Noel Rabinowitz writes: Ret. Col. Robert L. Howard was buried last Wednesday. ("One of Nation's Most Highly Decorated Soldiers Laid to Rest," Fox News, Feb. 24, 2010)
Robert L. Howard was a Medal of Honor recipient, and was awarded the Purple Heart eight times. He was wounded 14 times in combat in the span of 54 months. He served five tours of duty in Vietnam.
I regret that I didn’t know who Robert L. Howard was. More importantly, I regret that my mind is clogged with names of people like Shawn Penn, Oprah Winfrey, Al Franken, and other stupid people.
Dr. Noel Rabinowitz is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at The King's College in New York City and is a guest writer today at Principalites and Powers. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1978-1985.
Innes adds: This is a man to celebrate. It is a telling indication of who we have become that this man is widely uncelebrated. Abbie Hoffman we know. Robert L. Howard is unsung. We ignore our heroes, and yet we still produce them. It's a great country, but we take alot for granted.