Bouchet, Robert Louis, PO2 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SM-0000-Signalman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Signalman
Last Duty Station
1967-1968, SM-0000, IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment/Unit 3 - Qui Nhon
Service Years
1964 - 1968
SM-Signalman
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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1944
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Needham
Last Address
Needham, MA

Casualty Date
Aug 11, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Binh Dinh
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Santa Barbara Cemetery - Santa Barbara, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
49W 046

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 Duty Stations
IUWG-1/IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment
  1967-1968, SM-0000, IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment/Unit 3 - Qui Nhon
 Combat and Operations History
  1967-1968 Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In early 1968 another unit was established at Vung Ro Bay, bringing the total to five. They were designated by that time as Inshore Undersea Warfare Units: IUWU-1 at Vung Tau, IUWU-2 at Cam Ranh, IUWU-3 at Qui Nhon, IUWUA at Nha Trang, and IUWU-5 at Vung Ro. The total force con-sisted of more than 500 people at its peak.

   
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high school friend
Bob was a classmate and friend at Needham HS. Our 50th reuion is next year. I will make certain we all remember Bob and his sacrifice. Hey good buddy I hope you are the starting forward on the hoops team in heaven.
James Jenkins
james.jenkins@ubs.com
Aug 24, 2011
Proudly served, with him
167, Shortt Rd., Santa Rosa, Ca., 95405, USA
Bob was, someone special. He was, a born leader. When he put his hand, on your shoulder and looked you, in the eye, you listened. When he smiled, you smiled. A reunion with Inshore, Undersea Warfare, Unit 3, never goes by, without a tribute to him. After he was fatally wounded, in a firefight, there was not a man, among us, that didn't tighten, his jaw and his resolve, to carry his spirit onward. He was, our Brother.
Dana Robert Huff
drhuff44@yahoo.com
May 25, 2009
Best friend
186, Whitaker Rd., Fairview, N.C., 28730, USA
THE GREATEST MAN, I NEVER KNEW
BOB WAS, THE BEST FRIEND, I EVER HAD. I ONLY KNEW HIM, FOR A SHORT TIME, BUT WE WERE, INSTANT FRIENDS. IF HE HADN'T BEEN, TAKEN FROM US I'M SURE, THAT FRIENDSHIP WOULD, BE STRONGER STILL. HE HAD, SO MUCH TO OFFER, HAD HE LIVED. THERE WAS, NO SWEETER, GENTLER MAN. NEVER A DAY, GOES BY THAT I DON'T, THINK OF HIM. I WOULD LIKE, TO LOCATE A FAMILY MEMBER, HIS BROTHER, OR MOTHER, IF EITHER READ THIS. HE WILL ALWAYS, BE, IN MY HEART.
Penny Bakken
wink2246@aol.com
Friday, February 19, 1999
   
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