1LT Phil Chinn Patterson
In memory of our fallen brother
few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds
his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
World War II
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, 1LT Phil Chinn Patterson, who died in the service of his country on June 30th, 1944 in New Caledonia. The cause of death was listed as Accidental Self-Destruction. At the time of his death Phil was 28 years of age. He was from Manatee County, Florida.
The decorations earned by 1LT Phil Chinn Patterson include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Plot: F 1297
Phil was from Bradeton, FL and graduated from Bradeton HS where he participated in football. His mother was Mrs. A.S. Patterson and he had a brother George who was with the Army in England at the time of Phils death.