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2010-02-24 07:36:50 PM
HOLY SHIAT (new window), this man was awesome
 
2010-02-24 07:51:40 PM
I agree that Audie was a badass
 
2010-02-24 07:52:49 PM
waywardtraveler.net
 
2010-02-24 07:56:04 PM
GaryPDX: I'm not 100% sure but I think he's second only to Audie Murphy (new window)

/sleep well Colonel Howard


Audie Murphy is behind George "Bud" Day.
 
2010-02-24 08:29:42 PM
cmunic8r99

Those hats look brown to me.
 
2010-02-24 08:45:52 PM
Rare is the img1.fark.net used appropriately. In this case, it was.
 
2010-02-24 09:29:21 PM
8 farking Purple Hearts? Damn.
 
2010-02-24 09:32:10 PM
Yeah, eight of them.

t0.gstatic.com
 
2010-02-24 09:38:20 PM
Flatulent_Flea: Yeah, eight of them.

I was just searching for that image. I was wondering when a piece of shiat republican was going to mock this great guy. Then I was going to show what a piece of shiat republican might look like.
 
2010-02-24 09:43:27 PM
Fluff Girl: I was just searching for that image. I was wondering when a piece of shiat republican was going to mock this great guy. Then I was going to show what a piece of shiat republican might look like.

I'm trying to think of how someone would mock this guy. Hmm...

OK, I did have something, but I couldn't bring myself to post it. I feel dirty even being able to write it. All kinds of government health care and handout stuff.
 
2010-02-24 09:51:21 PM
To clarify, I seethe with rage at what this woman represents.
I honor the man in this story.
 
2010-02-24 10:02:05 PM
Wow. G'night soldier.
 
2010-02-24 10:27:54 PM
I was expecting an AC/DC record release anouncement.
 
2010-02-24 10:34:26 PM
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Howard (then Sfc .), distinguished himself while serving as platoon sergeant of an American-Vietnamese platoon which was on a mission to rescue a missing American soldier in enemy controlled territory in the Republic of Vietnam. The platoon had left its helicopter landing zone and was moving out on its mission when it was attacked by an estimated 2-company force. During the initial engagement, 1st Lt. Howard was wounded and his weapon destroyed by a grenade explosion. 1st Lt. Howard saw his platoon leader had been wounded seriously and was exposed to fire. Although unable to walk, and weaponless, 1st Lt. Howard unhesitatingly crawled through a hail of fire to retrieve his wounded leader. As 1st Lt. Howard was administering first aid and removing the officer's equipment, an enemy bullet struck 1 of the ammunition pouches on the lieutenant's belt, detonating several magazines of ammunition. 1st Lt. Howard momentarily sought cover and then realizing that he must rejoin the platoon, which had been disorganized by the enemy attack, he again began dragging the seriously wounded officer toward the platoon area. Through his outstanding example of indomitable courage and bravery, 1st Lt. Howard was able to rally the platoon into an organized defense force. With complete disregard for his safety, 1st Lt. Howard crawled from position to position, administering first aid to the wounded, giving encouragement to the defenders and directing their fire on the encircling enemy. For 3 1/2 hours 1st Lt. Howard's small force and supporting aircraft successfully repulsed enemy attacks and finally were in sufficient control to permit the landing of rescue helicopters. 1st Lt. Howard personally supervised the loading of his men and did not leave the bullet-swept landing zone until all were aboard safely. 1st Lt. Howard's gallantry in action, his complete devotion to the welfare of his men at the risk of his life were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army."

Holy shiat...
 
2010-02-24 10:36:01 PM
GAT_00: OK, I did have something, but I couldn't bring myself to post it. I feel dirty even being able to write it. All kinds of government health care and handout stuff.

i get that government healthcare and handout stuff, so I'm getting a kick out of your withheld remarks.
 
2010-02-24 11:14:47 PM
hooah.
 
