Airborne

Linda Giese Patterson, second from the left and sister of the late Sgt. Joe Artavia, sits beside her brother’s grave at a ceremony honoring members of the 101st Airborne Division at the Golden Gate National Cemetary on Sunday, March 25. From left to right are Sgt. Artavia’s uncle Edward J. Artavia, Patterson and Maj. Matthew Atkins, who prepares to lead the assembly in prayer. This was followed by the surviving members of Sgt. Artavia’s unit reading aloud the names of their comrades who died in Vietnam. Sunday, March 25 was the fiftieth anniversary of Sgt. Artavia’s death.

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