Think for a moment what it would like to be confused, ill, depressed,
no job, no shelter, no hope, nothing. That pretty much describes the
tragic plight of our 500,000 homeless American veterans. Many of these men
and women served with distinction, with honor, with courage. They were
there when we needed them most to protect our country, our way of life,
and now they desperately need us.
Capt. Howard was my commanding officer while I was in the C Co 2/75th
Inf Rangers and he was a fine officer who cared for his men above all
else. We would have followed him to the Gates of Hell if he was leading
This man is the reason that SF has the reputation it does "deeds not words'... pay attention new blood this is how it's done
Cecil E. Ames Jr.
Jeffrey R Earley, Colonel(retired), U.S. Army 1976-2001.
Very impressive site! I have sent the URL to all my military contacts. I
am sure each of them will be as impressed as I was. Thank you for putting
this sited together.
Colonel Howard, is now and will always be one of my heroes. I am
grateful that our nation can produce such men as him.
It has been a privilege and an honor to read about the very finest that
America can produce.
Thank you, Col. Howard!
Its Memorial Day, 04 and I was just cruising the 75th RGR RGT site to
pay my membership and randomly clicked on 'other sites' and yours this was
one the first one I saw...Col. Howard, I wish I could have fought along
side of you and your men! May you have a safe holiday and God bless you
and your family.
Colonel Howard, it is an honor to have flown in support of SOG
operations in Laos as a Covey OV-10 FAC. The respect that flowed both ways
between the most courageous men I ever met, the SF SOG troops, and the
USAF FACs who supported them was unique in my experience. Those emergency
extracts are permanently burned into my memory. You have my utmost respect
to this day. Thank you for all you have done in the service of our nation
both on and off the battlefield. May God continue to richly bless you and
Well Done! Your tribute to Col. Robert L. Howard is terrific.
Thank you for establishing and maintaining this website in honor of Bob
Howard. Well done and informative.
Bob Howard was a SOG legend by mid 68 or earlier. I never had the
privilege to serve with this great American. I do recall being the COT for
A Company, 6th SFGA when the DSC citation was read at Fort Bragg in late
69 to early 70. Having been at Omega and CCS earlier, I could not believe
the citation was only for a DSC after it was read. The citation sounded
like an obvious Hatchet Force SOG mission, during which a man went well
above and beyond the duty of anyone to save his platoon leader and SCU
troops that day. The next time I saw Col (Ret.) Robert Howard was in late
72 to early 73 at Fort Benning, GA. He was a Captain, at the time, in
charge of the Army Airborne School's ground or tower week. This great
American reminds me of SFC Jerry "Maddog" Shriver. No words can do justice
for what this man has done for our nation. May God Bless Him and His
Carmen Annillo Fac Marble mountain, Danang, Vietnam
Great site - great combat soldier ! I served with Bob Howard in Kontum
(FOB-2/CCC) in 68'/69' and would like to reestablish contact with him
after many years. I understand he is with the VA. Can you provide his
coordinates for contact ?? Thanks in advance.
From John D. Vecchione '
god bless you all and thank you
This is a great site and a great tribute to Bob. I had the pleasure of
serving with Bob in CCC. His professionalism cannot be overstated.