In Memory

Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson

Steve joined the Marines and was killed in Quang Tri Province, Viet Nam on March 22, 1967.


Steven Craig Patterson
Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
May 15, 1946 to March 22, 1967
STEVEN C PATTERSON is on the Wall at Panel 17E, Line 22


Combat Action Ribbon


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04/12/14 09:08 PM #1    

Francisco Pegueros

Gone too soon - he will be missed.

06/17/14 09:13 PM #2    

Jim Taylor

This is such a difficult challenge for me to express my feelings about Steve.  From the time I started walking, Steve and I were insepartable, being next store neighbors we did everything together.  From school, to playing in the streets, to family vacations together, to church and beyond.  Our plans were to go to college and go into business together. Steve joined the Marines and was killed in Viet Nam on March 22, 1967.  I can stil see his red hair and freckles as clearly today as I recall our short jounery thru life together.  Steve ran cross country in High School and was one of the first to drive and have a car giving us liberty far beyond our capability to handle!  Steve would be waiting for me when I finished my date with Bonnie Wallace (my wife of now 46 years) so we could go cruise Tweedy.   Steve was part of our gang including Tony Cheatham, Don Ash, Ron Kimbrell, Mike Perry and Darel Gurr.  All gone to soon - but friends for a life time.

08/01/14 11:39 PM #3    

RuthAnn Leonard (Hill)

I don't know if I should even write this. I was extremely quiet throughout high school, but I truly cared for Steve. We had several classes together throughout high school, and in all those years I don't believe we ever spoke once! He was bright, so good looking and incredibly kind. When I heard he had died in Viet Nam I could not believe it. Later, I visited the Memorial there with my son and saw his name engraved on the wall. Such a loss!

10/11/14 02:53 PM #4    

Diane Parkinson (Miller)

Steve was over at my house all the time with Tony, Jim, and Tom.  He was quite the prankster along with the other guys.  When Jim Taylor came by to tell me that he had died, I couldn't believe it.  He was so sweet, shy, funny, and full of mischief, from toilet papering the big tree in front of our house, to ordering Pizza to our house without telling us!  My Dad paid the bill and we all enjoyed eating the pizza...we had a lot of laughs over the years.  Now sadly, as Jim said, Steve, Tony, and Ron Kimbral are gone.  I miss them all dearly....

Diane Parkinson Miller

10/12/14 03:26 PM #5    

Gloria Valenciana (Hulina)

All of the above comments are such a wonderful tribute to a very funny, kind guy.  So sad that all of those mentioned are now gone!  Great guys, all of them

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