Tributes & Vigils Category: US Navy
Name: Navy Chief Petty Officer Patrick L. Wade
From: Key West, Fla.
Assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
Incident: Navy Chief Petty Officer Patrick L. Wade died July 17 as a result of enemy action while conducting combat operations in Salah Ad Din Province, Iraq. Also killed was Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey L. Chaney.
Navy explosives technician from Manawa killed in Iraq
The Associated Press
MANAWA, Wis. — A 38-year-old Navy explosives technician who recently arrived in Iraq was killed by a roadside bomb, his mother said July 18. It’s her second son to die while serving his country, the family said.
Chief Petty Officer Patrick Wade, who joined the Navy after graduating from high school here in 1987, died July 17 while on a mission in Samarra, north of Baghdad, his mother, Shirley Wade said.
“They were just on a convoy. They were going to take care of some explosives and their vehicle was hit by a very deep charge,” she said, her voice choked with emotion. “He was a very outgoing young man. He enjoyed the service and his family. I just really…