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Lieut Patrick A. Deck, Jr

Lieut Patrick A. Deck, Jr

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 2 Feb 1977 (aged 35)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 65970898 · View Source
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DIED OF WOUNDS & INJURIES VIETNAM
UNITED STATES ARMY (1ST LT)
A CO, 502ND AVN BN, 12TH AVN GRP

ARMY MEDAL OF VALOR
PURPLE HEART

!st Lt. deck was piloting a troop carrying helicopter in September of 1965 and was shot down by hostile enemy fire in Vietnam. He was badly injured and was eventually flown back to the United States where he remained in constant treatment at both Walter Reed Army Hospital & The Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington D.C. for a severe brain injury with complications until his death.

Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1958 and received a degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 1963.

He worked as a chemical engineer for W. R. Grace & Co. in Erwin, Tennessee and was called to active duty with the Army Reserves in 1964. He trained as a helicopter pilot at Ft. Rucker, Alabama and went to Vietnam in the summer of 1965.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Manus Deck whom he married in December 1964. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick A. Deck and two sisters Ellen Nesheim & Margie Deck.

HE IS HONORED ON THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL WALL PANEL 01W LINE 063


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  • Created by: Jdrhook
  • Added: 21 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65970898
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Patrick A. Deck, Jr (1 Mar 1941–2 Feb 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65970898, citing Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Jdrhook (contributor 47204610) .