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Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Maj. Gen Robert. Patterson

(1933 - )

— Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame Inductee - 2008 —

 
 
Maj. Gen Robert. Patterson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
1. Maj. Gen Robert. Patterson Marker
Inscription.  A champion for special operation and realistic combat training, General Patterson played an integral role in modernizing Air Force Special Operation and Combat Rescue. As military airlift command's {MAC] o0n - scene commander for airlift forces, he was senior Air Force Officer on Grenada during combat operations of urgent Fury, The rescue of U. S. medical students. The consummate airlift, He commanded a tactical squadron and two airlift wings. His 317th tactical airlift wing won MAC's international airdrop completion, base on his Southeast Asia combat experience in AC-130s, he pioneered night vision goggle integration into MAC units, upon approval and support of the MAC Commander, he established the first combat control group and pararescue squadron, now known as special tactics. A visionary leader and aviator, General Patterson made impressive contributions to the advancement of air mobility and special operations.
 
Erected 2008 by Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceMilitary. A significant historical year for this entry is 2008.
 
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38° 32.398′ N, 89° 51.812′ W. Marker is in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on Main Street just east of Symington Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Heritage Dr, Scott Air Force Base IL 62225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker (here, next to this marker); Gen William G. Moore Jr. (here, next to this marker); Lt Gen Harold L. George (here, next to this marker); Nancy Harkness Love (here, next to this marker); Sgt John L. Levitow (a few steps from this marker); Air Mobility (a few steps from this marker); Major Gen James I. "Bagger' Baginiski (a few steps from this marker); C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
 
Maj. Gen Robert. Patterson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
2. Maj. Gen Robert. Patterson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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