Colonel Howard is not only an inspiration but also a living, breathing
national treasure. Every college, military and not, should actively
SGM Norman A. Doney, USASF (Ret)
Good job, Guys, I have just started looking at your site. I was drawn
by the bravery and valor of Colonel Howard. Thanks!
To all that served with the Special Forces in Vietnam, I say, thank
you. For those of you that may have served with Colonel Howard "Rocky"
Rockhold, this is a message to inform all that Rocky is gravely ill
suffering with lung cancer and hospitalized in Manhattan, Kansas. Rocky is
my uncle. His family is asking for your prayers in hopes that a miracle
with those prayers might reduce Rocky's chances of leaving this life too
soon. Rocky has many things that need doing before he dies. My name is
Steve "Doc" White. I am also a Vietnam veteran having served in SE Asia
with the 101st Abn. Had it not been for Col. Rockhold I probably would not
be the proud veteran that I am.
Kenneth M. Cox
I had the privelge of serving under then CPT Howard in 1972...a great
Thank you for the site:
Dear COL Howard,
COL Howard, thank you for your service.
Dennis Drennan, Detachment A-502, 5th Special Forces Group (Abn), 1968-1969. An honor to have served.
ROBERT L. HOWARD IS MY BEAUTIFUL FATHER. THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS
MY RESPECT AND ADMIRATION FOR MY FATHER AND HIS IMPECCABLE
ACCOMPLISHMENTS. I HAVE HELD HIS HAND THROUGH MANY CEREMONIES AND SHARED
THE MOST INSPIRING CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FRIEND AND HERO. GOD BLESS YOU
First Sergeant U.S. Army Rangers (Retired) James C. Williams
Nice site, and glad to see Bob honored (along with some of our other
comrades). Good also to see some familiar names in the Guest Book.
George "Sonny" Nicholson Msg (Ret)
I wish to say "thank you" to all of those Americans that served with
honor in any connection in the Vietnam War. I am proud to be one of you.
For many Americans I am sure, the recent Presidential election brought
to mind the clear contrast between the quiet patriot from Alabama, who
spent his career and his life in proud service to his Country, who Neil
honors on this site, and the political opportunists, who tried to explain
to America, what it meant to be an American hero. It is a shame that more
of the American people do not know the real heroes are most often quiet
men like Bob, who were respected by all those who knew and served with
SALUTE YOU ALL...AMERICA THANKS YOU, WELCOME HOME, and to those who
never made it back WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.