US Marine Sergeant Daniel J. Patron died on 6th August 2011 while defusing a roadside bomb in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan.
The 26-year-old, from Canton, Ohio, served with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Sgt. Patron served tours of duty in Iraq in 2005 and 2009. He deployed to Afghanistan in April and his eight years service was due to end in July, but he chose to extend his deployment.
Sgt. Patron is the son of Kathy and Frank Patron, and younger brother of Matthew Patron. He was married to Cody (Drace) Patron for nearly two years.