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SP4 Bobby Allen Semore

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SP4 Bobby Allen Semore

Birth
Oklahoma, USA
Death
9 May 1967 (aged 22)
Bình Dương, Vietnam
Burial
Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA
Plot
1st Addition, Row 15, Plot 69
Memorial ID
79963042 View Source

Home of Record: McKinleyville, California
Date of birth: Friday, 03/09/1945

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army (Selective Service)
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 56408315
MOS: 11C20 Indirect Fire Infantryman
LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years
Unit: B TRP, 1ST SQD, 11TH ARM CAV RGT, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Saturday, 08/20/1966
Cas Date: Tuesday, 05/09/1967
Age at Loss: 22
Remains: Body Recovered
Location: Binh Duong, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Other Explosive Device - Ground Casualty

ON THE WALL Panel 19E Line 074

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Notes from The Wall:

Less than 24 hours after receiving the telegram informing her that her eldest child had been killed, Bobby's last letter to his widowed mother arrived in the mail. In read in part:

How are you and the kids doing? As for me, I am fine over here in old Vietnam. Right now, I am just sitting here thinking about home and how short I am to coming home to all of you... I will see you in 108 days... the 19th day of August. I will be home for sure by then...

You can tell my little brothers that I want to see some good marks on that card of theirs... you tell Marshall that I said to get better at that school work. Tell Sis that I said hello and that I love her very much. Well, Mom, I will close for now.
Love always, your son Bob

Bobby, thank you for your sacrifice for this Country.
Posted by: Rene'
Email:
Relationship: We were high school classmates
Sunday, September 10, 2000

I dont know this man. I am not a friend of his family. I never served with his unit, or in his platoon. I am simply a man who recognized that some people have paid a costly sacrifice to insure that I am free. I volunteered to drive down to Washington D.C. to represent my Police Department for the 20th anniversary of the The Wall. For the anniversary, all 58,229 names were read aloud, taking over 65 hours over a 4 day period. On Friday 8 November 2002 at 1050 hours, I was honored by being afforded the privilege of reading his name. It was unseasonably cold that day. The grass was wet from that mornings dew. The crowd stood silent. I paused, just for a moment, after reading his name. I can only pray that the good Lord has eased his friends and familys pain. And, I pray that his soul rests in heaven knowing that his efforts have not gone unnoticed, and that some of us remember that we have grown up in a world whos freedom was secured by his efforts. Thank you for your sacrifice to our country. Piece be with you.
Posted by: Todd Vogler
Email:
Relationship: 20th anniversary of the Wall
Saturday, November 16, 2002

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
Posted by: James E. Liptak
Email: [email protected]
Relationship: We served together
Friday, July 16, 2004

Bobby was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: [email protected] or through our website: http://www.11thcavnam.com

POST-TO-POST HORSE-TO-HORSE AND ONTO FIDDLERS GREEN ALLONS AND AMEN.
Posted by: Joe Willey
Email: [email protected]
Relationship: Blackhorse Trooper
Saturday, January 20, 2007

Patty Peeples-Kencke
[email protected]
He saved my life.
A true hero, that visits my mind...
Bobby saved my life! I need to explain, when I was a little girl, ( I am now 53) Bobby saved my life on a run-away horse. My father bought me a big ol horse (one of many in those days) I was a little girl. Bobby and his friend, ?,Waterman, was on a horse that the Waterman family owned. We three went riding, I on the big ol white horse, and Bobby and Waterman on the other horse, down McKinleyville Ave. in Calif.
I was just a little girl….
The big ol horse decided to start running down the middle of the two lane road. I COULDN'T STOP that horse. I was on a run-away! The horse's metal shoes made sparks on the pavement as it went faster and faster down the middle of the road. I was so frightened, and I knew that I would die. Cars that where coming towards us pulled over to the side of the road. It seemed that it took forever. Then my HERO rescued me. (I cry as I type this,,,,,I am so sorry)

Bobby Semore saved my life!
He was riding this awesome horse, but the horse was a lot smaller than the one I was riding. And this horse was carrying Bobby and the Waterman boy!
The horses ran approximately a mile down the car-filled road before I saw Bobby's big strong arm reach out and grab the bridle of the crazy horse I was riding. The look in Bobby's eye….He made me feel in my heart in that moment that it would by OK. He strongly pulled at the crazy horse's bridle and slowed us all down to a stop. My heart was racing, and I was breathing hard, I was so afraid. He helped me off the horse and we all walked back to the house. He made me feel….so safe.
My dad bought that awesome horse from the Waterman's family, and that horse stayed with our family, lived out a fun, and fulfilled life. In addition, I rode that horse to win the 1969 California regional championship. I named the horse Sunny. (After the song.)
I have thought of that day many times in my life. I am now a grandmother. I have traveled to the wall in Washington DC.
It was raining that day, when my daughter and I went to visit.
Bobby, as you know, at first I had a tough time finding your name in the book….It was hard to see the names in the rain through the plastic coving on the book… YOU didn't give up on me and I just HAD to find your name. Then I saw your name in the book. They hit me in the face…like when I found your name here in this forum. (I was again…telling my husband our story of the run-away horse.) I don't know why it took me so long to find you in here… I just didn't think. I am sorry.
I touched your name on the wall….and I cried, as the rain came down. Bobby….if you can hear me..I know you do. I haven't forgotten!…..YOU saved my life! I hope when I die we can meet again. And I can hug you…and tell you, thank you for giving me the time to live my life…and have a family.
I love you Bobby Semore…I always had a crush on you. But I was just a little girl, and you saw a little girl. But, no matter how old I get, I will always love you.
Love,Patty Peeples-Kencke
Kingston Springs, Tennessee

