Shane Eric Patton

Shane Eric Patton

Age: 22
Branch: USN
Rank(s): MM3, MM2
Unit: SDVT1
Station: Pearl Harbor, HI

Fallen on: 28 Jun 2005
Location: Asadabad, Afghanistan
Era: Global War on Terror
Campaign: Operation RED WINGS

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for valor, Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon w/bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Boulder City, NV

MM2 Patton was one of 16 U.S. troops aboard a MH-47 Chinook helicopter who were killed Tuesday as they flew into a mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan to aid a band of U.S. troops fighting militants. 8 SEALs perished in the crash including MM2 Patton.