Honoring a Recognized Veteran

by Emily Baird on December 29, 2009 at 6:04 am

One local veteran is honoring the passing of a fellow Medal of Honor recipient.

Ron Rosser is flying a blue Medal of Honor flag outside the front of his house for Robert Howard, who he says is the most decorated soldier in US history.

Rosser met Howard back in 1959 at the 101st Airborne in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

"He used to come up and talk to me all the time. He kind of idolized me and wanted to be like me. I used to tell him, don’t try to be like me, son, " says Rosser.

Rosser says he’s known every Medal of Honor recipient, dating back to the Spanish-American War, and the men have kept in better contact with each other after forming the Medal of Honor Society back in 1958.

"If there was ever such a thing as band of brothers, I guess we’re it. We’ve been taking care of ourselves ever since we got together, " says Rosser.

While NBC News nationally recognized Howard’s accomplishments a few years ago, Rosser says all Medal of Honor recipients have stayed humble and would agree that they haven’t done anything different than any other soldier.