Robert L. Howard Photo

Robert L. Howard

Born: Jul 11, 1939

Death: Dec 23, 2009

Birthplace: Opelika

Nationality: United States

Robert L. Howard

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1939
Date of Death : Dec 23, 2009
Birth Place : Opelika

Robert Lewis Howard was a highly-decorated United States Army soldier and Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. He was wounded 14 times over 54 months of combat, was awarded 8 Purple Hearts, 2 Distinguished Service Crosses, 1 Silver Star, 4 Bronze Stars, and was nominated for the Medal of Honor three separate times. He died of cancer, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on February 22, 2010.

Also known as


  • Robert Howard

Awards Won


  • Medal of Honor
  • Purple Heart
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Silver Star
  • Legion of Merit
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Commendation Medal
  • Air Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
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