Williamson, Patrick, SGT

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Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2006-2009, 11B10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
2006 - 2009
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom


One Service Stripe

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Oct 27, 2009
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Sacred Heart Cemetery - Broussard, Louisiana
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 Official Badges 

2nd Infantry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2009, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment
  2006-2009, 11B10, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
  2006-2009, 11B10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2009-2009 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation III (2009-11)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  2004-2006, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt Patrick Williamson of New Iberia, Louisiana is a graduate of Saint Cecilia Elementary and a 2004 graduate of Saint Thomas More High School where he earned a scholarship in Petroleum Engineering.

He attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for two years majoring in Mechanical Engineering before he answered his life's calling as a soldier in the US Army, enlisting in August of 2006.

Patrick loved Cydney Palmer, whose heart he won through persistent charm. He embraced life enthusiastically. He was loyal to his friends and a joy to his family. He was mechanically gifted and often the only one who could start his truck. He was also an avid student of history, recalling the most obscure facts and dates with amazing ease. He loved the outdoors, pulling pranks, anything to be with his beloved friends. He had a quick smile and friendly demeanor when greeting friends or putting strangers at ease. He was always true to his core values and had a quiet confidence that he carried with humility.

He took on all of life's experiences without fear; whether that meant 4-wheeler acrobatics, airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia, leaving friends and family to form a new Stryker Brigade at Fort Lewis, Washington, or his deployment in harm's way to Afghanistan. He had found his calling and was never afraid. With his intelligence and aptitude scores he could have had any job in the Army. He chose infantry because that is where he could experience the best training and make the biggest difference in his mission of protecting America from her enemies. He was a responsible leader who progressed through the ranks far ahead of schedule. He was proud of his job and supported those under his responsibility.

Patrick is a true American Hero who represents the most honorable values in our country. He is survived by his parents, Leon "Buddy" Williamson, III. and Sybil Barras Williamson; a brother, Max Williamson; a sister, Betsy Williamson; his paternal grandmother, Elaine Baskett, his maternal grandmother, Florence Barras; and the love of his life, Cydney Palmer. He had just recently earned a promotion to sergeant. Patrick was killed at age 24 in battle in the Arghandab Valley of Kandahar province near Kabul along with other soldiers from the brigade.
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