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is honored on Panel 24W, Line 47 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/20/11 - by Robert Sage
    Fred is buried at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park,FL. PH
  • A wonderful person and a dedicated medic

    Posted on 5/30/10 - by Joseph D. Babb, M.D.
    Fred was the medic in C Battery of 1/83 Artillery stationed at FireBase Bastogne when he received a fatal wound from shrapnel will tending to other wounded soldiers. As his Battalion Surgeon, I had gotten to know Fred well and had deep respect for him and his dedication to his job and his comerades. We lost a wonderful person, someone with a bright future. I think of him often and have visited him at the Wall.
  • My Brother, My Best Friend and Most Inspirational Person Whom I Love w/ All My Heart and Soul Alway!

    Posted on 11/17/09 - by Susan J. Paddleford Fred's Baby Sister

    Freddie as I always called him was a unique person. He always put others before himself. His heart was huge. He told me he was going to Nam to keep them from coming to our shores. It was important to protect our county. The last thing he did was to make me promise to finish school and go to college. Freddie It took 19yrs(you know why)but I finally graduated college in May 2009. I'm looking forward to the continuation of my education. Thank You For Your Inspiration, Love and Watching over me. Including your niece Stephanie Michelle and nephew Robert Wm. (These two need some extra watching over)I think about you almost everyday, especially when I watch my son. He has many of your wonderful qualities and looks like daddy but has your eyes. I love you and miss you but I know you did what you knew in your heart was the right thing to do, by going to Nam. I will never forget the main part of the poem you sent to me from there:

    Across the sea breaks our a war!

    What's America fighting for?

    They give a Lonely Guy a Gun to use,

    Until the Battle's Done!

    Children Live, Parents Die,

    Kill We Must And Wander Why?

    Fred Harold Paddleford

    It's amazing how profound these words are to this day! Fred was a man with great insight and compassion


    Posted on 2/28/08 - by Stephanie Eckerd
    To my uncle whom I lived w/in my heart and through the stories that my mom has told me about you. You will always be in our lives. All the stories mom told me about you I now tell them to my daughter. I just want you to know that you will never be forgotten. I love you Uncle Fred!
  • Many gave so much.

    Posted on 1/3/02 - by Jerry Spette - XXIV Corps- G2-II Sec.
    My thoughts go out to Fred's family and friends.

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.