2010-02-24 11:18:20 PM
*Salute* The commies can't getcha now, can they soldier?
 
2010-02-24 11:19:05 PM
Apparently it took them two months to construct a casket strong enough to contain his balls.

from an ex-sailor: *salute*
 
2010-02-24 11:19:21 PM
RIP Warrior.

We are diminished.
 
2010-02-24 11:19:32 PM
Goodnight, funny man.

Seriously though, I have always thought that I could be this awesome under fire. After reading the account of what he did, I seriously doubt it. I would have probably laid down and cried like a baby after getting shot the first time.

/Hero, indeed.
 
2010-02-24 11:19:35 PM
The Long Grey line grows again. Thank you Solider, thanks.
 
2010-02-24 11:20:37 PM
Ennuipoet: Rare is the img1.fark.net used appropriately. In this case, it was.

That's what I was thinking, too.
 
2010-02-24 11:21:49 PM
Grote-Man: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Howard (then Sfc .), distinguished himself while serving as platoon sergeant of an American-Vietnamese platoon which was on a mission to rescue a missing American soldier in enemy controlled territory in the Republic of Vietnam. The platoon had left its helicopter landing zone and was moving out on its mission when it was attacked by an estimated 2-company force. During the initial engagement, 1st Lt. Howard was wounded and his weapon destroyed by a grenade explosion. 1st Lt. Howard saw his platoon leader had been wounded seriously and was exposed to fire. Although unable to walk, and weaponless, 1st Lt. Howard unhesitatingly crawled through a hail of fire to retrieve his wounded leader. As 1st Lt. Howard was administering first aid and removing the officer's equipment, an enemy bullet struck 1 of the ammunition pouches on the lieutenant's belt, detonating several magazines of ammunition. 1st Lt. Howard momentarily sought cover and then realizing that he must rejoin the platoon, which had been disorganized by the enemy attack, he again began dragging the seriously wounded officer toward the platoon area. Through his outstanding example of indomitable courage and bravery, 1st Lt. Howard was able to rally the platoon into an organized defense force. With complete disregard for his safety, 1st Lt. Howard crawled from position to position, administering first aid to the wounded, giving encouragement to the defenders and directing their fire on the encircling enemy. For 3 1/2 hours 1st Lt. Howard's small force and supporting aircraft successfully repulsed enemy attacks and finally were in sufficient control to permit the landing of rescue helicopters. 1st Lt. Howard personally supervised the loading of his men and did not leave the bullet-swept landing zone until all were aboard safely. 1st Lt. Howard's gallantry in action, his complete devotion to the welfare of his men at the risk of his life were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army."

Holy shiat...


Thats it? What a pansy!


Holy shiat.
His awards and decorations include the Medal of Honor; Distinguished Service Cross; Silver Star; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (three awards); Bronze Star for Valor (three awards); Purple Heart (eight awards); Meritorious Service Medal (two awards); Air Medal for Valor (two awards); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal for Valor (three awards); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal (four awards); National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Gold, Silver and Bronze Stars; and the Vietnam Wound Medal.

It seems like it would be easier to list the medals this guy DIDNT get.
 
2010-02-24 11:22:05 PM
Career military huh? What? He couldn't hack it in the real world?

The jizz mopper at the Shady Lady is a bigger hero than this yutz.
 
2010-02-24 11:22:57 PM
sbrister: HOLY SHIAT (new window), this man was awesome

Thanks for that, wasn't about to give a click to the network tag.

This guy had hero written all over him. Rest in peace, and thank you.
 
2010-02-24 11:24:35 PM
Wow, cheers soldier. Glad we had you on our side.
 
2010-02-24 11:24:42 PM
Jakevol2: Career military huh? What? He couldn't hack it in the real world?

The jizz mopper at the Shady Lady is a bigger hero than this yutz.


Too obvious 0/10
 
2010-02-24 11:25:33 PM
Hero?

