Dennis Patterson - Pilot
Arrived in unit: June 1967 – WO1
Departed unit: June 1968 - WO2
Duties in unit: Instructor Pilot
Fort Polk, Fort Wolters, Fort Rucker, Bien Hoa, Fort Rucker SIP/HHQ XO,
Fort Knox Armor Basic, Vung Tau, Marble Mountain, Fort Benning.
Training: Fort Polk, Fort Wolters, Fort Rucker - Flight Training - Armor
DOS Army: May 1972 - CPT
Current Residence: El Cajon, CA
Computer programmer since 1976.
Remarks: First roommate 1LT Tony Boyle was a great influence on giving me the straight skinny as well as giving me hell. Dave Holloway was my mentor, and I thought he was the best I ever flew with. Took a direct commission in Armor and spent time at Rucker as a SIP, then Armor Basic, and back to RVN. Did 4 months in Fort Benning to wait out my last year and separated in 1972. Went back to finish college and an advanced degree and joined the workforce in 1976. Spent 8 years in a National Guard tank battalion in San Diego, completed Armor Advanced and C&GS, and then just drifted out of the military. Still working until my college freshman daughter finishes college.with the OH6 NETT Team, then 8 months at Marble Mountain outside of Da Nang trying to straighten out bad practices and poor skill in I Corp. Came back to
Email:last update Nov 2007