ROBERT L BOUCHET
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HONORED ON PANEL 49W, LINE 46 OF THE WALL

ROBERT LOUIS BOUCHET

WALL NAME

ROBERT L BOUCHET

PANEL / LINE

49W/46

DATE OF BIRTH

02/15/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/11/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEEDHAM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Norfolk County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

SM2

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT LOUIS BOUCHET
POSTED ON 5.17.2017

Final Mission of SM2 Robert L. Bouchet

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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POSTED ON 5.10.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

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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POSTED ON 11.16.2015
POSTED BY: LARRY THOMAS BMC USN RET.

SHIPMATES

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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POSTED ON 11.15.2015
POSTED BY: Peter A Brown

Forever Missed

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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POSTED ON 1.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear SM2 Robert Louis Bouchet, sir

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
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