American Flags and Iowa Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, July 19th through Sunday, July 20th in Iowa in honor of US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Howard. Staff Sgt. Howard was a member of the 450th Bomber Squadron, 322nd Bomber Group, Medium, 9th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII, and was last seen April, 1945. His unit was on a bombing mission over Germany when they were shot down. His remains were recently positively identified.
His awards included: the Purple Heart, Air Medal (with one silver and two bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with three bronze service stars), World War II Victory Medal and Enlisted Crew Wings.