Private First Class Floyd T. Patterson was a member of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Awarded Silver Star.
Floyd T. Patterson was wounded in battle on 19 December 1944 near Neffe, Belgium. He was seriously wounded in action while on a combat patrol with 3rd platoon, G Company, 501st 101st Airborne Division, shortly after arriving at Bastogne. He received a SSM for his heroic actions against the head column of the Panzer Lehr Division, on the battle field near where Team Cherry was holding up in the Chateau de Neffe. He was evacuated to the 326th Medical Company where he was later captured the same evening, along with the rest of the medical company, by the Germans. He died as a POW in an unstated German Dressing Station, near Bastogne, Belgium on or around 20 December 1944. Floyd Patterson was beloved by his comrades, and his loss was a blow to G Company. May his life and sacrifice never be forgotten. RIP.
-Submitted by S. J. Rickert