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In Tribute to Cmdr. Patrick S. Dunn
39 years old.   Residence: Springfield, Va.
Died in Pentagon

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Thinking of you and all our heroes! We will not forget! Godspeed my friend...watch over all of us.

*** Posted by CAPT Nick Bartolotta, USCG on 2012-09-11 ***

On Memorial Day 2002 I visited Antietam battlefield. That day there was a field of flags, each with the name of someone lost on 9-11. The sight of all those flags waving in the sun saddened me deeply because of course it brought to mind all we had lost so recently...and yet so awe-inspiring because it seemed to proclaim that this, too, we would survive. By chance I picked the flag with the name Cmdr Patrick S. Dunn attached to it and I fly it on every occasion. After reading all the beautiful comments about Cmdr Dunn, I am so very proud to fly this flag--in his memory and in memory of all those we lost that day.

*** Posted by Chris on 2012-07-07 ***

Remembering my USNA classmate and friend on this Memorial Day 2012. You will never be forgotten Shipmate!

*** Posted by Michael Skelly on 2012-05-25 ***

I live in southern California working for the US Postal Service, the week of the September 11, 2001 tragedy a lady at one of the busiest intersections gave out car flags with different names on them who had perished at the Pentagon. Today I proudly flew that flag attached to my car all over San Diego, though I did not know Navy Cmdr Patrick Dunn you will always be in my heart and prayers with your family, you are loved.

*** Posted by Susie Hinson on 2011-09-11 ***

I appreciate your perspective that you imparted to me as a young naval officer. I miss sharing beers with you.
Your memory daily reminds me of the fragility of life and how precious each moment is that we have. Thank you for your sincere kindness and you are forever in my prayers.

*** Posted by David Nosal on 2011-06-04 ***

CDR Dunn was XO onboard USS LaSalle during my visit from the Boston Planning Yard. It was a pleasure to have our in-brief with him. His great sense of humor will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers remain with his family.

*** Posted by Joseph A. Brunco on 2010-12-24 ***

Although I was a typical deck seaman, I really respected my division officer at the time he was Ensign Dunn. My heartfelt prayers are with him and his family.

*** Posted by Stefan Hurdle BMSN on 2010-09-23 ***

CDR Dunn was my XO onboard USS LaSalle. It was a pleasure to serve with him. My thoughts and prayers remain with his family.

*** Posted by Tony Morgano on 2010-09-12 ***


It's been nine years yesterday, and I still respect the memory of Patrick Dunn. There are few people in my life that I have had the pleasure of meeting for a few short years that had such an impact on my life. He was a leader in the truest sense of the word.


*** Posted by Stan Henley on 2010-09-12 ***

Rest in Peace Patrick, and all the other victims of 9-11. As we approach our 30th class Reunion, I have found myself thinking about you and remembering you in your Jr. Rotc uniform. Rest in Peace and God Bless you and your Family. Amen.

*** Posted by Mary Ann (Torhan) Grennen St Thomas Aquinas H.S. Class of 1980 on 2010-09-11 ***

Pat, today it is nine years, which seems impossible. We are getting ready for our 30th high school reunion. You will be remembered and I'm sure you'll be there in spirit.

Kathy Corrigan
St. Thomas Aquinas
Class of '80
Edison, NJ

*** Posted by Kathleen Corrigan on 2010-09-11 ***

Another year has passed now, Pat. We thought about you and prayed for Our Almighty to keep you until you meet again with your loved ones in heaven. You are not forgotten, Pat, nor shall you be. Just offer a Prayer for this fine man on this anniversary every year.

CDR Bruce and Denise Tompkins, US Navy Ret

*** Posted by LDR Bruce & Denise Tompkins on 2009-09-14 ***

Thinking of you, Pat, on this eighth anniversary. Whenever I pass the street named in remembrance of you near Woodbridge Center, I say a prayer. I will always remember the fun times on the long bus ride to St. Thomas Aquinas. You'll always be in my prayers. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Kathy Corrigan
Class of 1980
St. Thomas Aquinas
Edison, NJ

*** Posted by Kathleen Corrigan on 2009-09-11 ***

Rest in peace, Pat Dunn. You are remembered often.

*** Posted by CDR Jim Rogers on 2009-09-11 ***

As hard as it was for everyone that you were gone, I remember hearing that my grandpa, your Uncle Frank, yelled "GOD BLESS AMERICA!" right in the middle of the sermon during your funeral. The whole cathedral filled with laughter, and I heard that's just how you would've wanted it. We're all thinking of you on this day, Pat. The little flowers at the bottom of the page don't lie!  =)

*** Posted by Colleen O'Conor on 2009-09-10 ***

I remember CDR Dunn when was LCDR Dunn on the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). I was a Chief Legalman on board during this time, and I believe, if memory serves me correctly, that CDR Dunn worked in the Operations Department. I remember CDR Dunn always dropping by the Legal Office to stop and chat about his people. Normally people stopped by my office to put people on report, but CDR Dunn was always there to check the status of his people and try to convince us about what the right thing to do was.

When I heard CDR Dunn was killed on September 11th, I was in shock. It's a small Navy, that's for sure. I also visited the Smithsonian in D.C. and saw they had CDR Dunn's military ID card on display there.

Godspeed, CDR Dunn.... Rest in peace.

*** Posted by LCDR Al Pierson on 2008-09-11 ***

I had the pleasure of serving on board the USS Inchon LPH-12 with the Ensign Dunn. Although I was enlisted, he was cordial and seemed to always be smiling. He was one of the few officers who would chat with those of us in the enlisted ranks very casually. I appreciated that about him. My warm regards to his wife and children on this 7th anniversary. He will always be a hero to me!

*** Posted by Adam Baird on 2008-09-11 ***

Pat was my husband Bruce's relief on the USS Roosevelt, but we knew him from a tour in Newport, Rhode Island. Pat used to tease me all the time at the "O" Club! What a nice, nice guy he was....

We learned that Pat was on the list of people from the Pentagon killed on 9/11. We were so very sad that someone like Pat died that day. Everyone liked him--everyone. He did not have mean bone in his body. He was a good soul.

We witnessed the devastation of the Pentagon on October 5th, 2001 on a visit to Washington, DC. No one deserved what happened that day--especially not someone like Pat. We will never forget you, Pat, ever.

Fair winds and following seas, my friend!

*** Posted by Denise Tompkins on 2008-09-06 ***

CDR Dunn was my XO onboard USS LA SALLE. A wonderful human being who had a tremendous impact on my life.

*** Posted by George Parra on 2008-08-28 ***

I never saw this site before today! It is not surprising how many people think of him, especially this memorial day! We miss you!

*** Posted by Marybeth Dunn on 2007-05-26 ***

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