How so? The man seemed to be a walking bullet magnet, nothing heroic about that.. probably a pretty poor soldier if he is that bad at not being hit also 36 years in and only a Colonel? My dad did 2 tours and Vietnam and didn't get hit once.. (Armor one tour and Attached to a South Vietnamese unit as a forward combat advisory the other and member of the 82nd Airborne) he does tell a story about a sniper taking a crack at him. Also when back in Saigon about going to the movies in town with one hand on a 45 tucked into his shirt, and I'm sure there are things that he would rather not discuss.
 
2010-02-24 11:25:50 PM
Kyoki: Jakevol2: Career military huh? What? He couldn't hack it in the real world?

The jizz mopper at the Shady Lady is a bigger hero than this yutz.

Too obvious 0/10


You will think it is a 0/10 after I film myself dancing on his grave and post it to YouTube.
 
2010-02-24 11:26:02 PM
cmunic8r99: GaryPDX: I'm not 100% sure but I think he's second only to Audie Murphy (new window)

/sleep well Colonel Howard

Audie Murphy is behind George "Bud" Day.


I do love hearing about Audie Murphy though. 5' 5.5", 110 pounds And he grew to 5'7", 145 by the end of the war.

And he's the most decorated soldier of WWII. I guess the whole army macho thing isn't such a big deal when you have a gun.

Oh, and props the Col. Howard.
 
2010-02-24 11:26:06 PM
chupathingie: Rest in peace, and thank you.
Thank you sir.

/ftfms
 
2010-02-24 11:26:33 PM
God probably had to take him at night, or else there would have been a struggle.
 
2010-02-24 11:26:49 PM
mrlewish: Hero?

How so? The man seemed to be a walking bullet magnet, nothing heroic about that.. probably a pretty poor soldier if he is that bad at not being hit also 36 years in and only a Colonel? My dad did 2 tours and Vietnam and didn't get hit once.. (Armor one tour and Attached to a South Vietnamese unit as a forward combat advisory the other and member of the 82nd Airborne) he does tell a story about a sniper taking a crack at him. Also when back in Saigon about going to the movies in town with one hand on a 45 tucked into his shirt, and I'm sure there are things that he would rather not discuss.


10/10


Jakevol2, THAT is how you troll.
 
2010-02-24 11:27:56 PM
Was a bit confused about some of the dates in his service record from TFA; but the sbrister's link clarified. After he retired from active duty, he spent time as a VA employee, helping out fellow vets.

Rarely is a tag more deserved than here. RIP, Colonel.
 
2010-02-24 11:28:11 PM
Unknown_Poltroon: mrlewish: Hero?

How so? The man seemed to be a walking bullet magnet, nothing heroic about that.. probably a pretty poor soldier if he is that bad at not being hit also 36 years in and only a Colonel? My dad did 2 tours and Vietnam and didn't get hit once.. (Armor one tour and Attached to a South Vietnamese unit as a forward combat advisory the other and member of the 82nd Airborne) he does tell a story about a sniper taking a crack at him. Also when back in Saigon about going to the movies in town with one hand on a 45 tucked into his shirt, and I'm sure there are things that he would rather not discuss.

10/10


Jakevol2, THAT is how you troll.


that is a good troll.

what I was expressing was true sentiment. You won't find me swelling with pride for anyone in the military for any reason ever.
 
2010-02-24 11:28:15 PM
one word: WARRIOR
not enuff of 'em.
 
2010-02-24 11:30:02 PM
Doctors Without Borders are true HEROES.

That guy was just a murderer for hire.
 
2010-02-24 11:30:34 PM
RIP, Colonel.
 
2010-02-24 11:31:31 PM
TheFarkinEmpress: RIP, Colonel.

api.ning.com
 
2010-02-24 11:31:37 PM
Won't someone troll think of the innocent Viet Cong who bravely resisted this agent of imperialist aggression on behalf of the Amerikkkan Empire, worldwide capitalist conspiracy, et ceterarum?
 
