FRANK F AUGUSTINE
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HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

FRANK FRANCIS AUGUSTINE

WALL NAME

FRANK F AUGUSTINE

PANEL / LINE

17W/14

DATE OF BIRTH

05/12/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/28/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PORTSMOUTH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Newport County

STATE

RI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRANK FRANCIS AUGUSTINE
POSTED ON 12.15.2008

In remembrance of Frank Augustine

My name is Tyler Fay and I am a senior at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island. I have the privelege of being in a class that is about the Vietnam War. We have the honor of doing a project about one of the soldiers who gave their life while serving. I have selected to do Frank Francis Augustine. Every man and woman who serves for our country is remembered through this project. If anyone has any information about Sgt. Augustine that they would feel comfortable sharing with me it would be greatly appriciated. please feel free to send me an e-mail. Thank you
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POSTED ON 11.23.2006
POSTED BY: Terry Allan USA (Ret)

Salute

Can't remember where or when I met him, must have been Duc Pho or environs. Can't remember a lot of things about that time frame. Do remember that Augie had a wife and a new baby I think. Do remember that he had extended a while so he could get a drop and get out earlier. Do remember that when we heard the news, it was like getting hit with a stick. Not Augie was the general sentiment. Such a guy! My memories are short but sweet of him and his squad, others of whom also died that day. Who ever his child grew up to be, just know that your pop was something.
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POSTED ON 5.27.2002
POSTED BY: Sgt. Ron Stocker

My Friend, Frank

I arrived in Co. C, 26th Engineer Bttn., in June 1969. Frank Augustine had been there since August 1968. He and I hit it off immediately. We were both married and had a son at home. He had extended his tour in Nam by about a month so as to get an early out.

His squad was scheduled to pull minesweep on Sunday morning, 9/28/1969. On Saturday evening, at about 9:00, there was a knock on the door of my supply hooch. I was the company supply sergeant. When I answered, there stood Frank. After I had invited him in, he told me that he needed something for the mission the next morning. After I gave him what he needed, he just stayed and talked for a while. I remember him saying that he felt very nervous about the next morning. I just joshed with him and told him that everything would be fine. He, then, said, "Well then, let me ask you a favor. Would you go out and walk the road for me in the morning?" Since I had every intention of being asleep when they left and no intention of putting my life in danger, I laughed and said no.

As he walked away from my hooch that evening, he turned when he was 15-20 feet away and said, "I will never ask you to do this for me again." Once again, I laughed and insisted that he would be fine and going home soon.

At 9:00 the next morning, word came in from the road that we had suffered 3 casualties and that the bodies were being choppered back into Duc Pho. When I went up to the headquarters, I was told that Sgt. Frank Augustine, SP4 Phillip Cooney, and SP4 Johnny Glisson had died during the minesweep. I remember thinking that it was almost as if Frank knew that his time had come.

I have thought a lot about those boys in the past 33 years and have wondered whatever became of Frank's son, who would be about 34 or 35 years old now. I hope that he has learned what a fine young man his father was and how he was always in his Dad's daily thoughts. I miss you, Frank.
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POSTED ON 3.4.2002
POSTED BY: Robert H. Grundner

A Kind and Good Man

I met Frankie at Raytheon where we worked in the same building. He seemed to be always ready with a smile and a friendly hello, even to those of us with whom he had infrequent contact.
This good nature and his smile were infectious to many of us who crossed paths with him in his department. I recall too how happy he made another warm and loving person who met and later married him.
Thank you for serving our country, sorry they were lying to us so much.
A lot of us did our duty, but it cost you your life.
God Bless You
I hope Andrea and your child know that some of us remember and pray for you and your family even today.

Bob Grundner (Tiny Jr.) RM3 USNR
Lincoln, R. I.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2001
POSTED BY: Bev Cummins

My friend Frankie

I worked with Frankie at Raytheon before he entered the Army. I also worked with his wife at the time at Raytheon. I seen their love blossom and grow. They were married a short time before he was shipped out. One year later we were attending his funeral! I have never before or after met a nicer guy! Frankie loved everyone and everyone loved Frankie! He was always smiling and you couldn't help but be happy when you were around him! My name at the time I worked with Frankie at Raytheon was Beverly D'Amico. I know Frankie is with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and someday I will see my friend again!
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