We lost a true American Hero. He was not well known as in Hollywood fame, but well know and respected, if not awed, by those who follow military history.
Robert Lewis (Bob) Howard (July 11, 1939 – December 23, 2009) was a highly decorated United States Army soldier and Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. He was wounded 14 times over 54 months of combat, was awarded 8 Purple Hearts, 4 Bronze Stars, and was nominated for the Medal of Honor three separate times. He was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetary on February 22, 2010.
I wish I could have shaken his hand just once.
Wednesdeyes... - H/t to David
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