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DANNY EUGENE TUCKER

DANNY EUGENE
TUCKER
  • Wall Name:DANNY E TUCKER
  • Date of Birth:12/29/1948
  • Date of Casualty:3/23/1968
  • Home of Record:WAVERLY
  • County of Record:WOOD COUNTY
  • State:WV
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:46E, 1
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

DOUGLAS MONROE BACOT

  • Wall Name:DOUGLAS M BACOT
  • Date of Birth:7/27/1926
  • Date of Casualty:3/24/1968
  • Home of Record:ORANGEBURG
  • County of Record:ORANGEBURG COUNTY
  • State:SC
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:46E, 2
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

JOSEPH GREGORY ARTAVIA


is honored on Panel 46E, Line 2 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/24/17 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Thank you Sergeant Artavia for your leadership and exemplary courage under fire.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/2/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SERGEANT ARTAVIA,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN ARMY AIRBORNE QUALIFIED GRUNT. REST IN PEACE.
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  • SERGEANT JOSEPH GREGORY ARTAVIA - DECADES LATER, SAN MATEO STILL HELPS OUT

    Posted on 8/8/16 - by CLAY MARSTON CLAYMARSTON@HOTMAIL.COM



    SERGEANT JOSEPH GREGORY ARTAVIA

    DECADES LATER, SAN MATEO STILL HELPS OUT

    Forty-five years after San Mateo adopted a military unit,
    the city continues to support the armed forces

    GEORGE KIRIYAMA

    NBC / BAY AREA - 1 February 2013

    It was 18 December 1967.

    That was the day Linda Patterson received a letter from her brother, Sergeant Joseph Artavia, who was fighting in Vietnam.

    Artavia asked his sister if the City of San Mateo would adopt his unit:
    A Company, 1st Battalion,
    327th Infantry Regiment,
    1st Brigade,
    101st Airborne Division
    aka " The Screaming Eagles."

    " You see, by having a town or city adopt us, it brings the morale of the guys up as high as the clouds," Artavia wrote.

    " I was just overwhelmed with how could we help these soldiers, Joe ? What could we do ? But I'll do it for you," Patterson thought to herself.

    Many of the guys in Artavia's unit were not getting any mail. They felt forgotten. They felt like no even cared.

    Patterson approached the San Mateo City Council and asked them to adopt her brother's unit. At the time, no city in America had gone on the record to support the troops in Vietnam. At first, the Council resisted saying her brother was originally from San Francisco and not San Mateo. Patterson, who worked in San Mateo, said that prompted her "to stand up and say he's not from Vietnam either, but he is fighting a war over there."

    That powerful statement led the Council to unanimously pass the resolution. Letters and care packages followed.

    " It was great for the men frankly," said Steve Patterson, a former platoon leader and Linda's husband. " The letters were the most important thing."

    " I was thrilled. I felt just something come over me that I thought wow, I can't wait to tell my brother this good news," Linda Patterson said.

    Just two weeks after San Mateo passed the resolution supporting the 101st Airborne, Sergeant Artavia was Killed in Action.

    " I knew in his last moments he knew that I had accomplished what he had asked me to do," Patterson said. " And he knew that."

    Forty-five years later, Linda Patterson's determination to fulfill her brother's wish hasn't been forgotten. San Mateo continues to reach out to soldiers now serving in a different war ... Afghanistan.

    Last night, former troops of the 101st Airborne in Vietnam talked to their contemporary 101st Airborne counterparts in Afghanistan via Skype inside the Council Chambers.

    " It's the symbolic gesture that's being done here which is not only for the 101st, but for all of our veterans," said Gary Higgins, President of the San Mateo County chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

    Before the video chat, the audience watched the one hour documentary " City With A Heart ", which is the story about the 45 year relationship between the Screaming Eagles ( 101st Airborne Division ) and the city of San Mateo.



    R E M E M B R A N C E


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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY AIRBORNE SOLDIER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER

    Posted on 8/8/16 - by CLAY MARSTON CLAYMARSTON@GMAIL.COM
    IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG
    UNITED STATES ARMY AIRBORNE SOLDIER
    WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    SERGEANT

    JOSEPH GREGORY ARTAVIA


    who served most heroically with


    COMPANY A

    1st BATTALION

    327th INFANTRY REGIMENT

    " HONOR AND COUNTRY "

    101st AIRBORNE DIVISION

    " THE SCREAMING EAGLES "


    was a recipient of the following

    military decorations and service medals


    SILVER STAR

    PURPLE HEART

    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


    and was entitled to wear the


    COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE

    and

    ARMY PARACHUTIST WINGS




    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE




    R E M E M B R A N C E




    REMEMBER, THERE IS HONOR STILL,
    IT IS FOR YOU TO SEE IT LASTS ©


    IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WE NEVER KNEW
    BUT OWE OUR LIVES AND FREEDOMS TO ©



    NOTE - At this time in 1968 after TET, the 2nd Battalion of the 327th Infantry Regiment was commanded by Colonel CHARLES ALVIN BECKWITH, known as " CHARGIN' CHARLIE " one of the foremost military commanders in the United States Army and later a founder of DELTA FORCE

    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CharlesAlvinBeckwith -

    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Force -


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  • Joe, your life did not end in 1968 KIA, you live in 10's of thousands soldiers

    Posted on 11/16/14 - by Linda Patterson artavia101@earthlink.net
    At this writing dear brother, November 2014, you continue to live in the hearts and minds of thousands of men and women who service their Country. It was your letter, your last request that has reached beyond what you could have imagined. Three Wars, three generations have benefited because of your request, "please sis, try to get us "Adopted", over 200 cities have answered your call and more come to us everyday. Your brothers who serve in those jungles may not have been in your unit, but know they know the name of SGT Joe Artavia. Your loving sister, Linda
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The Wall of Faces

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