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December 25, 2012
Well Sir, Its been awhile since I've dropped in. Nothing has changed too much. Family is good, Kenzie is growing, and I'm still a Deputy but I'm a K9 officer now. Something I probably wouldn't have attained without having you lead me. You taught me loyalty and determination which in the end gives you a "never quit" attitude. Captain Secher I do accredit you with most of what I do and fortunately succeed in today. I miss alot Sir and would do anything to be able to call you and joke about old times and talk about the new. To invite you to my home with my family for a Holiday feast or two. But I can't...But what I can do is continue to tell me about what type a person you were and the one I admire. Yes the Marine was great, but the Man, Robert Secher was even better. Thank you sir for you sacrifice and I cherish the time we were working alongside one another at OCS. Semper FI Sir...And may God Speed!!!
Oh yea...Im gonna be in Tennessee next month and I plan on trying to catch up with your family...Cant Wait! But at very least I will visit you!!!
With love Sir, Brian (Sgt Davis)
November 05, 2012
October 8, 2012
To the family and friends of Capt. Robert M. Secher:
Always remembering Robert. "Some gave all."
October 04, 2012
It has been a while since I searched the names of some friends in the USMC, and here I've found this place to remember my old roommate. Secher and I were new lieutenants together at the 6-month basic officer course. I was married and living in town and assigned to his room for the many hours we spent waiting between activities in the early hours or late at night.
Unlike many officers that become officers right out of college, Secher had enlisted in the USMC at 17, served four years, and then went to college before coming back as an officer. While enlisted, he had served at the prestigious "8th and I" barracks in Washington D.C.. In addition to the normal enlisted service ribbons, he had a presidential medal on his uniform for serving with the president's security team. It was obvious: He was the best of the best. His room was always clean. His uniform was always perfect. His gear was always organized. He was fit. He listened to others. We looked up to him. He was mostly soft-spoken unless he was leading us on a run and let his command voice ring out to keep us in step.
On his shelf were photos of two great or great-great grandparents in military dress uniforms. One fought in WWI—for Germany. The other fought in the Civil War—for the South. With his wry smile he noted that he came from a long history of military service that just happened to be on the wrong side. Next to the photos were additional books on tactics that he studied. His first choice for a job in the USMC was to be a tank commander and a book on the tactics of the WWII German tank commander Rommel had a prominent place on the shelf. As is usually the case in the USMC, Secher wasn't given his first choice. Sure, he was disappointed, but he handled it with the same confident, professional grace that he handled any obstacle.
I feel foolish saying I miss him and think of him often now when, the truth is, I was busy and hadn't looked up his name for years before I looked up his name and learned of his death. Maybe I'm just frustrated that the world didn't stop on that day almost six years ago and somehow announce our shared loss. I'm sure it did seem to stop for some of you. For those of you who were maybe too young to remember him well, he was the perfect hero, ready to serve valiantly on whatever stage history would give him. He would be that hero that you see in the movies. We just lost him too soon.
To mom and dad, thank you for the amazing man that you brought into this world and shared with us. My son will know that I am a better man because of your son.
He was always faithful.
September 05, 2012
Robert taught me strength in an unforgiving environment. I will never forget how he blessed my life. TF 1-36
July 06, 2012
To the Secher family,

May the wonderful memories of your loved one provide solace for you during this difficult time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved ones again in Paradise. John 17:3
May 30, 2012
May 28, 2012
Eventhough we lost you in this world, you will never be forgotten.
May 27, 2012
I served with Rob during 2001-2002 while on deployment with the 15th MEU. I was a Platoon Commander with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. Both Rob and I sailed on the USS Dubuque. I am out of the Marines now and I have two kids, the oldest of which is six and I am trying to explain what Memorial Day is to her which is why I have been thinking of Rob as of late. I wish I had something more profound to say, but I would like to say that I remember Rob and was glad to have known him. We did not spend a lot of time together but the two of us had a chance to do an advance party trip for some some training in Darwin, Australia (right before Sept 11) and we spent some time together talking on the observation deck above the bridge on the USS Peleliu. I had many conversations with Rob, but I remember this conversation well because it was just a beautiful day looking out over the Pacific and Rob and I were relaxed and enjoying each other's company. Rob was always thoughtful and such a genuine person. I will keep him in my prayers this weekend and I'll make sure that my children know that it is for Rob (and so many others) that we observe Memorial Day. Thank you. Patrick
May 27, 2012
It's so wonderful to read the stories about Robert. I get to know a different side of him this way. Words can not even come close to how empty it is in our family. His nieces and nephews are growing up and he would love to have seen them graduate from his old alma mater, Riverale and graduating from college. Years go by. Tears still flow. And you are missed by many, Robert. You are not forgotten. Here's a video about Robert.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQRcr4rOtbc
May 25, 2012
Thank you for all you did for our country.

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