RIP 04/20/2023

Name: Wayne Keith Goodermote
Rank/Branch: O4/United States Navy
Unit: RVAH 12
Date of Birth: 17 June 1943
Home City of Record: Troy NY
Date of Loss: 13 August 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 215100 North  1064500 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RA5C
Missions: 33
Other Personnel in Incident: Leo Hyatt, returnee

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews. Update in 2000 with information
received from Holy Cross College, Assistant Archivist, Ms. Jo-Anne Carr. 2023



The Knickerbocker News, Albany, NY
Feb 21, 1974

Metroland POWs after year of Freedom:
All stay in service as student or teacher
By Carol Schlageter Chady

" A year ago right now we were filled with the joy of hope and the agony of
fear," said Mrs. Loyal Goodermote of Berlin, recalling the wait for their
son's name to be announced as a homecoming Vietnam prisoner of war....


Wayne Goodermote retired from the United States Navy as a Captain. He and
his wife Patty reside in California.


Times Union
... Navy aviator, who spent nearly six years as a POW in the Hanoi Hilton. ... recounting how seeing people wearing
for Goodermote was ...


Sharon Klein's scrapbook with memories of her friend and POW U.S. Navy Lt. Wayne K. Goodermote and his POW bracelet are seen in her home on ...


We are sad to report that Patty Goodermote passed away this morning, September 6th, 2023. 



CC: from RM.....

On October 22, Margie and I had the pleasure of attending a Celebration of Life for Patty Goodermote. It was held at Wayne & Patty's home in Poway, CA. The salient points:

  • It was attended by Wayne's brother, ...Patty's sister ... along with numerous friends from the local area.
  • Wayne and Patty are inurned together at Miramar National Cemetery.
  • Wayne and Patty's estate was left in its entirety to charities for the benefit of service men and women and veterans.
  • Butler, Wayne & Patty's beloved rescue Golden Retriever has relocated to Stowe, Vermont where he is thriving in the loving care of a family member. They have a large property with many animals and lots of room for Butler to run & play. Butler has already bonded with the resident dog. 
  • There were numerous tales about both Wayne and Patty and it was clear they were deeply loved by so many. 


That's about it. Edit as you see fit, but thought I should let NAMPOWs know. They were loved by us too!

I hope you and your families are well. 


Warm regards,



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