I liked him too. And the "Red Dawn" film, I sort of liked it more with time, I found it extremely dramatic and would have liked Milius to be a little less "comic book" with all the tragedies were happening around, but the work of the actors and specially Patrick I loved it. He gave a very heartful work there as a truly strong and same time sensitive young man.
Hope he is in peace now.
My respects, man.