RICHARD W PAQUETTE
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 96 OF THE WALL

RICHARD WALTER PAQUETTE

WALL NAME

RICHARD W PAQUETTE

PANEL / LINE

11W/96

DATE OF BIRTH

04/22/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/04/1970

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD WALTER PAQUETTE
POSTED ON 7.14.2024
POSTED BY: Bob Gordon

Hi Rich

Lost track of you in 64 then heard you were killed. Was in DC made a rubbing at the Wall. Hung in my in my locker at work for 30 yrs. Never forgot you. Tom must be with you so you both better not be causing too much trouble.
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POSTED ON 8.29.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

There is a place
Not far from here
Where spirits walk
And heroes live
And honor still resides.

It is a wall
With names inscribed
Of those who served
When they were asked...
The brothers of my youth.

I go there still
To walk and think
About my life,
And what I've done since
And things that might have been.

There is a debt
I can't repay
Too many lives were spent.
And one man's life cannot suffice
To make their deaths worthwhile.

But there is hope
In the memory
Of those we leave behind
Who know the price that freedom brings
Who can carry on in kind.

I send you now
To touch a name
So the vision can be passed
Remember there is honor still
It is for you to see it lasts.

They are not dead
And have a wish
As all old soldiers do
The reflection you see before you now
Is their wish to live in you.
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POSTED ON 6.2.2023
POSTED BY: Richard G Paquette

So sorry for your family.

Born 6 weeks before me. So many lost. curses on Lyndon Johnson.
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POSTED ON 3.22.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Richard Paquette, Thank you for your service as a General Vehicle Repairman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Lent, and it’s spring. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.23.2018

Ground Casualty

At 7:15 AM on May 4, 1970, Dau Tieng Base Camp, a U.S. Army and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) base in the Dau Tieng District in Bình Duong Province, RVN, received two 122mm rockets, resulting in one U.S. soldier killed and three others wounded. Fire was returned by artillery at suspected enemy positions with unknown results. The lost American was SGT Richard W. Paquette, a vehicle mechanic serving with B Company, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 11th Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, period ending July 1970]
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