ROBERT C CHAUDOIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

ROBERT CONN CHAUDOIN

WALL NAME

ROBERT C CHAUDOIN

PANEL / LINE

4W/82

DATE OF BIRTH

09/29/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/27/1971

HOME OF RECORD

SAN MARINO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT CONN CHAUDOIN
POSTED ON 4.16.2017
POSTED BY: Alan F Cagle, 1LT, USAR

Fort Ord D-2-3

I was the XO of D-2-3 in 1970. I went to the Junior Officer Club on Dec 27, 1970. Sitting at the bar, a guy said "Hi Al". I jumped, it was Cod (that is what we called him). When we talked he told me he had his orders and was going home in a day or two. Sure enough he got his 30 days and reported in Country on Jan 27 and was KIA March 27. This date is spooky. I learned he and his RTO had been killed at the Rock pile by an RPG with the 101 Abn. News got back to Fort Ord about April 1. All of us were shocked as he was well liked. We never got any info on how he died. Just want to say God Bless You.
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POSTED ON 3.28.2017
POSTED BY: Steve Snyder

High School Buddy

When Conn transferred into Sam Marino High School, we became instant friends because of our love of basketball. We played pick-up games every spare moment we had and went to every UCLA basketball game we could at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles during 1964 and 1965 when UCLA won their first two National Championships. We also played poker a lot with other high school buddies and had some wild 7/27 games.

Conn and I got together whenever he came home on leave from the Army to drink a few beers and play pool. I saw him on his last leave before he returned to Vietnam in March 1971 and a few days later was killed in action.

He was a good friend.
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POSTED ON 3.27.2017

Ft. Ord B-1-3

Lt. Chaudoin was the Training Officer for B-1-3 (BCT) at Ft. Ord in May '70. I broke a bone in my foot jumping over a wall on the obstacle course. As I hobbled about, the DI's ignored me. Lt. Chaudoin noticed my predicament and offered to give me a ride to the infirmary in his nice blue Camaro. He was from San Marino and I was from El Monte, CA. The cities are a few miles apart geographically, but eons apart socially and economically. Yet we chatted amicably during a few minutes of normalcy. He always seemed different from the rest of the cadre. It was heartbreaking to read of his death in Stars and Stripes the following year. Lt. Chaudoin, you were an officer and a gentleman. RIP, Sir.
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POSTED ON 9.17.2014
POSTED BY: Gerald "Jerry" Turner

OCS Class 6-70 Lost a good man

I wasn't very close with Robert but everyone that survived OCS then are all brothers in arms. I was a lucky one after OCS I was an instructor at the Infantry School and then spent a year in Korea with several other of our classmates, Daugherty, Holbrook, McDonald, McSorley, Melvin Turner, Watkins.

I have often wondered if we lost any classmates and I just found out about your death today searching OC class 6-70. As I look through my OCS yearbook it is hard to believe you were the only one we lost. It was a tough time to serve and be a LT. We will always honor your service and that of all of our brothers..
Rest in Peace
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POSTED ON 3.26.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Robert Conn Chaudoin, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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