Patrick G FitzsimmonsWarrant Officer
190TH AHC, 145TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
02 January 1949 - 24 August 1970
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I was one of Pat's linemen at Ventura College. I blocked and opened running holes for him when he carried the ball.He always could find the silver lining in a tough situation. He taught me to never give up on your friends and family.
Pat, your greatness lives each day by the many people you touched in your lifetime.
John L. Ramirez
My brother Pat was my hero. He taught me to live life to the fullest and to never compromise. I am sure that his "no compromise" attitude contributed to his death. I am very proud that he died serving his country. This is so evident when I see a Vietnamse living in the freedom of this country. I am so happy that people like my brother gave no thought to self-sacrifice so that others can have peace and freedom.
I miss you, Pat, and often wonder what you'd be doing today. I know it was your dream to fly helicopters after the war. My guess is you'd be in Hawaii with your buddy Eric Lincoln. I'm the only one left in our family now and look forward to seeing you in heaven,
A Note from The Virtual WallWarrant Officer Patrick G. Fitzsimmons was killed in action when his OH-58A scout helicopter (tail number 68-16914) was shot down while on a reconnaissance mission. Although the helicopter was hit in the cockpit area, crashed, and burned, two others aboard survived with injuries.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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