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    W2OKM - Robert Boulle - Middletown - USA

    Robert Boulle, W2OKM from Middletown, New Jersey, USA passed away 17 July 2019.
    Information from his qrz page:
    Robert N. Boulle, W2OKM SK

    (SK July 17, 2019)
    Birth Date: Nov 07 1924
    QCWA Number: 15894

    Robert N. Boulle, 94, of Middletown, NJ, died on July 17, 2019 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. He was born on City Island in the Bronx to the late John and Lillian Boulle. Robert was interested in radios and electronics from his teen years. As such, when drafted into the US Army Air Corps in 1943, he served as a radioman on various bombers and transport aircraft in the Pacific theater during WWII. Robert not only served honorably during this time, he was also awarded the Air Medal for Meritorious Achievement in Flight when he and his crew mates landed their transport plane into an unsecured Tokyo shortly following the signing of the surrender. Robert met his future wife Irene in college. They got married soon thereafter. Robert took a job as the station engineer of a small radio station, WTBO, in Cumberland, MD. Robert then went on to become an Electronics Engineer for the US Army CECOM at Ft. Monmouth in the early 50's and retired from the Fort in 1980. He was an avid Yankees and Giants fan and never missed seeing a game. He collected stamps and coins. His favorite hobby, however, was as a Ham radio operator, call-sign W2OKM. Fluent in Morse code, he would contact other hams in all areas of the world by Morse code or voice. And he loved traveling with his family on summer vacations to all areas of the Northeast and Canada.

    Surviving are his two sons, Robert M. Boulle of Tinton Falls, NJ, and John R. Boulle and his wife, Patricia, of Greenfield, NH.

    Robert was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Irene Boulle in 2018; his parents; his sister, Beatrice Adams; and his two brothers, Vernon Boulle and John Boulle.
    73 Al 4L5A