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Col Bob Howard - American hero!

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Uploaded on Jan 5, 2010

Tribute by Brian Williams to the passing of Col. Bob Howard, recipient of Medal of Honor. A Tribute is also posted in words at http://arkansasgopwing.blogspot.com/2...

This video was posted under the Fair Use Doctrine for educational and informational purposes and to preserve this excellent tribute for a hero whom I both respected and admired. As a 22 year Veteran, I have little good to say about those in the White House or Pentagon during the Vietnam War but I have much to remember in the honor of those who served. The grueling statistics of the Vietnam War are identified at http://www.mrfa.org/vnstats.htm .

As I remember those who died during the Vietnam War and those who died after returning also because of the war but whose names are not listed on "the Wall" of remembrance, I know I am blessed by God to be living these many years.

But what may surprise some, out of the 58,272 names (as of 2010) my birth name is listed five (5) times and my adopted name given by my loving parents is listed on the Vietnam Wall sixteen (16) times in some form or fashion with two (2) times being an exact match to my full name. When I first went to the Wall, I looked for a friends and comrades whose names were on the wall. On the first time I approached a panel on the Wall, I was stunned as a beam of light shined directly on my full name on the wall. I was stunned. The odds of this happening were 0.000034 or Zero%. But "God whispered spoke softly "your name is on the Wall but you are not." I am not on the Vietnam Wall by God's grace, but I remember those who are and pray for their families and am thankful I have been given many years to remember them. And if you read this far, may God Bless you as you remember.

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