Richard Allen Paton
Specialist Four
2ND PLT, A CO, 1ST BN, 20TH INFANTRY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE,
AMERICAL DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Detroit, Michigan
October 21, 1948 to February 09, 1969
RICHARD A PATON is on the Wall at Panel W32, Line 1

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30 Dec 2001

Some Gave All

SP4 Richard A Paton is remembered by his comrades in
Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry

From a friend.
E-mail address is not available.


 
2 Jul 2004

Richard and I attended Western High School together in Detroit, Michigan. We were on the swim team for three years and had a blast. I did not know Richard went to Nam until late in the Fall of 1968. I was with E Troop, 1st of the 1st Cavalry, 11th Brigade, riding an APC and manning the M-60. We hooked up with a unit from the 1st of the 20th and the grunts jumped on our Tracks to cross a stream. Who jumped on my Track? "Paton". A million miles from home and he is sitting in front of my gun shield. We spent a few days together and then our unit was reassigned. I went on R&R in January of 1969 and when I returned we ran across Richard's unit - it must have been early March. When I asked his buds if he was around they told me what had happened. Richard is one of three Western High heros that paid the ultimate price for freedom.

From a friend,
Gene Bryant
hbryant@peoplepc.com


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