Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Army Pfc. Patrick W. May

Remember Our Heroes

Army Pfc. Patrick W. May, 22, of Jamestown, N.Y.

Pfc. May was assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Sept. 2, 2008 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

Private ‘could make anyone smile’
The Associated Press

Patrick W. May’s smile kept coming up when friends remembered him.

“Patrick could make anyone smile,” wrote Silver Cunningham in tribute. “It was so amazing, that no matter how bad of a day you were having, he would make it better. I miss when he would give me a high five in the morning, and always reminded me to smile.’

May, 22, of Jamestown, N.Y., died Sept. 2 in Baghdad of injuries from a noncombat incident. He was assigned to Fort Drum.

May, a Cassadaga Job Corps Academy student, joined the military in June 2006, attending his basic training at Fort Jackson. Upon graduation, he went to Fort Huachuca, where he received advanced training. He is survived by his parents, Rieca and Gary Littrell, and George II and Olga May.

“On behalf of the citizens of New York I wish to extend our condolences to the family of Private First Class May, and to his fellow soldiers from the Army’s 10th Mountain Division serving at home and overseas,” said Gov. David A. Paterson. “Private First Class May’s service to our nation will never be forgotten.”

Army Pfc. Patrick W. May was killed in a non-combat incident on 9/2/08.

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