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RIP. Thank God for people like him. I have a friend who did two tours in Nam as a Navy Seal. All the years that I have known him, he never quite got over his experiences. Not only did they give their lives in that country but they give of themselves for the remainder of their lives.
 

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R.I.P.

TAPS
 

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He was one of America's finest...R.I.P soldier.

TAPS...the final farewell to a warrior.

 

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Read the book "SOG-The secret wars of American commando's in Vietnam" by John Plaster. One of the storeis is about Col. Howard. Trust me, you can't put the book down. I've read it three times. Unbelievable stories of undercover covert operations.
 

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He was a real hero.

The medal can be awarded more than once but most often awared posthumously

Dual Medal of Honor recipients are:
Sergeant-Major Daniel J. Daly. Daly won his first MoH as a Private while serving during the battle of Peking, China, 14 August 1900, and his second MoH in Haiti, while serving in the 15th company of Marines as a Gunnery-Sergeant on 22 October 1915. Major Smedley D. Butler. Butler won his first MoH as a Major serving on Vera Cruz, April 22, 1914, and his second as Commanding Officer of detachments from the Fifth, Thirteenth, Twenty-third Companies and the Marine and sailor detachments from the U.S.S.Connecticut, Major Butler led the attack on Fort Riviere, Haiti, 17 November 1915.
 

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Thank you, Colonel for you unwavering devotion to duty, your bravery, and the fine example you set. You have earned your rest.

We salute you, Sir.
 

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(( Quote: HYDROsport; " I have a friend who did two tours in Nam as a Navy Seal. All the years that I have known him," he never quite got over his experiences. ---snip snip ---."" )).
HydroS, One's attention really perks when experiences of a Seal is mentioned. Seals are few and far between, Seal#1 and Seal#2, and fewer, especially with any history of war action prior to the 1st Gulf war.
There are active groups that are with hands out to/for troubled vets continued with PTSD and would like to record the few of their traumatic history to add to the archives of special warfare ops of the US navy.
It is a well known fact, if the Vets would discuss the issues, it relieves the bottled pressure, breaking them out of that closet of darkness, periodic despair. If you can, help this Seal vet.
If he is already in the archives, let 2cooler know so we may share his history.
http://www.navyfrogmen.com/
http://veriseal.org/
http://www.specialoperations.com/Phonies/
 

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Slow hand salute for Col Howard.

The nation is a little poorer for the loss of such men. This man served five tours in Vietnam and was nominated for the Medal of Honor three times in a thirteen month period. He not only held he MOH, but had two Distinguished Service Crosses which is our nation's second highest award for valor in combat.

RIP Sir. Job well done.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/117513/nb...s-medal-of-honor-winner-bob-howard-dies-at-70
 
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