October 14, 2013

Patrick Quinn - U.S. Military

Staff Sgt. Patrick H. Quinn, age 26, of Quarryville, Pennsylvania, died on October 13, 2013, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the enemy attacked his base with small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Patrick was born in Delaware. He enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army in July of 2006. Upon completion of his initial training, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He continued his service with 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Patrick completed a combat deployment to Iraq from September of 2008 to August of 2009.

After his assignment at Fort Bliss, Patrick volunteered for the Special Forces Assessment and Selection. He graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2013. His first assignment as a Green Beret was as an engineer sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Colorado, where he served on a Special Forces team.

Patrick's awards and decorations include four Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, two Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Campaign Stars), the Global War on Terror Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, the Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, Special Forces Tab, Parachutist Badge, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), and the NATO Medal.

His military colleagues are in mourning over Patrick's passing. He will be forever
Father, place Patrick on
the Stairway to Heaven

His family are weeping for Patrick. They have lost their cherished loved one.

Patrick is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife and their three sons.

Thank you for serving, Patrick.

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Patrick.

Pray that Patrick is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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