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In Tribute to Maj. Clifford L. Patterson
33 years old.   Residence: Alexandria, Va.
Died in Pentagon

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I had the pleasure of having Leon in the St. Joseph School Band Petersburg, VA) in 4th grade. He played the trumpet and was very good at it. Although I never had the opportunity to know his father, I am sure that Leon inherited his wonderful qualities from him. Leon was a great student. He was polite, respectful, responsible, dependable, funny, and dedicated. He was hard working and a perfectionist. I miss him at St. Joseph and hope he is doing well. Iris Schwartz

*** Posted by Iris Schwartz on 2011-09-11 ***

Gone but never forgotten my god bless your family.

*** Posted by Fatima Oglesby-Morris on 2011-09-11 ***

Cliff and I were company commanders together and he was my best friend while we served together in the 1-502nd. He left behind an amazing wife and 2 beautiful kids. I wish my kids had the chance to know him like I did. It was a terrible thing that happened 10 years ago. I miss Cliff terribly, but it is nothing compared to how much his family misses him. First Strike!

*** Posted by Vann P. Knight on 2011-09-10 ***

My name is Jan Tucker. I worked at American General Life Insurance in Dallas, TX, and we paid your claim from this tragedy. I took great pride in knowing we provided some financial support during this time. Every September 11th, I re-read my list of 17 claims that I personally paid, and my thoughts and prayers are with your family. I WILL NEVER FORGET.

*** Posted by Jan Tucker on 2010-09-12 ***

I served with Cliff Patterson in the 502d Infantry, 101st Airborne. Cliff always had a smile on his face. He was a true battle buddy. I will never forget you, wild man, you are my brother, and you are always in my prayers.... My condolences to your family....


*** Posted by CSM Luis Gonzalez, on 2010-09-09 ***

You were an inspiration to me. I pray that your family will continue to grow and prosper as each day passes. You all are always in our prayers and will always be watched over by an angel that is strong and caring and ever vigilant.

Many blessings to you all.
HU '92

*** Posted by Robert Abercrombie on 2010-06-21 ***

Remembering my cousin Cliff "Brother" Patterson on this Memorial Day Weekend 2010. Special thoughts go out to each and every family member, friend, and neighbor who have lost a loved one in service to our country. We will not forget you and your ultimate sacrifice ... you gave your life. "Brother," we miss your beautiful smile and contagious laughter that often accompanied it—it's gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. We love you.

Patricia Williamson Burrell and family
Richmond, Virginia

*** Posted by Patricia Williamson Burrell on 2010-05-29 ***

My friend, you will not be forgotten. I am so glad that I had the pleasure and honor of your friendship. May God bless and keep your family in his loving care until he reunites you all again. I'm sorry I never had the chance to say good-bye.

*** Posted by Jenifer DeBlasio Hardman on 2010-05-18 ***

Cliff and I were platoon leaders together. There were just the three of us: Cliff, Sean, and Karl. He was a great man! He was so funny! I loved the guy.

*** Posted by Karl Storer on 2009-07-27 ***

I'm thinking of you today. God bless you and your family.

*** Posted by Nikkie on 2008-12-16 ***

Best Scout PL I ever had! God bless you and your family.

*** Posted by SGM (RET) Red Herman on 2008-09-12 ***

You will never be forgotten, Cliff

"Come whatever kind of weather
When the old gang gets together
That's the time to think of days gone by
Chase your cares and blues away
Let's be happy for today
In our hearts this song will never die
Oh, St. John's, we're rooting for you
Oh, St. John's, why can't you see
Everyone is rooting for you
To cheer you on to victory
Rah! Rah!
To the Gray and to the Scarlett
We will pledge our loyalty
And may the years add more fame
To that grand old name
Oh, St. John's
Dear St. John's."

David Combs SJC 1989

*** Posted by David Combs on 2008-09-11 ***

Hey Scout 6. Miss ya buddy. You were the best of us. God bless you and your family.

"Scouts out!"

From Support 6

*** Posted by Matt Paige on 2008-09-11 ***

Cliff and I were students at St. John's College High School. The loss of Cliff has become one of my inspirations to teach, write, and consult on homeland security. God Bless us all!

Everette B. Penn, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Criminology
University of Houston, Clear Lake

*** Posted by Everette B. Penn on 2007-10-01 ***

Cliff-- we are remembering you still. 11 Sep 2006.
Our continued prayers to your family.

*** Posted by Howard Grads on 2007-09-11 ***


Our years of ROTC, months of cadet ranger training, hours of PT, numerous cadet ranger challenges, and weeks of ROTC advanced camp and airborne school have left me with a lifetime of cherished memories.

You never let me give up and encouraged me to be better. Your friendship inspired me to be a better cadet, officer, and person.

You were loved and are missed.

Dan Munford
Howard University Class of '91

*** Posted by Dan Munford on 2007-05-26 ***

To the Family and Parents of Clifford Patterson,

Please accept my condolences. Clifford and I were in the Engineering Program and ROTC Ranger Program together at Howard University. We worked at the Pentagon together, but did not know it. I relocated in 2000. He will always be missed.

*** Posted by Michael Porter on 2006-09-11 ***

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity

As always WB Yeats words say more than anyone else.

Peace perfect peace, with you and Paul and Mickey

*** Posted by terry keeley on 2006-09-11 ***

CPT Patterson was my CO at HHC 1-502 Inf. at FT. Campbell KY. back in 1998. I was in the Mortar Platoon and CPT Patterson always treated his troops with respect and he cared about each of us. I have always kept his family in my prayers since 9-11.

*** Posted by David D. Kramer on 2006-09-07 ***

Your name will live forever in The Patterson Roll of Honour - The Patterson Heritage, 4 Station Approach, Birchington, Kent.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2006-07-06 ***

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