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Boulder City Navy SEAL Buried Saturday

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A Navy SEAL killed last week in a military helicopter crash in Afghanistan was buried Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m. at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.

Twenty-two-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane Patton was a 2000 graduate of Boulder City High School.

He was one of 16 servicemen killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down while making a rescue mission into the mountains not far from the Pakistan border.

Patton's father -- James "J-J" Patton -- is a retired Navy SEAL who now works as a Las Vegas city marshal.

Patton's body was buried with full military honors.

Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1900 Buchanan Blvd.
Boulder City
(702) 486-5920
Click here to view a map

The name Shane E. Patton has been added to the front of the Mid East Memorial Wall joining the names of 21 other Nevada servicemen killed in the line of duty and service to our country.

He is the first Navy casualty from Nevada.

Patton and seven other elite Navy SEALs were killed when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter was hit by enemy insurgent fire in Afghanistan on June 28. A total of 16 servicemen perished in the crash.

Patton was the fourth Nevadan to die in the month of June and the 22nd from Nevada since the war on terror began.

Army Ranger Matthew Commons, another Boulder City High School graduate was killed March 4, 2003, also in Afghanistan.

Nevada'S 22 Fallen Hero's of the Mid East War

Army Spc. Jason A. Disney, Fallon, February 13, 2002 - Afghanistan
Army Staff Sgt. Kerry W. Firth, Las Vegas, February 21, 2002 - Philippines
Army Chief Warrant Officer John D. Smith, Las Vegas, February 24, 2003 - Kuwait
Army Cpl. Matthew A. Commons, Boulder City, March 4, 2003 - Afghanistan
Marine Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline Jr., Sparks, March 23, 2003 - Iraq
Marine 1st Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., Tonopah, March 23, 2003 - Iraq
Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Williams, Reno, March 23, 2003 - Iraq
Army Capt. Josh Byers, Sparks, July 23, 2003 - Iraq
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Cameron B. Sarno, Las Vegas, Sept. 1, 2003 - Kuwait
Marine Cpl. William I. Salazar, Las Vegas, October 15, 2004 - Iraq
Airman 1st Class Jesse M. Samek, Boulder City, October 21, 2004 - Afghanistan
Marine Lance Cpl. John H. Lukac, Las Vegas, October 30, 2004 - Iraq
Marine Lance Corporal Nicholas A. Anderson, Las Vegas, November 12, 2004 - Iraq
Army Pfc. Daniel F. Guastaferro, Las Vegas, January 26, 2005 - Iraq
Marine Cpl. Christopher Lee Weaver, Las Vegas, January 26, 2005 - Iraq
Marine Lance Cpl. Richard Perez Jr., Las Vegas, Nevada February 10, 2005 - Iraq
Army Staff Sgt. Donald Griffith Jr., Las Vegas, March 11, 2005 - Iraq
Army Sgt Eric W. Morris, Sparks, Nevada, April 28, 2005 - Iraq
Army Cpl. Stanley J. Lapinski, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 13, 2005 - Iraq
Marine Cpl. Jessie Jaime, Henderson, Nevada, June 15, 2005 - Iraq
Army Spc. Anthony Cometa, Henderson, Nevada, June 16, 2005 - Iraq
Navy SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Cl Shane Eric Patton, Boulder City, Nevada, June 28, 2005 - Afghanistan.

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