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First Name: Patrick

Last Name: Pentico

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Middle Name: Ryan

Date of Birth: 30 March 1973

Date of Death: 31 March 2005

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Patrick Ryan Pentico


Patrick Ryan "Tico" Pentico
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force

Patrick Ryan "Tico" Pentico was born on 30 March 1973.

He loved his wife, Moe (Melissa J. Dickey Pentico); his family; his friends; and Krispy Kreme Donuts. Melissa said it best: "Tico didn't love just a little bit." It was all or nothing with him.

He was looking forward to the end of his enlistment and the beginning of a non-military life with Moe.

Death and Burial

Staff Sergeant Patrick Ryan "Tico" Pentico was killed on 31 March 2005, along with Capt. Todd Bracy, Capt. James Cronin, Capt. Gil Williamson, Capt. Surender Kothakota, 1Lt. Ray Owens, Jr, CMSgt Lawrence Gray, TSgt James Henry, and TSgt Glenn Lastes when their Hercules C-130 crashed in Albania.

Patrick is buried at Elgin Cemetery in Elgin, Grand County, UT.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:
Tico was the last four letters of his last name.

Honoree ID: 2191   Created by: MHOH




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