Richard Gerald Godbout

Army of the United States
11 January 1948 - 30 December 1967
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Richard G Godbout

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Richard Gerald Godbout

13 Dec 2001

My Brother, My Friend

I had a brother, Richard was his name
He was also my friend, I am not shamed
We shared fun, laughter and joy
Most of all, his motorcycle, his toy
People stared as they drove by
I'd give them a smirk, pretending he's my guy
Most of the time we spent together
Were during our teens, thought we'd live forever
He was so special my brother, my friend
I can't believe it all came to an end
Only the good die young, that's what they say
I think about Richard whenever I hear that, to this day
We had a special bond, he and I
The saddest day of my life was when I said "good-bye"
As I stand here beside his grave
I think of all that he gave
It's written "killed in Vietnam Dec 30th 1967"
I'm sure my brother the hero is in heaven.

Cecile Corson

21 Dec 2004

My name is Dave Lefebvre, and Richard was my friend, my fishing buddy. I recall the day I learned of his death. I was sad and very angry, because, as I recall he was near the day he would return to the US, and I would have been one to be there when he did. For a long time, I would see his mom and dad at BiWise, and all our eyes would well up.

I still miss him. We had fun.

From a friend,
David Lefebvre

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 30 Dec 1967 four men from A Company, 4th Bn, 23rd Infantry, were killed during an artillery/mortar attack:

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his sister,
Cecile Corson 
11 Feb 2001

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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