Earl Allen Patterson

Staff Sergeant
Army of the United States
21 April 1930 - 13 December 1964
Tionesta, PA
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Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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Veterans' Day 2003

I am the daughter of Staff Sgt Earl Allen Patterson,
who was taken from us when I was only 8 years old.
Not a lot of time to build memories ...
or even have a lot of memories.
I remember white boxer shorts and t-shirts,
and how safe I felt when he held me.

I have been told that he was a "meat and potatoes" kinda guy and that he loved his country so much he died for it.

Yes, I am the daughter. And along with 2 brothers we grew up with out our Dad. We had no grief counsellors ... no government plan to see we suceeded in life ... but we did OK. We still hurt every day, and I don't think we will ever "get over it"

But we are survivors. And I will make him proud.
Because I am the daughter of a hero.

I'll love you always Dad,
Susan Marie Patterson (Heaton)

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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