Wayne Patterson

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Greenwood, SC

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Platoon Sergeant

Served three tours in Vietnam, Platoon Sergeant 3rd Platoon D Company, 4/3 11th LIB and MACV Advisor. Awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Loving father of three children, youngest of nine children, dedicated soldier, tough but fair, serving his country to protect others.

The youngest brother, that stood the bravest, honored his country, family, and god.

Age: 32

Date of Death: February 11, 1971

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