It is with heavy hearts that the Indiana SAR shares the passing of our compatriot, Robert Dale Howell, Sr., LtCdr USN Retired. On 28 April 2016, Bob was mustered home by the Sovereign of the Universe. He was a true example of an SAR compatriot: dedicated, trustworthy, honorable, and a servant-leader. He was always ready to help anyone, and was always positive about the SAR and its future. He served as President of the Daniel Guthrie Chapter (IN), many roles in the districts of the Indiana SAR, President of the Indiana SAR, and many roles in the Central District. As the State Genealogist for Indiana he always went the extra mile to help individuals become members, and completed numerous approval ready application, including many applications with difficult challenges. As the Southern Indiana Vice Color Guard Commander, Bob kept events moving, and always took time to help newer color guard members, including Junior members, learn all the nuances of representing a soldier of the revolution.
Bob served his family, his nation, and the SAR at Chapter, District, State, Central District, and National as an Officer and a Gentleman. He will remain alive in the many hearts he touched while he was with us.