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TIMMY VALADEZ

TIMMY
VALADEZ
  • Wall Name:TIMMY VALADEZ
  • Date of Birth:10/3/1947
  • Date of Casualty:9/28/1969
  • Home of Record:LOS ANGELES
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:17W, 18
  • Casualty Province:BINH LONG

ELTON DAVIS JR

  • Wall Name:ELTON DAVIS JR
  • Date of Birth:12/15/1949
  • Date of Casualty:9/29/1969
  • Home of Record:BARTLETT
  • County of Record:WILLIAMSON COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line:17W, 18
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

PATRICK ROBERT CURRAN


is honored on Panel 17W, Line 18 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Arm Band

    Posted on 12/26/16 - by Paula Wert
    Years ago, I accepted a metal armband with the name of Capt Patrick R. Currran who was listed as MIA. I found the band the other day and ran his name on the Internet.

    I am so sorry to learn he perished but was gratified that he was found and returned to the United States.

    Rest peacefully Sir, Thank You for your service and prayers for your family.
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  • LT PATRICK CURRAN

    Posted on 11/10/16 - by Melody DiGregorio melodygmd@msn.com
    I HAVE YOUR M.I.A. BRACELET AND WORE IT FOR MANY YEARS. WE ARE A MILITARY FAMILY AND MY HUSBAND SERVED IN THE AIR FORCE DURING VIETNAM, MY SON IN DESERT STORM, I LOST MY OLDEST GRANDSON IN IRAQ IN 2011. I WOULD LOVE TO RETURN YOUR BRACELET TO YOUR FAMILY, IF THEY WOULD LIKE IT, THEY CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH MY EMAIL
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  • To honor Curran

    Posted on 10/18/16 - by m5184830991@gmail.com
    I wore an MIA bracelet with the name of Patrick's Pilot, Luther Lono, until their remains were finally brought home 32 years after their plane crashed. They are laid to rest, together, in Arlington Cemetery. Lono's son now has his Father's bracelet. RIP. Patrick.
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  • POW Bracelet

    Posted on 6/28/16 - by Carmen Saro csaro32@yahoo.com
    I wore the bracelet with your name for a long time & kept checking the newspaper to see if you made it home & never found your name. I remember writing to your wife thru a PO Box in Illinois. She told me you were newly married & had a baby. I have been to the wall in Washinton DC a few times & just went to the roving wall this past weekend. I always look up your name & say a prayer. I will never forget your name & the letter from your wife- forever etched in my heart. Wondering if your wife & child are reading this. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice for us.
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  • Final Mission of 1LT Patrick R. Curran

    Posted on 6/27/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On 29 September, 1969, pilot MAJ Luther A. Lono and bombardier/navigator 1LT Patrick R. Curran were dispatched aboard an A-6A to conduct an armed reconnaissance mission in support of Seventh U.S. Air Force operations over Laos. The mission was under the control of an Air Force Airborne Tactical Air Control aircraft, and was to be conducted in a heavily defended enemy area. The mission proceeded without incident until 8:50 p.m., at which time the Airborne Tactical Air Control aircraft lost contact with the Lono/Curran aircraft. Their last radio contact had been about 25 miles west of Khe Sanh. Attempts to contact the aircraft were unsuccessful, and at 10:30 p.m., the commanding officer of the 11th Aircraft Group 11 declared them "overdue." At this declaration, electronic search efforts began for the crew members, and a signal was received by the Tactical Air Control aircraft at 0248 hours on September 30 which was believed to be a signal from an emergency transmitter. Subsequent attempts to contact the crew were unsuccessful. A visual search began at dawn on September 30, but no sign of the crew or aircraft was found. Both Curran and Lono were declared Missing in Action. On February 11, 2000 the remains of both aviators were returned to U.S. soil and positively identified June 27, 2001. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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The Wall of Faces

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