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is honored on Panel 11W, Line 131 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/23/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Patrick Ernest Hennen, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Photo remembrance of Patrick Ernest Hennen

    Posted on 12/11/14 - by Bob Ahles, St. Cloud, Minnesota & Herb Reckinger Jr., Cottage Grove, Minnesota
    Photo and information was taken from the historic book “THE FACES BEHIND THE NAMES - The Vietnam War” with the permission of author Don Ward. Acknowledgement and a thank you go to Mr. Ward and Patrick’s parents, Lavern and Eileen Hennen.

    Pat, it is with great humility, pride and honor that Herb and I post this remembrance for you and upload your photo so that your memory and the sacrifice you made for your country will never be forgotten and to ensure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many after all these years. Thank you Pat for being who you were and for all you did. We live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you that answered the call to duty.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/23/13 - by Robert Sage
    Patrick is buried at Saint Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery, Watkins, Meeker County, MN. SS BSM PH
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 6/17/13 - by Philip Schoemaker

    I served with A co 122 Inf 4th div from Aug 3 1969 to Aug 2 1970.

    Here are two of my close friends who were killed during my tour and whose names are on the wall.

    Time certainly erases some memories and we had two CO's a Cpt Sustersic and Cpt Scahina. I think it was Captain Sustersic who was killed in the An Lao River Valley near Bon Song on Nov 3 1969. I was the m-60 machinegunner behind him as we were attempting to close on an enemy element in the river bottom.

    The element was the rest group of a much larger force that was attempting to surround us. Cpt. Susteric was killed in the first minute of our engagement.

    Sgt. Patrick Hennen was killed by a bullet to the head fired by a retreating element during a foray into Cambodia in early 1970.

  • Photo remembrance of Patrick Ernest Hennen

    Posted on 4/19/13 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN

    Photo was provided by high school classmate and friend, Mike Ackerman, who converted a very faded color photo to black and white to bring out better contrast.

    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest In Peace and Honor Pat.

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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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