ROBERT R BRETT
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HONORED ON PANEL 40E, LINE 58 OF THE WALL

ROBERT RAYMOND BRETT

WALL NAME

ROBERT R BRETT

PANEL / LINE

40E/58

DATE OF BIRTH

01/03/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/22/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WASHINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

District Of Columbia

STATE

DC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT RAYMOND BRETT
POSTED ON 2.13.2016

Final Mission of LT Robert R. Brett

Father Robert R. Brett, S.M., a Catholic chaplain and Navy Lieutenant serving in Vietnam, gave his life for God and country on February 26, 1968, at age 33. He was killed in action by enemy mortar fire at the Khe Sanh Combat Base while waiting to celebrate Mass for U.S. Marines. Assigned with the 2nd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Father Brett had been in Vietnam since late the previous September. Especially during the few days before his death, he traveled frequently between war-torn outposts. In addition to providing religious services and rites for Marines of his own faith, Lieutenant Brett provided services for personnel of other denominations and made himself available to all who sought his assistance rendering spiritual aid and encouraging the men by his presence," read Navy reports. Due to security, space and staff restrictions, it was not possible for military personnel to gather in a large group, so Father Brett would go wherever he was needed. "During this time he celebrated masses almost continuously up to 10 per day under these circumstances," continued the correspondence. He was mortally wounded while in a bunker awaiting transportation to another area. [Taken from catholicherald.com]
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POSTED ON 2.1.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LT Robert Raymond Brett, 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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POSTED ON 7.27.2013
POSTED BY: John G. Woynsky, LTC, USA Ret.

Priest and Teacher

Robert Brett was a Marist Priest and Brother who taught at Chanel High School, Bedford Ohio from about 1962 to at least 1965. He was a good man and a great teacher. I went to school at Chanel graduating in 1966.
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POSTED ON 4.27.2013

If I should die...remembrances for LT Robert Raymond BRETT, USN...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

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POSTED ON 5.19.2006
POSTED BY: Sanford Eddy (Cpl., Hq. Co. 4th Mar Regt.)

Always Remembered

I was baptised and recieved First Holy Communion from Fr. Brett while at Camp Evans, Viet Nam.
His inspiration and memory has chartered the course of my life since.
What greater tribute then to know how many lives the good Father has touched.
Respectfully submitted.
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