Paul E. Patton was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Patton, who lived in Brandamore, Chester County.
Paul entered service in the Army on February 1, 1943. He received training at Camp Hood and Camp Massey, and was sent overseas to the European Theater of Operations in August, 1943. Paul was assigned to a truck distribution unit.
Private Paul E. Patton was killed in action on September 14, 1944 in France.
In a bizarre twist of fate, his wife Edna, received a letter on the day he was killed that had been sent by Paul prior to his death.
Paul’s half brother, Clarence Patton, was killed in action on September 12th, two days before Paul’s death.