Patterson, Gordon Lee, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
562E-Assistant Engineer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 562C, 1st Logistical Command
Service Years
1961 - 1968

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Odessa, Texas

Casualty Date
Nov 16, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39W 075

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 Unit Assignments
US Marine Corps4th Transportation Command1st Logistical Command
  1950-1954, US Marine Corps
  1968-1968, 562C, 4th Transportation Command
  1968-1968, 562C, 1st Logistical Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO1 Gordon Patterson served with the Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1950-1953, enlisting on 13 July 1950. He served in four campaigns. He was wounded in combat during this time. He left the Corps in 1954.

He then worked as a fireman in Texas.

In 1961, he enlisted in the Army, becoming a mechanic. He served a tour of duty in Korea. Then to Fort Hood, followed by a tour in Okinawa.

Following this, he became a Warrant Officer, receiving his training at Fort Eustis, Virginia as an electrician and diesel engineer.

In Vietnam, WO1 Patterson was assigned as chief engineer for motor repair of a boat fleet near Saigon. On 16 November 1968, he was performing shore duty working on a water craft that was buoyed on the Saigon River near Bien Hoa. The craft came under attack from NVA and VC forces. He and another soldier, SP4 Russell A. Hodge, perished from gunshot wounds.

WO1 Gordon Patterson was interred in Sunset Memorial Garden’s Cemetery in Odessa, Texas.
   
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