Larry C. Patterson was born in Dallas, Texas at the old Methodist Hospital; the one that had the yellow cross on top. He has been a hunter since he
was 11 and fisherman since he was 6, going out with his older brother Forrest.
Larry joined the United State Marine Corps in 1968, right out of high school, and served until 1970. He then served in the active reserves until he was medically retired in 1974. Served in Vietnam, came home with 9 medals. Larry qualified as an expert rifleman with the M-16, and as Sharpshooter with a 1911 colt 45 pistol in1969 at Camp Pendleton.
In 1976, Larry begins working for the Department of Defense (DoD), while working for other companies that had contracts with the government. He helped develop the air purification system used on the USS Ohio Nuclear submarine and designed the explosive bolts used to separate the solid boosters from the space shuttle; as well as worked on the B1B Bomber and the Space Shuttle Solid Propellant Boosters. Larry worked for the DoD in1982, in research and development, on such systems as the F4, F16, B2, and F117A. He then was transferred to the Air Munitions team in 1985. At that time, Larry worked on a number of different projects, including the AGM’s Have Void, until April 1991.
After his military and DoD career, Larry built homes for D&L, manufacturing ambulance for Wheeled Coach, and helped manage North Texas Home Depot stores for the past two decades. He is a Founding Member of the Harley Davidson Museum and served on the Advisory Committee for Harley Davidson from 2005 to 2017. Larry was a Master Scuba instructor from 1991 to 1995, licensed under Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) and National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI).
Larry started teaching hand gun classes in the 80’s to all of his neighbors and friends.
Larry is a NRA Instructor in the following disciplines; Certified Pistol, Certified Rifle, Certified Shotgun, Chief Range Safety Officer, Personal Protection In the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, Defensive Pistol, Certified Home Firearm Safety, CCW Instructor, and Refuse To Be A Victim.
Teaches License to Carry, and First Responder course for Texas DPS.
Larry teaches Hunter Education, and Bowhunter Education for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Larry Is USA Archery Lever 2 Instructor, and a USA Instructor Trainer. Larry is a Certified Treestand Safety Instructor through the Treestand Manufacturer’s Association .
Chief Instructor for Patt’s Firearm Academy, been through training with Bronze Star Shooting, and Guncraft Training Academy. Has a membership with Front Sight Firearm Training Institute.
He has had a CHL (LTC) since 2009. Larry is a member of Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Larry is a Life Member of Texas Handgun Association, a Life Member of the Texas State Rifle Association, NRA Patriot Life Member Benefactor Level, Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans, and a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
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