Aucoin, Joseph Bert, SGM

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Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Special Forces (1987-Present)
Last Primary MOS
18Z5-Special Forces Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11F10, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Service Years
1958 - 1987

Special Forces
Sergeant Major

Nine Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

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 Official Badges 

Special Forces Group Army Military Police Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Chapter XLI
  1987, Special Forces Association, Chapter XLI (Executive Officer) (Austin, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
31 MAY 1940 - 6 FEBRUARY 2011

Joe "Frenchy" Aucoin was born at Welch, LA on 31 May 1940. He entered the Army at Foprt Polk, LA on 31 March, 1958.
He served tours at Fort Bragg, Fort Chaffee, Fort Knox, Fort Bliss and numerous other locations. He served as a military advisor in Egypt and worked in Germany with the 385th MPunit. During his tour in Germany, Frenchy met his wife Bridgett Wardas. They were married on the 15th of April 1964. Bridgett passed away 3 years prior to Joe's death and he once was asked why he didn't marry again. Joe politely stated that nothing or no one could replace the woman of his dreams and his life partner Bridgett. He said that their life together fulfilled his every need in life. Joe and Bridgett had a daughter, Ingrid. He is survived by his daughter, 5 Grand Children and 4 Great Grand Children.
He served three tours in Vietnam with the 5th SFGA: his first tour from 22 May 1965 to 23 May 1966; his second from 13 March 1967 to 26 March 1968; and his third from 28 April 1969 to 23 Jun3 1969. His awards include the Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Senior Parachutist Wings, Vietnamese Jump Wings, Philippine Jump Wings, and numerous other awards.
Upon his retirement from the Army, Grenchy immediately went to work for the Federal Civil Service with the USPNFO office at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas, on 1 April 1987, where he worked until his death. His co-worker stated that he was a most dedicated man to every task given.
Frenchy was a Charter Member of the Lone Star Chapter of the Special Forces Association in Austin, Texas and was a valuable asset to the Chapter for many years. He served as our flag bearer during special events and other veterans holidays, and who better than the Sergeant Major for that task.
Frenchy will be missed but not forgotten by his brothers here in the Lone Star Chapter, by the Special Forces Association, and by all Special Forces Soldiers who knew him. "Frenchy" has gone before us to prepare the DZ for our eventual arrival at God's drop zone.
May God have mercy on him for he has seen Hell here on earth and has earned a place on God's A-Team for eternity.
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Senior Parachutist
Special Forces
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1958, Basic Training (Fort Polk, LA), A
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
385th Military Police Battalion5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1961-1964, 95B10, 385th Military Police Battalion
  1965-1966, 111.67, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1967-1968, 11B10, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1969-1969, 11F10, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
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