November 18, 2002
My name is Janice KING Pattillo. Harold Wayne King is my First Cousin. Our fathers were brothers.
I can not believe after all these years I have stumbled on
this site and found out what happened to my cousin. This is like a gift from God - all thes years and now I know.
It has always broken my heart that Wayne died so young and
for nothing. Old men send young men to die.
Wayne is buried on a hillside in a country church cemetery
in his beloved Virginia by his little sister and parents, his grand parents and uncles and aunts and cousins.
I still see that young teenager driving past my childhood
home in Virginia, waving and that beautiful shy smile.
God Bless his soul and the other brave soldiers who died
that day. So far from home and thinking of their loved ones.
How my heart breaks for Wayne and all that could have been
- a wedding, children and grandchildren - dreams that died in a rice paddy - so far from the beautiful hills of Virginia. A young handsome cousin who felt he would never come home walks up the steps and boards
his plane - never looking back - on his journey to eternity --- Wayne, I love you and tears fall for you as you remain always young and we left behind, now graying.
"IN REMEMBERING, WE KEEP WHAT IS BEST AS TREASURES FOREVER" -
YOU WERE THE BEST, MY DEAR COUSIN.
THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE
GOD BLESS YOU FOR NOT FORGETTING
and creating this site that has shown light for Wayne's family on the details of his death.
Another young man on visits to the hills of Virginia
throughout his twenty-four years, visting the cemetery learned of a cousin he never knew. My son, Michael Pattillo, also lies in a cemetery now. And, Michael and Wayne are together for eternity. Wayne's elderly
Mother joined Wayne in 2002, for those who knew Wayne.
From Wayne's first cousin,
Janice KING Pattillo
1158 Woodland Circle, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30043