Recognition of Decorated Veteran John L. Patton, 100

St. Johns County to Recognize Decorated Veteran John L. Patton, 100

St. Johns County will recognize decorated veteran John L. Patton, who turned 100 on March 23. Mr. Patton is the recipient of six Bronze Stars from his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga and U.S.S. Enterprise, Mr. Patton fought bravely for the United States in the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. After the war, he served as an instructor for the U.S. Navy. In total, he served in the military for more than 20 years (1941-1961). Upon his retirement from the U.S. Navy in 1961, Mr. Patton continued to serve his country in the U.S. federal civil service as an Overhaul and Repair Planner and Estimator until his retirement in April 1978.

Please see the attached certificate of recognition and biography for more details on Mr. Patton’s life and service.

Mr. Patton will arrive at the St. Johns County Administration Building in a WWII Jeep driven by retired Army Col. Alfred Pantano at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4. He will be escorted into the building by officers of the St. Johns County Sherriff’s Office. Dignitaries will be present and speak in honor of Mr. Patton beginning at 8:15 a.m.

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

            8 a.m.

Where: St. Johns County Administration Building

             500 San Sebastian View

             St. Augustine, FL

One or more County Commissioners may be present at the event. The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners will take no action at this event.