Kaven Patterson looks on as his mother Kisha Patterson and sister Kesauna receive the flag that draped Army Staff Sgt. Esau G. Patterson, Jr's casket during funeral services in Ridgeland, South Carolina.
Patterson died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle approached his unit and the driver detonated a bomb. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. He died on April 29, 2004.
Date: May 11, 2004.