THOMAS J PATTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 29 OF THE WALL

THOMAS JAMES PATTON

WALL NAME

THOMAS J PATTON

PANEL / LINE

3W/29

DATE OF BIRTH

03/23/1925

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KHANH HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/10/1971

HOME OF RECORD

LAWTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Comanche County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

COL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS JAMES PATTON
POSTED ON 3.27.2006
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 heroes 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 heroes 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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POSTED ON 5.12.2001

If I should die...remembrances for COL. Thomas PATTON, USA...a fine Army officer who lived up to the spirit of his namesake World War Two Army commander, GEN. George S. PATTON, USA...and who died for his country!!!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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