CHARLES E BOVINETTE JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 127 OF THE WALL

CHARLES E BOVINETTE JR

WALL NAME

CHARLES E BOVINETTE JR

PANEL / LINE

5W/127

DATE OF BIRTH

07/24/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/20/1971

HOME OF RECORD

LANSING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Eaton County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR CHARLES E BOVINETTE JR
POSTED ON 11.28.2022
POSTED BY: John Harbottle

I was there.

The day we were ambushed I was just a few soldiers behind you when they sprang the ambush. I came forward and laid next to you to see if I could give you aid. I rolled you onto your back but I could see there was nothing I could do to bring you back. I will never forget you or that day. Two others, Daniel Hohman and James Schmoll, were killed in that same ambush.
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POSTED ON 7.30.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
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POSTED ON 5.27.2017

Final Mission of SP4 Charles E. Bovinette Jr.

PFC Daniel J. Hohman, SP4 Charles E. Bovinette Jr., and SP4 James K. Schmoll were infantrymen serving with D Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. On February 19, 1971, their unit was patrolling in the vicinity of Hill 463 in the Nam Ninh River Valley, Quang Tin Province, RVN. That evening they found a suitable place for their night defensive position (NDP), and dug fighting holes for the evening. The night passed quietly and the next day they resumed patrolling. Later that day, they were ambushed when a command-detonated booby-trap was exploded, killing Hohman and Bovinette. Schmoll was also killed by small arms fire in the same engagement. Hohman was posthumously promoted to corporal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by John Harbottle at vvmf.org]
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POSTED ON 5.13.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPEC 4 BOVINETTE,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRYMAN. SUNDAY IS MOTHER'S DAY. 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 2.1.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Charles E Bovinette Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice 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. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

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

Curt Carter
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