My deepest sympathies to the Buotte family as I just learned of Bobby's passing today. I was stationed with Bobby in the Reserve Administration Branch in Boston from 1983-1985. Bobby was a great Coastie, teacher, and mentor. I was a non-rate striking Yeoman (YN) in the office, and Bobby took me under his wing and taught me what it was like to be a YN. Basically, he instilled in me that we were in the "people" business. Bobby loved the Coast Guard and his family. The Coast Guard and his shipmates have lost a great and honorable servant. He will be missed by all who knew him.