Patrick William Kordsmeier

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: North Little Rock, AR

Branch of Service: U.S. Army National Guard

Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 4

Patrick served his country for 31 years in the HHC 39th Support Battalion and 39th Brigade Combat Team. He died protecting his troops with 3 other soldiers during a mortar attack in Taji, Iraq on April 24, 2004. His service awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and numerous service medals.

He was a loving father and husband and a dedicated soldier with a strong sense of Faith.

Patrick wrote to his family shortly before being killed in duty, “Don’t worry about me… My life’s in God’s hands.” By serving his country, he followed the example of his dad and 5 uncles before him in ArKS who all served during WWII or Korean War.

Age: 49

Date of Death: April 24, 2004

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