Sgt dennis l. bolin. Was with c company rangers, 1/29 ft benning ga. 1973-feb 1975
I served with Bob Howard at CCC, RVN in 71. He is one of the great
Warriors that can look in the mirror every morning and say:"HELL, I WAS
Good man. Good SF operator. He shall be remembered.
Having served a couple of tours in Vietnam, with the 5th Marines, I am
fully appreciative of the extraordinary quality of the men who served
within SOG. They have my undying respect and admiration.
It was my honor and privilege to serve under the command of the Lt Col
Howard at US VII Corps, Stuttgart, Germany from 1985-1987.
They all should be so recognized.
Great site! Although I have never met Bob, I knew of the boys from CCC.
Used to run into Zabitosky once in a while at 22 Lei Loi in Danang.
I am proud to sign this guestbook for a hero. I served in Kontum from
April 1967 – 1968 as an advisor and was honored to serve with men like COL
I first met SFC Howard at FOB 2 Kontum in late May 1967. I was a
It is an honour to have the opportunity to pay tribute to these brave
and noble men. For all their sacrifices and courageous actions. For those
who made it to the LZ and for those that didn't. May heaven hold a place
for them always.
Sir, I was privileged to have known Franklin Miller and wrote to him
many times, and was very fortunate to meet him at SOAR the year before he
passed on. Yes your Medal of Honor recipients are and were, and are true
heroes who must be always remembered.
I had the distinct honor of serving in CCC when Col. (then SFC.) Howard
was pending the MOH. When I first saw him I was awed by that rock jaw and
huge chest. I remember thinking "that's what I want to look like when I
grow up". I was certain that bullets bounced off that chest. He went out
on my first training mission though he wasn't supposed to. I've never felt
as honored as those few days that I got to watch and learn from the
GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. AND ALL WHO NOW SERVE -HAVE SERVED-AND WILL SERVE
IN THE FUTURE.
Served with Bob in the Mountain Ranger Camp from 1976-1978.
In 1981 I attended Phase 1 training at Camp McCall, at that time Major Robert Howard was the Camp Commander. I still can see him in my mind. He had a look that just went right through you. But he was also a very nice man just to talk too. I believe I would have followed him to hell if need be. I will always remember him and wish him well.
Although I have never met COL Howard, I have an unusual bond that until
today I did not know existed. My uncle, 1LT James R. Jerson, whom is also
the man I was named after (as my father and he were best friends, hence
how my parents came to know each other), was the platoon leader COL Howard
so valiantly attempted to save the day he earned his Medal of Honor. For
many years, the pain of my uncle's death stayed with my grandmother, and
the inability of her to discuss it, and therefore anyone in my family,
kept the history of my uncle's passing a clouded secret. Other family
problems created rifts between my other uncle and the family as well, but
recently, those rifts have been mended, and the dialogue has been reopened
with many things. I don't know why today (with the technology being what
it is these days, the information is readily available on the internet),
was the day I decided to learn a little more about my uncle, but it just
happens that way sometimes.
What an honor to visit this great web site. Thanks for making it
I would truly love to meet this great soldier. I cannot believe that we
have not heard of this man's actions. He deserves every bit as much
acclaim as any WWII hero.
Sitting in the compound, killing time, waiting for the next manifest
call. I find this. First knew the man as XO 2-75 INF, then again at Ranger
School (really dating myself). Nothing but the highest respect for COL
Howard, consider myself privileged for having had the opportunity to serve
in the same Army with him. Time to head for the loading dock, Charlie
In listening to a recent compilation of Berachah Church lessons on
freedom through military victory.... Colonel Howard was the guest speaker
at a fourth of July celebration there. I was so thrilled about him that I
put his name in the search engine and found your site!!!! It is really
wonderful and I am so proud to be an American!!