SO1 Patrick D. Feeks, Navy SEAL
Born October 8, 1983, Patrick began his competitive career on the BMX tracks of California at the tender age of four and a half years old. He continued Racing BMX on and off until he joined the Navy.
Patrick joined the Naval Sea Cadet Corps while in middle school and continued through high school. He was selected as Rochester Sea Cadet of the Year in 2000. While a Sea Cadet, Patrick participated in the Navy SEAL Orientation Program in Virginia Beach, VA for several years, and was selected as Honor Cadet of Class 011, July 20, 2001.
Patrick enlisted in the Navy March 2006, graduating from Boot Camp January 2007. He reported to Basic Underwater Demolition /SEAL training in February, 2007. He received his Navy SEAL Trident in May 2008 and was assigned to a West Coast based SEAL Team, Coronado, CA.
Pat was described by his Teammates as a consummate professional and talked about how Pat lived his life with Passion. Patrick was highly respected for his knowledge and skill as a JTAC. He was often requested by name to work with other services conducting operations in theater. He served two deployments to Iraq, and his final deployment was to Afghanistan, where he was killed in action on August 16, 2012.
Patrick's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/ Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon. Pat was an avid reader, an aggressive bicyclist, Triathlete, and shootist. Loved and remembered by his parents, Thomas and Virginia Feeks, sister Regina and wife Emily.