Private Charles Kenneth Patterson of Lake City was born on May 25, 1924. He was the son of Tommy and Della Jones Patterson. He was the brother of Calvin Patterson and the uncle of J. J. Patterson. He served in the European/Mediterranean theater of the war in Company A, 120th Engineer Combat Battalion. He was killed in action in Italy on December 20, 1943. He was initially buried in Italy, then was repatriated to Laurel Grove Cemetery in Briceville, Tennessee on September 29, 1948.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 May 1924
  • Date of death: 20 December 1943
  • County: Anderson
  • Hometown: Lake City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 120th Engineer Combat Battalion, 30th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe/Mediterranean
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Laurel Grove Cemetery, Laurel Grove, Anderson County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Top Panel
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