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November 9, 2013, members of the NPA's 11th
Pathfinder Chapter at a wreath-laying ceremony on Mount Vernon, President
George Washington's Tomb. L-R: Joe Gallagher, Joseph Tracy, Dan Hampton,
Gary Hulett, Rob Wolaver, Dennis Thomas, Dick Gillem, Ben Buckley

NOTE: A group of veteran warriors within our NPA's 101st ABN Chapter celebrates the eleventh hour of the third Sunday of January each year to remember six fallen Pathfinders who were killed in action in the Republic of Vietnam. These celebrated soldiers are Patric J. Bohan, Donald Ragsdale, Ronald Reynolds, David Winkle, Guy Fern and Thomas Kukowski. While this tradition of remembrance started in Maryland, there were celebrations of a formal Roman Catholic Mass in Maryland and Colorado and a Presbyterian Service in Pennsylvania during 2010.  The NPA posts this notice to further expand the remembrance of these fine soldiers and close brothers who died alone atop unnamed ridgelines in a far off battle zone that many of us remember as clearly as if it were yesterday.  There are some who say forget the war! Get past it! It was a long time ago! For those of us who knew and fought beside these fine young men, we say,
"We'll Never Forget Them!"

Photo taken at the National Cemetery in Minneapolis

Fallen Pathfinders
Six of our Pathfinder brothers have been lost in Afghanistan.

They are:
John Runkle, Jr.
Edward Mills
Ergin Osman
Louis Ramosvelazquez
Thomas Bohall
Adam Patton

All with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade,
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

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Click here for Fallen Airborne Pathfinders.


Site Updated: September 9, 2013