warriors in the hearts and minds of many.