2010-02-24 11:32:25 PM
*gets out trumpet*
*plays Taps*
*puts away trumpet*
*drinks a beer in his honor*
 
2010-02-24 11:32:55 PM
Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: Won't someone troll think of the innocent Viet Cong who bravely resisted this agent of imperialist aggression on behalf of the Amerikkkan Empire, worldwide capitalist conspiracy, et ceterarum?

I have no love for them either. They were as much mindless killers as the members of the US military.
 
2010-02-24 11:33:47 PM
Good job, Soldier.
 
2010-02-24 11:34:06 PM
RIP to one hell of a warrior, and may I say he possessed a magnificent jaw. Seriously, Stan from American Dad would envy that jawline.
 
2010-02-24 11:36:05 PM
Hey, stupid question here...

He died December 23. They're burying him two months later. Why did it take so long? Is it because it's at the largest National Cemetery?

/Or did it take that long to cremate a guy with steel balls? :D
 
2010-02-24 11:37:31 PM
His willingness to continue under fire put me in mind of this guy. (new window)
 
2010-02-24 11:38:03 PM
Juniper Jupiter: Hey, stupid question here...

He died December 23. They're burying him two months later. Why did it take so long? Is it because it's at the largest National Cemetery?

/Or did it take that long to cremate a guy with steel balls? :D


didn't you know, the military's most distinguished attribute is it's efficiency. No one gets a job done like high school drop outs with an IQ 0f 89.
 
2010-02-24 11:39:43 PM
Jakevol2: Unknown_Poltroon: mrlewish: Hero?

How so? The man seemed to be a walking bullet magnet, nothing heroic about that.. probably a pretty poor soldier if he is that bad at not being hit also 36 years in and only a Colonel? My dad did 2 tours and Vietnam and didn't get hit once.. (Armor one tour and Attached to a South Vietnamese unit as a forward combat advisory the other and member of the 82nd Airborne) he does tell a story about a sniper taking a crack at him. Also when back in Saigon about going to the movies in town with one hand on a 45 tucked into his shirt, and I'm sure there are things that he would rather not discuss.

10/10


Jakevol2, THAT is how you troll.

that is a good troll.

what I was expressing was true sentiment. You won't find me swelling with pride for anyone in the military for any reason ever.


Since you seem to be one of those people I'm sure you don't care but you are about the biggest piece of cowardly shiat to dance on someones grave. It doesn't matter whether or not it's a soldier. What's wrong are you too chicken shiat to talk shiat to a living person?
 
2010-02-24 11:39:53 PM
Hero tag is deserved here. He lived to 70 because it took that long for the reaper to get up the nerve to try for Mr. Howard.
 
2010-02-24 11:40:41 PM
soupbone: Jakevol2: Unknown_Poltroon: mrlewish: Hero?

How so? The man seemed to be a walking bullet magnet, nothing heroic about that.. probably a pretty poor soldier if he is that bad at not being hit also 36 years in and only a Colonel? My dad did 2 tours and Vietnam and didn't get hit once.. (Armor one tour and Attached to a South Vietnamese unit as a forward combat advisory the other and member of the 82nd Airborne) he does tell a story about a sniper taking a crack at him. Also when back in Saigon about going to the movies in town with one hand on a 45 tucked into his shirt, and I'm sure there are things that he would rather not discuss.

10/10


Jakevol2, THAT is how you troll.

that is a good troll.

what I was expressing was true sentiment. You won't find me swelling with pride for anyone in the military for any reason ever.

Since you seem to be one of those people I'm sure you don't care but you are about the biggest piece of cowardly shiat to dance on someones grave. It doesn't matter whether or not it's a soldier. What's wrong are you too chicken shiat to talk shiat to a living person?


maybe, maybe not. You will never get the chance to find out.
 
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