"We're going to miss him, but we are so very proud of what he has done," says brother Phillip Patterson, Jr. "Some of us are not as fortunate to have a full life on Earth, but we accomplish a lot in that time, and I think he has."
Funeral arrangements for Alan Patterson have not been made, but a service will be held at the Naval Air Station in Washington next week.
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