CHATTANOOGA, TN, US U. S. Army SGT, BATTERY B, 1ST BN, 320TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGT, 2ND BCT 08/28/2010, BABUR, AFGHANISTAN
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.