South Portland, ME
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how you feel losing a "HERO",Becoming a "Gold Star" Mother myself on 25 March.. The sacrafice our sons and daughters are making on a daily basis should tell us all..These young HEROS knew full well what they were doing and did it proudly When you hug your loved ones tonight.... Remember... We also hugged ours and they were protecting you..We.. as Americans need to make the "Ultimate Sacrafice" by supporting all our military(HEROS)...the Proud Mom of SGT. Jason W. Swiger
5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg, N.C. KIA 3/25/007
Valorie (south portland, ME)
written on 2007-09-15 11:00:28
Post number: 59
From: Debbi Rivers
To the parents of Nicholas, my heart and prayers are with you now as you go through this time of grief and heartbreak. I too know the pain you are feeling and what you will go through in then days, weeks and months ahead. I am a Gold Star Mother and I have been blessed by God with the strength to reach out to other parents and family to give emotional support that we so need at this time. When and if you are ready please contact me as I will be here for you to talk to, vent, cry or share memories. It takes the comfort of one who has been where you are now to help. May God wrap His arms of love and comfort around you and may you allow His healing powers in your life.
In memory of my son SPC Harry (Buck) Winkler III KIA 11/12/06
debbi rivers (hampton, SC)
written on 2007-09-15 10:59:52
Post number: 58
From: Garnet Jenkins
Grand Junction, CO
I am Deeply Saddened to learn of the loss of Sgt. Nicholas J. Patterson. The Price this Brave Young Soldier and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, Will Never Be Forgotten.
May Nicholas rest safely now, in the Loving Care of God and may the Grace and Comfort of the Lord be with the Patterson family.
There will Never Be Enough Ways to Humbly Thank these Young Heroes for their Sacrifices, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and He shall sustain thee."
~ Psalm 55:22 ~
Hoping you can feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you today and in the difficult days ahead, as this Grateful Country mourns with you, for Someone Very Precious to you, Who Is A True American Hero to all of us.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
written on 2007-09-15 10:59:11
Post number: 57
From: Proud mother of a US Soldier
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.
Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GODís Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.
I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.
REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!
PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
written on 2007-09-15 10:58:23
Post number: 56
I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Sgt. Nick Patterson and my sincere appreciation of his service to preserve our way of life. May he rest in peace.
written on 2007-09-15 10:52:40
Post number: 55
To the family and friends of Nick. My sympathy goes out to all of you in this time of sorrow. May God wrap you in his arms and give you comfort in this time. Nick thank you for fighting for my freedom, I will never forget what you gave and did. I am going to be there for the visitation and funeral, and hopefully the escort from Grissom. It will be an honor to show my respect.
written on 2007-09-15 10:51:45
Post number: 54
Sgt.Patterson, we salute you,and send our unfailing gratitude for your sacrifice "No greater love hath a man who would lay down his life for his friends" You are "At Ease" with our Heavenly Commander" now,and for eternity.
For the loved ones left behind we offer our condolences, Prayers and tears, for this loss affects all of us.............
I'll be honored to stand to pay my respects to the Hoosier Hero......
Standing by in Fort Wayne,
May God Bless And Comfort You,
written on 2007-09-15 10:50:38
Post number: 53
From: Monica Huffman
Nick will forever be missed by many. If you got the chance to know Nick then you were lucky, if you didn't get the chance then it's unfortunate, because you missed out on the chance to know an extraordinary person with the biggest, kindest heart and smile. My prayers are with all of Nick's family.
written on 2007-09-15 10:42:33
Post number: 52
From: Jennifer Brown
Im still so stunned, and heartbroken.. Nick will truly be missed, by me and many others. Im very proud of his decision to serve our country.. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
written on 2007-09-15 10:41:23
Post number: 51
From: Lisa Bays
A great loss. My hearts and prayers are with the family.
written on 2007-09-14 10:57:07
Post number: 50