- Designation: President
- Company: Veterans Lab Services, Inc
Served in Vietnam as a Senior Scout Observer for reconnaissance in the First Calvary from February to October 1970.
Awarded the following:
Combat Infantrymen Badge, Army Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, 2 Meritorious Bronze Stars, 1 Bronze Star with V Device, a Cross of Gallantry from the Government of South Vietnam, Expert Badge for M-60 Machine Gun, Sharpshooter Badge for M-14 Rifle, Marksman Badge for M-16 Rifle.
Founder of the Freedom Wave Foundation which provided charitable services for Veteran causes. Richard established a one of a kind Treat a Hero to Lunch program as shown here. The program shown on the video at DFW Airport was mostly self-funded by Cowand as his heart is with helping soldiers and other heroes. He is also an advocate for disabled veterans and volunteers to assist those in need navigate the VA system and secure the benefits that they earned.