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Colonel Howard is not only an inspiration but also a living, breathing national treasure. Every college, military and not, should actively
seek his presence.

David Stafford

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SGM Norman A. Doney, USASF (Ret)

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Hello
Proud to be an American and so proud of each one of these men for all that they have done for us.
God Bless them.

Charles A. George, SR.

 

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Good job, Guys, I have just started looking at your site. I was drawn by the bravery and valor of Colonel Howard. Thanks!

Doug Irvine (USMC 65-69 Vietnam 66-67)

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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.

Thanks to all
Doc

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COL Howard,
Thank you so much for being one of Americas great treasures. You were a role model and a father figure to me as a young private 30+ years ago in 2/75. You don't know how much it meant to me when you pinned my SGM stripes on me in Dec 03. My family and friends all know about you and I make it my job to inform as many as I can about your quiet professionalism. I showed the video of that promotion ceremony to all at our 30 year Ranger reunion last Oct and many said they were moved just seeing you and hearing your voice. You inspire me always. Thank you and God bless you.
RGR Rock Shiffer

ROCKLYN M. SHIFFER SR
SGM, USA
V CORPS, G3 RCD SGM
DSN: 370-5919

Do you know about SGT Alvin York and Audie Murphy? Then you should know also, Robert L. Howard, MOH.

Link to the tribute of a Great soldier with 3 MOH nominations - Robert L. Howard, MOH  http://members.cox.net/rlhtribute/

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Kenneth M. Cox
Marion, VA

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I had the privelge of serving under then CPT Howard in 1972...a great American!

M.W. "Mike" Menser
Director, Business Development
706.569.9100 office
706.718.9751 cell

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Thank you for the site:

8/63-8/67 ASA
8/81-9/97

Roger

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Dear COL Howard,
God Bless you for your sacrifices. You define Selfless Service. Last I knew you were working for the VA in Korea. Is that still the case? If so, next time I visit I would love to meet you I believe we have a mutual acquaintance. I also am a lifetime DAV and VFW member and worked for the DAV for a year before accepting a postion with the Government.

Richie A. Reeder
US Army (RET)
Giessen Germany

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COL Howard, thank you for your service.
SGM Bill Chapman, (USA Ret).

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Dennis Drennan, Detachment A-502, 5th Special Forces Group (Abn), 1968-1969. An honor to have served.

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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 DADDY

LOVE ROSSLYN

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First Sergeant U.S. Army Rangers (Retired) James C. Williams
Served with (then) Captain Robert Howard in the 2nd Battalion Ranger, 75th INF Regiment, 1975-1976 Ft. Lewis, WA

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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.

I met Bob in Feb 69 when he was Opn NCO of the Recon Company. That first briefing, when they pulled back the TS curtains and showed the operational maps where Recon did its work .. a real jaw dropper, to say the least! And then, when I started hearing the tales in the club and team rooms, of who Bob Howard really was and what hed done .. well, it set a whole new level for what was expected, thats for sure!

There are a hundred stories, of course. (Anyone remember when he was driving a jeep outside the camp, unarmed, and some fool VC took a shot at him? And how aggravated he was when he returned, after having chased that poor VC all over the OP hilltop with that jeep? Never did catch him, and just as well, I think.)

A true legend; Im proud to know him.

David Kirschbaum
SGM, USA SF (Ret)
10, RTs KENTUCKY and MAINE
Plt Sgt, Co A Hatchet Force SOA (CCC)
squiretoad@hotmail.com

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George "Sonny" Nicholson Msg (Ret)

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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.

Timothy Dorgan

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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 them.
Rangers Lead The Way.

John Martin

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SALUTE YOU ALL...AMERICA THANKS YOU, WELCOME HOME, and to those who never made it back WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.

John N. Hatzikalfas
Vietnam -66 to 67
II Field Force Vietnam

John N. Hatzikalfas / President
Chapter 452 Vietnam Veterans of America
Daytime: 908-806-2688 Evening: 908-782-6856
http://www.vva-nj452.org jnhatzi@teamgraphic.com

             

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