Who is going to save us? Who is going to step up from this generation?
Is there anybody left? I have broken bread with you, but am old and tired.
I have only been told stories about Biekirch, Buker, Benavidez,
Willoughby, Presley, Howard and others. I hope we have a few of these men
left because this next battle is going to take a long time...God speed to
all of them, and thank you for protecting our families, wherever you may
I salute the warrior of all warriors.
mr. Robert Howard
With great respect and honor
USAF Retired 1st. Air Commando
Dear Colonel Howard,
The last time I saw you was in July 1981 at Camp Mackall during Phase 1
Special Forces training. You went by the title Major Howard and were the
camp commander, along with assistants SSG Sharp and SGT Miller. I still
remember those incredible speeches you gave us under those pine trees.
Very difficult training, of course, but your courage, determination and
esprit de corps electrified us night and day. We would witness you running
miles with big rocks in both hands along the hard ball roads leading in
and out of the main Mackall compound (which back then was an assemblage of
tar-roof huts and radio-active water). I made it through training in
February 1983 and was later deployed to Central America. I afterwards
ETS'd and went back to school, finishing my A.A., B.A. and Ph.D. in
English Literature. I now teach literature at a nearby university.
I want you to know that I carry your fire inside me wherever I go today,
Colonel Howard; I have never been the same after serving under your
command. Your excellent leadership and example will always push me to
excel beyond my limits (as you showed us during those 4AM rucksack runs
around the airfield!!). I would love the opportunity to meet with you once
more, if at all possible.
My very best, sir
De Oppresso Liber!
Arturo R. N˙˝ez
I served in the U.S. Navy and joined about the same time Col. Howard
joined. It is amazing that we never heard about His awards. I found out
about Him from a book a friend of mine has and promises me I can read it
when he finishes. It is typical of our news medias one sided, lop sided
reporting. Thanks for the information.
PROUD TO BE A VET!
ON BEHALF OF MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THANK YOU SIR.
ONLY THOSE WHO SERVED TRULY UNDERSTAND. THIS COUNTRY NEEDS MANY MORE LIKE
To a Mate and a Hero.
Take Care and God Bless.
Robbie Robinson.........Down Under
Thanks for paying tribute to a true hero.
CW5 WAYNE SEARCY
G-33, Deputy, Theater Operations
US Army Special Operations Command
(910) 432-1725, DSN: 239-1725
Robert Howard I have recently learned was the man who served with my
fiancÚ', Lt. James R. Jerson, and was with him that day in Cambodia when
he suffered the injuries that took his life.
I want to personally thank him for trying to help Jim and the others
wounded there in the jungles of that far away land.
It is so helpful to finally have a face to put with the hero, of that
Though Jim died, and I suffer his loss even after all these years, I am
and will always be grateful he was with such a caring and brave comrade on
December 30th 1968.
Thank you...I know that is such a small word to offer for what you did for
my Jim, but it is said both for me, and for Jim.
God Bless you sir!
I wanted to say what a great American Soldier. I have read his story
and I am truly amazed. I have also been awarded the purple heart and the
bronze star with valor. COL Howard is an inspiration to all.
Thank you Sir for your service to our country.
SFC Miller, Kevin
Cavalry Scout Platoon Sergeant
Proud of you. I was there from January, 1969 to February, 1970 when I
was discharged. If you are ever in Mississippi stop for a visit.
Dr. Albert Randel Hendrix
Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Suite 1101, Robert E Lee Bldg.
239 North Lamar Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Office Telephone 601-359-1288
Wpns Sqd, 2nd Plt, B Co.
1st Bn/75th Inf Ranger
Never thought being an airborne ranger would have played such a big part
in forming who I am as it did. Although few people know about my military
experience, I live by the ranger creed every day.
Neil, First, I'd like to send my Regards to COL Howard (MOH). Heard
about your trip, I sure wish I could of been on that one. RLTW, Sir!
And now Neil, I thank you again for helping our unit with our new site!
I'm pretty sure that very few, if any of the people that visit this
tribute to COL Howard (MOH) have any idea just how it all began. Neil, I
think we've been working together in one way or another going on what 5, 6
years. So, I hope you don't mind, if I tell the story.
Neil served in the Army, around the time Vietnam was closing down.
Although he was never in Special Forces, he always had an interest in
Special Forces ever since Vietnam. Several years ago he read John
Plaster's book on MACV SOG. Then he surfed the web world for more
information on COL Howard (MOH) and was really shocked that there was
virtually nothing to be found on him, except his MOH citation, so Neil
decided to CREATE the website tribute. It wasn't till the website had been
on line for several months, he was told that COL Howard (MOH) had seen it
and shortly after that, Neil got in contact with him, which he felt
privileged and honored to be in touch with the COL. The COL told Neil that
the website had created a surge of interest in his Vietnam service and he
sent Neil his personal Bio which is the one posted on the website now.
On behalf of the entire unit we wanted to thank you and also tell the
people who visit here about your story. I would also like to add that Neil
also built Project Delta's and Chapter 82, Special Forces associations web
We salute you for your selfless service and dedication in honoring one of
our Nations greatest warriors.
WAS LOOKING THROUGH SITES AND JUST THOUGHT IN THIS DAY AND AGE TO SAY,
PROUD OF YOU ALL.
Great website it's a shame more people aren't aware of this man
heroism. This site also helped me alot for a school project and hopefully
people will learn a little about Robert Howard.
I had the honor and pleasure of serving as S-1 and S-4 for LTC Howard
in VII Corps Special Troops Battalion. I knew Colonel Howard to be the
consummate soldier and gentleman.
I am proud of him.
Samantha Howard Duran
I SEE COL ROBERT HOWARD ON A DAILY BASIS. HE IS A VERY HUMBLE AND NICE
MAN. WE CAN ONLY THANK HIM FOR HIS BRAVE SERVICE AND FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE
OF OUR COUNTRY.
Eugene James Dzikowski
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