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BRUCE CARLTON BESSOR

  • Wall Name:BRUCE C BESSOR
  • Date of Birth:1/10/1948
  • Date of Casualty:5/13/1969
  • Home of Record:FAIRFAX
  • County of Record:CITY OF FAIRFAX
  • State:VA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Line:25W, 94
  • Status:MIA
  • Casualty Province:LZ

JIMMIE RAY BICE

  • Wall Name:JIMMIE R BICE
  • Date of Birth:9/22/1948
  • Date of Casualty:5/13/1969
  • Home of Record:BIRMINGHAM
  • County of Record:SHELBY COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:25W, 94
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

PATRICK WALLACE BEST


is honored on Panel 25W, Line 94 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 3/4/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC PATRICK BEST.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A RIFLEMAN. SEMPER FI. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/12/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Patrick Wallace Best, 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
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  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 5/1/15 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
    Patrick is buried at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Section 12 outside Mausoleum, QW wall, block 839A, far southwest corner, bottom crypt, 4th column in from the west end.
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  • a friend and high school classmate at nathan hale high, west allis wi

    Posted on 1/11/15 - by k. r. roth jr. highimpactsteelknife98@gmail.com
    My name is Kenneth r Roth Jr. And I lived on 102nd street in west allis, wi. When I went to highschool with Patrick....he joined the marines about July 1968. After training for motor vehicle operator, I was sent to the staging area at camp Pendleton, which was a two week preparation course for Viet Nam. I saw and talked to Patrick, while he was on mess hall duty. He was a week ahead of me in staging and he was shipping out for Viet Nam, upon graduation from staging....it was the first I got to talk with him since highschool....his job in the marines was mortars so he probably spent a lot of time with the infantry grunts, a lot of training time out in the field, unlike me who was always safe inside a 5 ton truck, with only one magazine....the nva and vc were taught to fight with only what they could carry,so they were able to hit and run and disappear, hiding only in the high grass close to the ground....the vc used terrain to fight with and not body count....Patrick had toughened up since joining and I had to talk for awhile until he loosened up a little.....I called his parents in the 70s to let them know I knew Patrick....Mark Forester was the other nathan hale high student who joined the Marines, when Patrick and I did....mark came to highschool wearing his dress blue uniform in the hallway....times were good and slower than and there was nothing more beautiful than a partner dressed in dress blues....
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  • A Childhood friend remembered

    Posted on 5/26/14 - by Ron Fitzgarrald
    His family lived downstairs we lived upstairs from them. I was about five & Pat was six and we used to play together. Last time I saw Pat and his family, we were in our early teens. I've always remembered Pat. Then I found out he was killed in action in Vietnam and found his name on the wall and saw that he was there at the same time I was. I was in the Navy and our homeport over in Vietnam was Danang. I saw he was attached to the third Marine amphibious force, he may of been replacements in the jungle for the Marine detachment that came aboard our ship from the jungle. I give a presentation to grade school and high school students about Vietnam and I include Pat in my presentation. This is my way of remembering my childhood pal and I will never forget you Semper Fi
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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.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.