PATRICK W BEST
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 94 OF THE WALL

PATRICK WALLACE BEST

WALL NAME

PATRICK W BEST

PANEL / LINE

25W/94

DATE OF BIRTH

06/30/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/13/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WEST ALLIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Milwaukee County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PATRICK WALLACE BEST
POSTED ON 5.12.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

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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POSTED ON 5.1.2015
POSTED BY: Steve Conto, Menasha, WI

The Final Bridge

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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POSTED ON 1.11.2015
POSTED BY: k. r. roth jr.

a friend and high school classmate at nathan hale high, west allis wi

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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POSTED ON 5.26.2014
POSTED BY: Ron Fitzgarrald

A Childhood friend remembered

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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POSTED ON 3.26.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Patrick is buried at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield,WI.

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