SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One
Petty Officer Second Class Eric 'Shane' Patton, 22, died June 28, 2005, when the helicopter he was in was shot down in the mountains of Afghanistan. He was part of a team sent to rescue a SEAL team in a heavy firefight. Shane was a member of SEAL Delivery Vehicle TeamOne.
Patton was born November 15, 1982. He lived in Boulder City, Nevada and joined the Navy SEALs in 2000 -- fresh out of Boulder City High School. His father, James "JJ" Patton, is a municipal court marshal in Las Vegas and former Navy SEAL, according to a news release from the Nevada governor's office. In high school he excelled at baseball - star pitcher and best outfielder. He played the guitar with his band, True Story. He was a surfer and a skateboarder. He gave the ultimate compliment to the President, "He's a real dude, man, a real dude."
His nickname was "Cream, Hatch or Snack Attack."
It's been said that Shane was good with everything he did or tried. ... He cared about his work. He cared about pulling his weight. He cared about his platoon.
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