JOHNNIE PATTERSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 4E, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

JOHNNIE PATTERSON

WALL NAME

JOHNNIE PATTERSON

PANEL / LINE

4E/17

DATE OF BIRTH

02/06/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/15/1965

HOME OF RECORD

VALDOSTA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lowndes County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHNNIE PATTERSON
POSTED ON 10.11.2005
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heros you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heros lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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