Sgt. Hanley said:
T/5 Patterson has always been a great member of DP3S3, and a contributing factor to DP3 in general. He has always had a unique versatility about him, whether it be his time served in different squad cultures, his tenor in leadership, or his various AIT experiences. T/5 Patterson has always retained all these different skills, and helped the squad apply them whenever he can. This is a great demonstration of his passion, which is always displayed every drill through his enthusiastic comments and encouragement. Dog Company, and the 29th ID would be lucky to have T/5 Patterson continue this long career.