Patrick K Durham

Patrick K Durham

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U. S. Army

Army Sergeant Patrick Keith Durham died serving in Babur, Afghanistan on August 28, 2010 of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  Sergeant Durham was assigned to 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His unit was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sergeant Durham was in his second tour of duty with the Army and had served from 2006 until 2010.  He was scheduled to return home in December of 2010.

It was Patrick’s smile he had for everyone he met and the joking lightheartedness that is recalled by family members and friends.   Patrick Durham was twenty-four years old and was originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee.   He grew up in the Suck Creek, Tennessee area with his grandparents and his uncle Danny.  He was a Red Bank High School student who was ready for the risk. He once said, “I will do this, this is my job.”

Sergeant Durham was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and is survived by his wife Kristy Durham, two sons and a daughter. He died on his fourth wedding anniversary.  His brother, in the US Air Force and stationed at Valdosta, Georgia, and uncle escorted Sergeant Durham back home.

Patrick Keith Durham was a fun-loving young man, a great Dad, and someone others loved and enjoyed being around.   He will be remembered for these things along with his smile and sense of humor which bound it all together.

Patrick’s portrait is also on Poster 12


3 Responses to “Patrick K Durham”
  1. Mitchelle Sullivan says:

    We miss you a lot bro! I wish it wouldn’t have went down the way it did. I remember when we used to always joke around at work, and how the NCO’s didnt like it! LOL! You will never be forgotten homie! You always showed me the most upright respect compared to the others when i was a new guy! We are men before we are soldiers! I just wish i could rewind time so we can talk about our “Muscle cars” haha! R.I.P brother you will ALWAYS be remembered! ALWAYS!

  2. Cheyenne Fox says:

    Yo dad miss ya when I found out you passed I didn’t do anything for more then a week so hope I will see you again soon

  3. Dougronica Alls says:

    I remember when we all used to get into trouble in school for laughing and joking around causing mrs. Caldwell so much grief in 7th grade English. I remember all the many nights I fell asleep holding the phone while you played stairway to heaven repeatedly. I miss you, you were my best friend. I went to visit you today. You were a great father, friend, and person. You will always be remembered and never forgotten. We will see each other again some day…

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