|Birth: ||Jul. 8, 1954|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 2004, Iraq|
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Patrick William Kordsmeier, age 49, of North Little Rock Lost His Life Saturday, April 24, 2004 in Taji, Iraq while serving his country and protecting his troops during a mortar attack. Born July 8, 1954 in Little Rock he was the son of the late Anthony Nicholas Kordsmeier, Sr. and Dolores Ilgner Kordsmeier. He was a member of the American Society of Military Insignia Collectors, Knights of Columbus and The Razorback Club.
Patrick has served his country for over 31 years in the HHC 39th Support Battalion, 39th Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas Army National Guard. His service awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
He was a dedicated soldier, loving father, devoted husband, supportive brother, and trusted friend.
He was a true American Hero. In a letter to his family, Patrick wrote "In some small way, I hope to help free the Iraqi people."
The moment is there in her mind, and as a soldier's daughter she vows that she'll never forget it. Jennifer Kordsmeier-Legate says she soaked up every minute with her father before he deployed to Iraq with the 39th Infantry Brigade in March 2004. It was a mission the 49-year-old fulltime Arkansas National Guard member had prepared for all his life, serving 32 years and working his way up to be the brigade property officer in charge of tracking all equipment. He could have retired, but he was really fired up to go serve his country. He was waiting to serve his country in his war his whole career. But while Patrick Kordsmeier was preparing himself for the worst, he wanted to shield his three children and wife from the same. He explained that his job was administrative and that they shouldn't worry about him.
39th Support Battalion,
39th Brigade Combat Team,
1st Cavalry Division,
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO IRIS WHO CREATED THIS MEMORIAL FOR MY FATHER"MY FATHER AND I AND FAMILY SALUTE YOU" David Alan Kordsmeier
Anthony N Kordsmeier (1923 - 1997)
Dolores Jane Kordsmeier (1929 - 1998)
Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery
North Little Rock
Plot: Sec I Site 571
Maintained by: David Alan Kordsmeier
Originally Created by: Iris
Record added: Aug 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15190120