Colonel Robert Howard a legendary man on and off the battlefield, set the example to follow. With being wounded over 14 times in Vietnam, Colonel Howard earned numerous Silver and Bronze Stars, 8 Purple Hearts, a Distinguished Service Cross, and a Medal of Honor to name a few. This man embodied the Ranger Creed. As he makes his way to the patrol base, I want to take a moment to thank him for his service and remember his comrades who he was unable to save.The citation is an outstanding testament to what a soldier endures, and the challenges some choose to face on the battlefield.
Colonel Howard lost his fight with cancer. My condolences to his family, his friends, and the community he served. RIP Ranger. RLTW, SIR!