Episode 2800 – Medal of Honor tribute for Army Green Beret Robert Howard

Medal of Honor recipient Green Beret Robert Howard, Vietnam Veteran News, Mack Payne

Medal of Honor recipient Green Beret Robert Howard

Episode 2800 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Army Green Beret Robert Howard and his Congressional Medal of Honor award. The featured story comes from The We Are The Mighty website and was titled: This Green Beret is considered one of the most decorated soldiers of all time. It was submitted by Tim Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick entered the Navy in 2007 as a Hospital Corpsman and deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in the fall of 2010. Tim now has degrees in both Film Production and Screenwriting. tim.kirkpatrick@wearethemighty.com

Kirkpatrick reported in the story that at the age of 17, Robert Howard came from a very patriotic family. His father and four uncles all served as paratroopers and he elected to follow in their footsteps. He dnlisted in the Army in 1956. Soon after his training, Howard would be shipped off to Vietnam where would eventually complete five combat tours — all with the U.S. Army Special Forces. During one 13-month period, Howard was nominated for three Medals of Honor for three separate acts of heroism in combat.

While serving as a sergeant of an American-Vietnamese platoon, Howard embarked on a rescue mission for a missing American soldiers thought to be deep in enemy territory.

During the mission, Howard’s platoon came under massive attack by a large enemy force. As allied forces were wounded all around him, Howard managed to rally his men and continue engaging the enemy for nearly four hours.

Eventually, their efforts would pay off as they successfully fought off the aggressive enemy.

Although severely injured himself, Howard oversaw and accounted for every man before leaving the battle field due to his injuries.

Listen to episode 2800 and discover more about Army Green Beret Robert Howard and his Congressional Medal of Honor award.

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