We must not forget.
Former Sgt. Charles M. Bielecki, veteran of the 11th Airborne Division and 31st Infantry Regt. Korean War and Chosin Res.. Nov. 1950 ......squad leader and Plt. Sgt. 2nd Plt. Item Company 31st Inf.
Long overdue. Many thanks….
I recently read Captain Plaster's wonderful book about the Green Berets
in Viet Nam and his amazing account of Colonel Howard made me want to
learn more about this most unique individual. Thanks for a great website
and if you ever forward messages to Colonel Howard, please send him our
highest regards and appreciation for his incomparable willingness to
sacrifice, his selflessness, and his fearlessness. What an outstanding
legacy he has left for all Americans.
Thank God for Col. Howard and all others who have been willing to risk
all to preserve and extend liberty to all people.
Thanks for your service gentlemen.
Having just reviewed your site I'm deeply impressed with the
individuals who received the MOH and agree that very little is done to
Thanks for your most outstanding example.
J. Gocht sends...
With a great full heart and much love for a cousin who served in
Vietnam and one lost in Iraq.
Damned fine men! All of them. God bless you guys
Col. Robert L. Howard:
Manuel Bettencourt, LtCol, USAF Retired
SFC Dennis Barney Ret.
Neil, First let me compliment you on the update of the web, outstanding
work as usual. I wanted to thank COL Howard for being the guest speaker at
our banquet coming up in Branson, MO. in June. Unfortunately I can not
make the trip.
Southeastern Veteran Center
I served under Col Howard in Germany HHC VII Corps. After 20 years
service I can say Col Howard was the best commander I ever had. I have ran
into him a few times here in San Antonio and it is always a pleasure.
Hooray for these great men who have not been recognized by society as
truly great. I feel these great acts of courage are not made public
because unless you have a son or daughter in the military do you fully
recognize their importance. Especially now that the men & women are there
on a voluntary basis fighting for our freedom, the very freedom that some
people do not truly understand the great meaning of.
I served in country at CCC Kontum, deployed from the 82nd Airborne, at
Ft. Bragg. Most of my time was spent in the commo bunker sending field
reports to Saigon, or on mountain top radio relay sites. I watched the
teams come and go. I didn't get to know too many guys personally, but knew
of their heroics. 1969 was a busy time, when I left I was told in my
debrief, that I was never there so to speak, which makes it tough to
convince the VA, that I was. Like anyone else that was there ,it was an
honor to serve with some of the bravest heroes since WWII.