I don’t know whether there is a connection or not but based on the surname of his mother thought perhaps there may be a connection??..Penny
Concord Monitor (NH) - October 11, 2007 Deceased Name: Robert L. Angus Earned the Navy Achievement Award
WELLS, Maine - Robert Leslie Angus, 59, of Wells, Maine, and Penacook, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center of multiple organ failure after a 13-year battle with Agent Orange, the herbicide/defoliant used during the Vietnam War. Bob was born in Norwood, Mass., the son of Robert G. and Dorothy (Fillmore) Angus. His early schooling was in Norwood and Walpole, Mass., where he loved playing baseball, excelling as a pitcher. He learned to play ice hockey on the ponds near his home. His family then moved to Concord, where he entered Rundlett Jr. High and became the youngest hockey player to skate for Concord High, skating for them in ninth grade and earning a most valuable player award during his four years. He graduated from Concord High School in 1966. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a gunner's mate. His first tour was aboard the USS Wedderburn, a World War II destroyer based out of San Diego, which provided aircraft carrier escort, pilot rescue and shore bombardment in support of U.S. ground troops. On that tour, Bob's group earned the reputation of the best gunners in the Pacific. His second tour of duty was as a special forces Black Beret aboard the river patrol boats or PBRs, made famous by the movie Apocalypse Now. After attending a British commando school, he was deployed near the Cambodian border, where he often brought out downed pilots, inserted Green Berets and Seals, searched river traffic, and engaged the enemy, serving on more than 121 river patrols. In April of 1970, he earned the Navy Achievement Award with combat "V" presented by Adm. Zumwalt for devotion to duty and courage under fire. Bob was an HVAC mechanic and a licensed electrician. He took courses at New Hampshire Tech in Manchester upon his return from the service and worked for Humphrey's and Central Aire in Bow and for the state of New Hampshire. Before his illness, he had his own business, Angus and Sons. Bob had several passions. He loved to garden, raising vegetables and perennials in profusion. He also enjoyed gourmet cooking, and during many of his hospitalizations, he always had the Cooking Channel on for all to watch with him. But his greatest enjoyment, which he shared with his wife Janne, was RVing. He drove his beloved Chevy Silverado diesel HD, towing his fifth wheel over 25 states and three Canadian provinces, from the tip of Nova Scotia to Florida, where he and Janne spent winters at Daytona Beach. Before his illness limited travel, he was able to full-time it for three years. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren. He leaves behind his wife and soul mate of 37 years, Janne (Beede) Angus; his son, Robert, wife, Dawn, and their children, Alyssa and Aidan of Penacook; his son, Jeffrey, wife, Jenn and their children, Brendon and Logan of Penacook; his parents of Concord; a brother, David Angus of Concord; three sisters, Marilyn Lovejoy and Bonnie Osgood, both of Concord, and Pam Angus-Harrison of Brookline; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews. Military services and burial will be held at a later date at New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. This service will be open to all friends and family but also to any veteran, especially Vietnam veterans, who would like to welcome home one of their own. Anyone wishing to express sympathy to the family who is unable to attend may do so at Angusandsons@...
. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.
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