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April 3rd, 2013

A Real American Hero

Colonel Bob Howard (1939 – 2009) was one of the most decorated United States Army Soldiers in modern times.  He served our country for over 50 years, serving 5 tours of duty in Vietnam and numerous other tours throughout his years. Col. Howard was wounded 14 times in a 54 month period, which contributed to his numerous awards from the military.  He received 8 Purple Hearts, 4 Bronze Stars, several Silver Stars, and was nominated for the Medal of Honor on three separate occasions. Despite being nominated three times, individuals can only receive the Medal of Honor once during their lives.  Col. Howard received his from President Nixon in 1971 for his heroic actions during a rescue mission in Vietnam. Thank you, Col. Howard, for ... Read more
Posted by Amber on April 3rd, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military