David Patterson, Senior, Navajo Code Talker passes

| October 10, 2017 | 13 Comments

One of our ninjas passes along the sad news that David Patterson, Senior has passed at 94 years old in New Mexico, according to AZ Central. Mr Patterson, survived by his six children, was a a Navajo Code Talker for the Marine Corps in the war against the Japanese in the Pacific;

Although Patterson didn’t talk much about his service, one of his sons said his father was proud of being a Navajo Code Talker.

“He attended as many Code Talker events as he could,” Pat Patterson said. “It was only when his health started to decline that he didn’t attend as many.”

Patterson served in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945 and was the recipient of the Silver Congressional Medal of Honor in 2001.

After his military service, Patterson became a social worker and worked for the tribe’s Division of Social Services until retiring in 1987.

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  1. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Rest in peace, warrior. Happy hunting in green fields with lots of game.

  2. QMC says:

    RIP to this great warrior and patriot.

  3. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    For their contribution to The War Effort, I don’t think these brave men received as much public recognition as they deserved. Rest in Peace Brave & Noble Warrior. A job well done.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    The bison are just over the hill by the river. Good –>hunting!

  5. Guard Bum says:

    Lots of what he is wearing on his ribbon rack he could not have earned; do we give him a pass?

  6. RGR 4-78 says:

    Rest in Peace.

  7. Sparks says:

    Rest in well deserved peace David Patterson. You and your fight will never be forgotten.

  8. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Rest In Peace, Elder Warrior.

  9. Aysel says:

    Rest well sir, say hi to my dad and grandpa, you’ll find them hunting together.

  10. ALVO says:

    Rest In Peace BRAVE Warrior.
    …..You and your brothers saved a lot of lives.

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