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I met Col. Howard at Ft. Sam in 1990. I was in the infantry and sent there because my wife had Leukemia. I was a PFC when I met him and the day after I met him he went and visited her in the hospital. She was in the hospital there for three months prior to her death in January of 1991. Col. Howard was the only person to visit her besides family. As great a soldier as he was, in my eyes, as a person there is no match. I think about him a lot and use his stories as motivation, determination, discipline, and mental toughness with my college baseball team.

If you ever need anything you look me up.

God bless you in all you do.

Vernon Sampley

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I never knew that,,.and I was with the 101st airborne division and spent a half tour in combat zone,,,Col. Howard was neeedless to say a dedicated and strong willed determined individiual, that is a inspiration to anybody that knows of him and his accomplishments! Airborne!!!!!!!!!

(217)

Mike Winstead
5Th SFG, Det A-227, 68-69
In March of 69 we turned the camp over to MACV..

Dawson Springs, Ky
270-797-8909
mikesminirex@earthlink.net

(216)

I would like COL HOWARD to know how much we were honored to have him as our guest speaker for our 10th annual VIET NAM VETS/ LEGACY VETS Motorcycle club Veterans day run last year in San Antonio, TX. However, we were extremely even more honored when he came to our Veterans Day run this year as a guest. COL HOWARD, by now you realize that our organization is adamant about the POW/MIA issue and we are dedicated to supporting our troops and helping any veterans that are in need of food or health care.

We are often stereotyped because of how we dress and because we're bikers, however our love for this country stirs deep within our brotherhood. I can promise you this, as long as were still able to walk, we will continue our struggle for Veterans rights and we will never let a returning Veteran get treated as we were when we came home.

"SUPPORT OUR TROOPS & REMEMBER OUR VETERANS & GOD BLESS AMERICA"!

"SUA SPONTE"

Joey "Brasso" Welsh
Association Historian Co E (LRP) 20th Inf Abn &
Co C (RGR) 75th Inf Abn Assn Inc.
http://www.e20-lrp-c75-rgr.org/

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James S Coryat USAF retired

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ALL OUR THANKS TO A GREAT HERO!
IT WAS SHAMEFUL THE WAY THESE GREAT AMERICANS WERE TREATED UPON THEIR RETURN TO THE STATES.
AMERICA OWES THEM A GREAT DEBT OF GRATITUDE.

JERRY A. & SUZANNE L. WATKINS

(213)

I had the honor of serving in the Navy's Amphibious forces for some
three years in the Pacific theatre of operations. While "Island Hopping" had the opportunity of witnessing many acts of bravery but none to compare with Robert Howard's! Now in happy retirement in Florida at the ripe old age of 83 I still remember WW 2 and its many heroes who, like the Colonel, served with distinction. Thanks for acquainting me with the Robert Howard story.

Lt. (S.G) USNR retired.
Bill & "Mo" Hodill

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I had the pleasure of working with COL Howard prior to his retirement at HQ, Fifth U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
I still see him at the commissary.
Outstanding individual with a great reputation.
God Bless him for everything he has done for our soldiers and this great country.

SGM (R)

Ramon C. De Hoyos
Chief, CTC Branch
TNG DIV, G3-OPNS
(210) 221-1328
DSN: 471-1328
FAX (210) 295-9690
ramon.dehoyos@fifth.army.mil

(211)

Great Site

Tom Sutton
414 S. W. Brent St.
John Day, OR 97845

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Telephone 1-541-575-1431
Tom Cell 1-541-377-4140
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From One Vietnam Vet to another one.
Congratulations for a Job Well Done
Henry Kwant

(209)

Thank you, for awonderful web site that HONORS ALL THE BRAVE MEN who served our country with PRIDE and HONOR!
For too long, those of you who served in Viet Nam, have had to listen to a lot of crap from a lot of cowards who did not have the guts to serve with all of the brave men and women who did so.
Thank you again for this site.
Godbless you all.
Richard R. Beisigl

(208)

Iím not a soldier nor have I ever been in a foreign country to suffer the hardships, and trauma of war and/or peace. For when you are separated from your loved ones, it is always rigorousness. I just want to thank ALL of our service men/women who so unselfishly serve our country to ensure our Freedom, I thank God for you ALL daily and now wish to thank you ALL. May God Bless each and every one of you. Some gave all. ALL gave some.

Jeri Kelly
Savannah Ga.


 

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"Don't do what you've been told to do... Do what needs to be done."

What great words from a great man, and what I hope we all can do in our lives. To all the hero's protecting my freedom I salute you!

Will Rogers
(aka Tom Mix)

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My name is Jerry Litton. I am currently a CW3 serving
in Balad Iraq and I am here to sign the guest book.
sincerely,
Jerry Litton

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I am humbled.

Gary Sachs


 

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I am glad to read this. I am a Viet Nam vet and proud of it .
Sidney H. Davidson CW3 Ret.

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This is a very awe inspiring site. Our SF men are the Best and Col. Howard is the "Best of the Best."
Thank you so much.
Danny Roese, CW2, Ret
Det A-227, LZ Pony, '67-'68 and
Co. B 123rd Avn, Americal, '71

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Jesse R. Boyd
SGM, (Ret)

(201)

Neil,
Thanks for building a great web site.
I never met Bob Howard, but I've had the honor of meeting other men in Special Forces who I'm sure he would be proud to serve with. At the top of the list would be Joe Alderman. Joe never got the recognition he deserved and did not seek it either.
It is with great pride that I served with Project Delta (Recon), B-52, 5th SFG, in 1967 and again in 1970. I had the priviledge of associating with a lot of American heroes.
Bob Howard serves as the epitome of heroic professionalism and set the example that all of us tried to emulate.

A job well done, Neil.

Gratefully,
MSG Maurice Brakeman (Ret)
US Army Special Forces

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PFC K. Howard Fish
U.S. Army

I have heard of Robert Howard before surprisingly enough and I want to say that I wish there were more men like him. The soldiers who fought in the vietnam war have never received enough credit for their service because of a country that is ignorant and does not understand that war. Any soldier who reads this, no matter what war or for how long, thank you for your service and God Bless!

             

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