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Claire O. Patterson (Pat)

Mission Hill, SD

1940, 792, Roubaix, F-6 (Black Fox sidecamp) cook
1941-42, 2759-V, Park Creek, F-20 cook

Claire Patterson said "We had a basketball team and a baseball team at Roubaix. We went to Deadwood at least once or twice a week and played baseball, softball, kickball. We played real often, like I say, maybe once or twice a week, but we never won a game that I can recall, and in the wintertime, we played these same individuals in basketball, and all of us were fresh out of high school, and so we never lost a basketball game. We beat 'em something terrible every time."

Claire Patterson and Sam Teupal in their 'Cooks' Apparel at Black Fox CCC 1940

KEYSTONE - Claire O. Patterson, 83, Keystone, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Patterson, Keystone; two sons, John Patterson and the Rev. Gregory F. Patterson; and five grandchildren.

Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, with a Christian wake service at 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Keystone.

Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the church, with the Rev. Dan Juelfs officiating. Burial, with military honors by Rushmore VFW Post 1273 of Rapid City, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

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