Howard Miskelly awarded Bronze Star
Posted on: January 17,2014
World War II veteran Howard Miskelly, father of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame board president Oscar Miskelly, today was presented the Bronze Star in ceremonies at the State Capitol.
The Bronze Star is the fourth highest combat decoration and recognizes meritorious service in battle.
U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper and Governor Phil Bryant made the presentation.
Howard Miskelly, 88-year-old founder of Miskelly Furniture, fought in Belgium, Holland and Germany. He served as a Squad Leader during the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaign and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.
Both Harper and Bryant praised Howard Miskelly at length in their remarks. Howard Miskelly’s acceptance speech lasted 10 seconds, tops.
“First, you can’t imagine how much it cost me to get them to make these nice remarks. Second, I didn’t know I had this many friends,” Miskelly said. “Third, God bless you, and I love you all.”
Said a beaming Oscar Miskelly said. “You don’t understand. That was a lengthy speech for Dad.”
Congratulations, Mr. Howard. You certainly deserve this honor. And many more. Love you much!!
So proud of you.
You have always been an important person in my life. I love you and Miss Ann so much. Congrats on an honor well deserved.
Congrats Mr Howard, You are sooooooo deserving. You are a precious, precious person and I love you.
Congrats Mr Howard, Bronze Star – Wow!
Well Deserved honor. You are such a SPECIAL
friend to me and I love you dearly….