James Patrick FrancisStaff Sergeant
C CO, 1ST BN, 12TH INFANTRY, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
28 October 1946 - 27 May 1969
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The database page for James Patrick Francis
We will always remember "Pat" as a delightful, funny, honest and highly intelligent man. He died saving the lives of his fellow soldiers. He lived the life of commitment to duty and integrity while seeing the good in all situations. We miss him always and live our lives that he may live through us. Welcome home, Pat.
From his sister,
02 Sep 2007
So many people have responded to this site, just wanted to make sure my email address is updated for further contacts! Pat: you are in our hearts and souls each and every day! It was amazing to receive an actual audio tape of you doing your job in Vietnam. You remain a rock.
From your sister,
I never had the pleasure or honor of knowing Pat personally. I did though meet his sister Mary about twelve years ago when I responded to a post she'd left about Pat.
I've learned a lot about Pat over the years I've known Mary. Most of it from her and her family, who I actually visited about five years ago. Mary and I had already gotten together at "The Wall" in DC in 1997. Pat has a wonderful family and they miss him dearly.
I've also been in contact with some men who served with Pat in Vietnam. Their words are like an echo. Pat was a friend, he was kind, compassionate, highly respected, and a trusted leader, who always had the safety and well being of his men first and foremost in his mind.
Pat, you're truly an inspiration and a hero. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, DEDICATION AND SACRIFICE and WELCOME HOME! YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
From a fellow Vietnam vet and family friend,
There are not many days that go by that I don't think about you. You were smart beyound your years. You always put the lives of others over yours. I guess the only way I can thank you is to remind people that you gave your all so we may live in freedom.
From a comrade-in-arms,
A Note from The Virtual WallC Company, 1/12th Infantry, lost six men on 27 May 1969:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 28 Jan 2005
Last updated 04/30/2008