Nov 3, 2007

Diane Semore-Keyes
[email protected]
Sister
8217 Briar Way Granite Bay CA 95746 USAWE
We Miss YOu
Your Life was so short I was just a little girl ony ten years old. The loss was so hard on our MOM. I think it change her foever. MOM passed on hope you are all together now miss you all! Bobby,MOM,Marshall,Hoopie and my husband Doug too.
Jan 28, 2007

OPERATION EMBRACE
[email protected]
http://www.11thcavnam.com

Bobby was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: [email protected] or through our website: http://www.11thcavnam.com
Jan 19, 2007

BLACKHORSE TROOPER
POST-TO-POST HORSE-TO-HORSE AND ONTO FIDDLERS GREEN ALLONS AND AMEN.
Monday, May 09, 2005

Grateful American
Fellow Californian
American Hero
It makes me sad that there have been no entries for this fallen Hero, yet at the same time it makes me so very proud to be the first to pay tribute to him in this forum. Thank you SP4 Semore for your ultimate sacrifice. Rest well brave soldier, for you Sir, are not forgotten.
Sunday, May 09, 2004

Bob Jones
[email protected]
Went to school with Bobby
248 Williams-Finney Road
Kelso, Wa 98626 Cowlitz
Thanks my friend for your dedication.
Enjoyed playing ball with you in school. Thanks for the dedication you gave in serving your country. You are not forgotten. Have thought of you many times when Vietnam comes up in conversation. Thanks again.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

OBITUARY: Eureka Humboldt Standard * 16 May 1967

May 9, Vietnam. Son of Mrs. Delphine Semore of Eureka. Brother of Marshall Tean, Bruce Eugene and Dian Semore of Eureka. Grandson of Mr. And Mrs. Lloyd Semore of Chowchilla and Mrs. Jane Holland of Okla. Nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Howland of Modesto and Mr. And Mrs. Paul Burton of Texas. He attended McKinleyville High School and is a native of Oklahoma. He had lived in Humboldt County for 17 years, age 22. Services will be held at the Chapel of the Hedwoods, Wednesday at 2 p.m. With the Rev. E. I. Blue of the Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery.

Home of Record: McKinleyville, California
Date of birth: Friday, 03/09/1945

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army (Selective Service)
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 56408315
MOS: 11C20 Indirect Fire Infantryman
LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years
Unit: B TRP, 1ST SQD, 11TH ARM CAV RGT, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Saturday, 08/20/1966
Cas Date: Tuesday, 05/09/1967
Age at Loss: 22
Remains: Body Recovered
Location: Binh Duong, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Other Explosive Device - Ground Casualty

ON THE WALL Panel 19E Line 074

*~~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~~*

Notes from The Wall:

Less than 24 hours after receiving the telegram informing her that her eldest child had been killed, Bobby's last letter to his widowed mother arrived in the mail. In read in part:

How are you and the kids doing? As for me, I am fine over here in old Vietnam. Right now, I am just sitting here thinking about home and how short I am to coming home to all of you... I will see you in 108 days... the 19th day of August. I will be home for sure by then...

You can tell my little brothers that I want to see some good marks on that card of theirs... you tell Marshall that I said to get better at that school work. Tell Sis that I said hello and that I love her very much. Well, Mom, I will close for now.
Love always, your son Bob

Bobby, thank you for your sacrifice for this Country.
Posted by: Rene'
Email:
Relationship: We were high school classmates
Sunday, September 10, 2000

I dont know this man. I am not a friend of his family. I never served with his unit, or in his platoon. I am simply a man who recognized that some people have paid a costly sacrifice to insure that I am free. I volunteered to drive down to Washington D.C. to represent my Police Department for the 20th anniversary of the The Wall. For the anniversary, all 58,229 names were read aloud, taking over 65 hours over a 4 day period. On Friday 8 November 2002 at 1050 hours, I was honored by being afforded the privilege of reading his name. It was unseasonably cold that day. The grass was wet from that mornings dew. The crowd stood silent. I paused, just for a moment, after reading his name. I can only pray that the good Lord has eased his friends and familys pain. And, I pray that his soul rests in heaven knowing that his efforts have not gone unnoticed, and that some of us remember that we have grown up in a world whos freedom was secured by his efforts. Thank you for your sacrifice to our country. Piece be with you.
Posted by: Todd Vogler
Email:
Relationship: 20th anniversary of the Wall
Saturday, November 16, 2002

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
Posted by: James E. Liptak
Email: [email protected]
Relationship: We served together
Friday, July 16, 2004

