Outstanding tribute to a great man and soldier. I enjoyed my visit very
James L Norment Jr.
For: LTC Jay M. Berman, Retired (deceased 1991). My father served with
MACV-SOG a number of times though we are having difficulty truly finding
out in what capacity. We know he was a career counter-intelligence
officer, but beyond that, the trail has grown cold. We have a South
Vietnam medal of his which we believe is for gallantry, but he does not,
in his official records, have a corresponding US medal.
Hello, It would be such a honor to meet Mr. Howard. I'm reading Secret
Commandos at this time. I also served during the Vietnam Era, but not in
country. I live in Indianapolis Indiana where the Medal of Honor wall is
located. I've taken all my children, and ran into Sammy L. Davis at the
wall on the day of re dedication. What a honor. Sir you are an inspiration
to my self and my children. Thank You.
I first met Bob Howard when I drew my material from the supply room. He
was E-7 working in supply always wanting to go out in missions. He was
very courageous. It was my pleasure to know him even though he does not
remember me. I was 10 of RT Hawaii and 11 of RT Colorado FOB 2.
Outstanding web site. It's way past time the true stories about men
like Col. Robert Howard are told. They are truly an inspiration.
Col. Howard. I would like to thank you for your service to our great
nation. I would also like to thank you for demonstrating to all of us your
bravery, courage and intrepidity in the face of the numerous odds against
you in the battles you have fought. And, finally, I am quite honored you
were our last company commander in Charlie Rangers.
SEMPER FI Brother. Vietnam 1963
John W Turner, Hm2, (2/1/1 Mar Div) '67-68
I had the privilege of working with Colonel Howard at the Frank Tejeda
Veteran's clinic. He is one of the most humble men I have met. It was
truly an honor and privilege to work with him. Sir, I wish you the best in
all your endeavors.
I served in the 2nd bn while he was co commander of charlie co, and
then had the honor of having him as training officer through ranger
school. I have alot of admiration for this man.
Just a friend and former co-worker, who is very proud to have worked
with Mr. Howard.
My name is Jon Gowin and I served under (then Captain) Robert Howard in the mid 1970's at Fort Benning. This was "C" Company Rangers, 1st of the 29th infantry.
De Oppresso Liber
Great web site!
I have lived in the Opelika-Auburn area for most of my life and knew
about Col. Robert L. Howard. I wish he received more recognition for his
service to our country. I wish heroes like him could receive more than one
MOH. In this case I think it is definitely deserved. I also wish there
wasn't so much red tape involved in an MOH citation.
I have lived in Auburn, Al., next door to Opelika, Al. for the last two
years. I am a native of Alabama and have lived all my life in Alabama
except for the period 1948-1952 during the time I was in the Navy.
Our nation owes our MOH recipients a debt it can never repay. We owe it
Colonel Robert L. Howard,