Donnie “Pat” Lee Patrick

Donnie “Pat” Lee Patrick

Age: 30
Branch: USN
Rank(s): CS2, CS1
Unit(s): UDT11, ST1
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 15 May 1968
Location: Vinh Long, South Vietnam
Era: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star with ‘V’ device for Valor, Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation w/ Bronze Star, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon w/ Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ Silver Star, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Galloway, OH

CS1 Patrick was killed during the landing of SEAL Detachment Golf when a violent explosion, believed to have been caused by a mine or 40mm grenade, broke the darkened silence. The explosion occurred next to the post bow of the LCPL. CS1 Donnie L. Patrick was killed by the detonation.