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FRANK JOSEPH BELTRAN

  • Wall Name:FRANK J BELTRAN
  • Date of Birth:5/11/1948
  • Date of Casualty:8/11/1968
  • Home of Record:EAST ROCHESTER
  • County of Record:MONROE COUNTY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:49W, 46
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

HOWARD FRANK BURNS

  • Wall Name:HOWARD F BURNS
  • Date of Birth:4/12/1947
  • Date of Casualty:8/11/1968
  • Home of Record:SHELBURN
  • County of Record:SULLIVAN COUNTY
  • State:IN
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:QM2
  • Panel/Line:49W, 46
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH

ROBERT LOUIS BOUCHET


is honored on Panel 49W, Line 46 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of SM2 Robert L. Bouchet

    Posted on 5/17/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SM2 Robert L. Bouchet, QM Howard F. Burns, and GMG3 Herman A. Miller II were assigned to Task Force 115, Detachment III Qui Nhon, Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One (IUWG-1), U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam. On August 11, 1968, they were conducting a harbor patrol and surveillance mission in a Boston Whaler in the Northern Inner Harbor at Qui Nhon to protect friendly shipping and military vessels from attack by enemy sneak craft, swimmers, sabotage, and other threats. Bouchet, Burns, and Miller were part of an ambush operation that went terribly wrong. Their Boston Whaler was converted and stripped down, containing no armor, just an M60 machine gun. While they were interdicting a sampan in a free-fire zone, a decision was made by the officer-in-charge to try and board the sampan rather than open fire. The Viet Cong opened fire first, killing all three. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, iuwg1vets.org, and togetherweserved.com]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 5/10/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SIGNALMAN 2ND CLASS BOUCHET,
    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A SIGNALMAN 2ND CLASS. SUNDAY WAS THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT FORD CALLING THIS DAY THE OFFICIAL END TO THE WAR. IF IT WAS ONLY THAT EASY. I AM SO SORRY. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • SHIPMATES

    Posted on 11/16/15 - by LARRY THOMAS BMC USN RET. NIHONL;ARRY@YAHOO.COM
    RUBBED YOUR NAME AT THE WALL IN D.C IN MAY 2015.IT BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES. REMEMBRANCE CAN BE PAINFUL BUT, IT ALSO SO BROUGHT ME COMFORT KNOWING YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
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  • Forever Missed

    Posted on 11/15/15 - by Peter A Brown p-bap@hotmail.com
    I remember Bobby as fun loving crazy ,good natured. We slept in the same Hooch in Nam. He was a friend a leader and an AMERICAN Hero clear to the bone.I am proud to have been a part of his life and proud to have served with him. Thank You Bobby.
    You are missed and thought of daily.
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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear American Hero,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)

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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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