Marine Captain Seth R. Michaud was killed during an errant training mission on June 22, 2003 in the Godoria Range of Djibouti. The late Captain was the victim of a misplaced bomb dropped by a B-52 on a practice mission. The M117 bombs fell near troops and the two Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters parked adjacent to the bombing range.

Captain Michaud was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine. Captain Michaud was an outstanding student and athlete throughout his life – captaining his high school soccer team and graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1998. He was an Eagle Scout and avid outdoorsman. Nearly 200 people attended his hometown funeral. He is survived by his wife, Karen Marie Michaud, and 18-month-old son, Ian, his parents, Francis and Karen Michaud of Hudson, and his brother and sister.

The Travis Manion Foundation honored Captain Michaud through the Character Does Matter program presented during the USNA’s Summer Seminar and USNA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camp for rising 11th graders.

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