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Larry Hart Patterson

Larry Hart Patterson
Born Mar. 27, 1949
Died Aug. 31, 1968
Service Branch Army
Rank Private First Class
Rating or Job  
Campaign Viet Nam
Military Citations  

Pfc. Larry Hart Patterson

Mar. 27, 1949 - Aug. 31, 1968


Young Larry Patterson, like so many soldiers, lasted less than a month in Vietnam before he was killed.

A San Diego native, Patterson and his family moved to Paradise in 1958. He attended Paradise schools, including two years at Paradise High before transferring to Gridley High in

I 965.

At Gridley, Patterson was senior class president and played varsity football, basketball and baseball. He graduated in 1967.

Patterson joined the Army in early 1968 and arrived in Vietnam Aug. 2, 1968, where he was assigned to the 88th Transportation Company. He was killed in action just 29 days later.

Chico News & Review, May 26, 1988



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