Joseph Hester Patterson
Lieutenant (jg), United States Navy
After graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1936, he served for nearly two years in the heavy cruiser USS Louisville (CA-28) before receiving submarine instruction.
Assigned to the new submarine USS Squalus (SS-192), he lost his life when she accidently sank on 23 May 1939.
Ensign Patterson was promoted posthumously
to the rank of Lieutenant (Junior Grade).
PATTERSON, JOSEPH HESTER
LT JG US NAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 05/23/1939
DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/19/1939
BURIED AT: SECTION 9 SITE 5969
Posted: 30 September 2006