Bobby was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: [email protected] or through our website: http://www.11thcavnam.com

POST-TO-POST HORSE-TO-HORSE AND ONTO FIDDLERS GREEN ALLONS AND AMEN.
Posted by: Joe Willey
Email: [email protected]
Relationship: Blackhorse Trooper
Saturday, January 20, 2007

Patty Peeples-Kencke
[email protected]
He saved my life.
A true hero, that visits my mind...
Bobby saved my life! I need to explain, when I was a little girl, ( I am now 53) Bobby saved my life on a run-away horse. My father bought me a big ol horse (one of many in those days) I was a little girl. Bobby and his friend, ?,Waterman, was on a horse that the Waterman family owned. We three went riding, I on the big ol white horse, and Bobby and Waterman on the other horse, down McKinleyville Ave. in Calif.
I was just a little girl….
The big ol horse decided to start running down the middle of the two lane road. I COULDN'T STOP that horse. I was on a run-away! The horse's metal shoes made sparks on the pavement as it went faster and faster down the middle of the road. I was so frightened, and I knew that I would die. Cars that where coming towards us pulled over to the side of the road. It seemed that it took forever. Then my HERO rescued me. (I cry as I type this,,,,,I am so sorry)

Bobby Semore saved my life!
He was riding this awesome horse, but the horse was a lot smaller than the one I was riding. And this horse was carrying Bobby and the Waterman boy!
The horses ran approximately a mile down the car-filled road before I saw Bobby's big strong arm reach out and grab the bridle of the crazy horse I was riding. The look in Bobby's eye….He made me feel in my heart in that moment that it would by OK. He strongly pulled at the crazy horse's bridle and slowed us all down to a stop. My heart was racing, and I was breathing hard, I was so afraid. He helped me off the horse and we all walked back to the house. He made me feel….so safe.
My dad bought that awesome horse from the Waterman's family, and that horse stayed with our family, lived out a fun, and fulfilled life. In addition, I rode that horse to win the 1969 California regional championship. I named the horse Sunny. (After the song.)
I have thought of that day many times in my life. I am now a grandmother. I have traveled to the wall in Washington DC.
It was raining that day, when my daughter and I went to visit.
Bobby, as you know, at first I had a tough time finding your name in the book….It was hard to see the names in the rain through the plastic coving on the book… YOU didn't give up on me and I just HAD to find your name. Then I saw your name in the book. They hit me in the face…like when I found your name here in this forum. (I was again…telling my husband our story of the run-away horse.) I don't know why it took me so long to find you in here… I just didn't think. I am sorry.
I touched your name on the wall….and I cried, as the rain came down. Bobby….if you can hear me..I know you do. I haven't forgotten!…..YOU saved my life! I hope when I die we can meet again. And I can hug you…and tell you, thank you for giving me the time to live my life…and have a family.
I love you Bobby Semore…I always had a crush on you. But I was just a little girl, and you saw a little girl. But, no matter how old I get, I will always love you.
Love,Patty Peeples-Kencke
Kingston Springs, Tennessee

Nov 3, 2007

Diane Semore-Keyes
[email protected]
Sister
8217 Briar Way Granite Bay CA 95746 USAWE
We Miss YOu
Your Life was so short I was just a little girl ony ten years old. The loss was so hard on our MOM. I think it change her foever. MOM passed on hope you are all together now miss you all! Bobby,MOM,Marshall,Hoopie and my husband Doug too.
Jan 28, 2007

OPERATION EMBRACE
[email protected]
http://www.11thcavnam.com

Bobby was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: [email protected] or through our website: http://www.11thcavnam.com
Jan 19, 2007

BLACKHORSE TROOPER
POST-TO-POST HORSE-TO-HORSE AND ONTO FIDDLERS GREEN ALLONS AND AMEN.
Monday, May 09, 2005

Grateful American
Fellow Californian
American Hero
It makes me sad that there have been no entries for this fallen Hero, yet at the same time it makes me so very proud to be the first to pay tribute to him in this forum. Thank you SP4 Semore for your ultimate sacrifice. Rest well brave soldier, for you Sir, are not forgotten.
Sunday, May 09, 2004

Bob Jones
[email protected]
Went to school with Bobby
248 Williams-Finney Road
Kelso, Wa 98626 Cowlitz
Thanks my friend for your dedication.
Enjoyed playing ball with you in school. Thanks for the dedication you gave in serving your country. You are not forgotten. Have thought of you many times when Vietnam comes up in conversation. Thanks again.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

OBITUARY: Eureka Humboldt Standard * 16 May 1967

May 9, Vietnam. Son of Mrs. Delphine Semore of Eureka. Brother of Marshall Tean, Bruce Eugene and Dian Semore of Eureka. Grandson of Mr. And Mrs. Lloyd Semore of Chowchilla and Mrs. Jane Holland of Okla. Nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Howland of Modesto and Mr. And Mrs. Paul Burton of Texas. He attended McKinleyville High School and is a native of Oklahoma. He had lived in Humboldt County for 17 years, age 22. Services will be held at the Chapel of the Hedwoods, Wednesday at 2 p.m. With the Rev. E. I. Blue of the Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery.


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