Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An American Hero Passes

A genuine American hero will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetary today. Col. Robert L. Howard (USA-Ret) passed away at the age of 70.

Col. Howard was thought to be the most decorated living American soldier. A member of the Army's Special Forces (Green Berets) during the Vietnam war, he was wounded 13 times during his five tours (54 months) in SEA. He was nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor 3 times during a 13 month period. President Nixon awarded him the medal in 1971.

His awards include the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, and 8 Purple Hearts.

Col. Howard retired from the Army in 1992.

Godspeed, Colonel ...

Information courtesy Michael Yon On-Line

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