- 49 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 8, 1954
- Date of passing: Apr 24, 2004
|Let the memory of CW4 Patrick be with us forever|
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.”
He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Linda Golden Kordsmeier; his children, Jason Patrick Kordsmeier, David Alan Kordsmeier and his wife Karan all of North Little Rock, Jennifer Kordsmeier Legate and her husband Michael of Little Rock; one grandchild, Brandon Patrick Kordsmeier; his brothers and sisters, Tony Kordsmeier and his wife Martha of Little Rock, Carol Sparks and her husband Ron of Ft. Smith, Tom Kordsmeier of Greenwood, Mississippi, Andy Kordsmeier and his wife Sheila of Tyler, Texas, Jerry Kordsmeier and his wife Carol of Shreveport, Louisiana, Susanne Nellis and her husband John of North Little Rock, Barbara Kordsmeier of North Little Rock; and many relatives and friends.
He loved his family, his God, and his country. Everyone that knew him
loved and respected him. He loved spending time with his family from
fishing to school activities to just helping to problem solve. He was
an awesome person through and through!
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