Larry C. Patterson was born in Dallas, Texas at the old Methodists hospital, the one that had the yellow cross on top. I have been a hunter since I was 11, going out with my Brother Forrest. I have been fishing since I was 6, also with my brother.
I joined the United State Marine Corps in 1968, right out of high school. I served until 1970, was in the active reserves until 1974, and medically retired in 1974. I qualified as an expert rifleman in 1969 with the M-16 at Camp Pendleton. I served in Vietnam in 1969 I was awarded 9 metals during my service to our Country.
I worked for the Department of Defense (DoD) beginning in 1976 while working for other companies that had contracts with the government. I helped develop the air purification system used on the USS Ohio Nuclear submarine. I designed the explosive bolts used to separate the solid boosters from the space shuttle, worked on the B1B Bomber, the Space Shuttle Solid Propellant Boosters. I worked for the DoD in 1982, in research and development, on such systems as the F4, F16, B2, F117A. I was transferred to the Air Munitions team in 1985. At that time, I worked on a number of different projects including the AGM’s Have Void, until April 1991.
After my military and DoD career, I built homes, worked in ambulance manufacturing, and helped managed North Texas Home Depot stores for the past two decades. I am a Founding Member of the Harley Davidson Museum. I served on the Advisory Committee for Harley Davidson from 2008 to 2017.I was a Master Scuba instructor from 1991 to 1995, licensed under Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) and National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI).
I am on the Board of Directors for the Texas Concealed Handgun Association (TCHA) I was able to help design the TCHA Challenge Coin for our organization.
I have had a CHL since 2009. I am a Life Member of TCHA, a Life Member of the Texas State Rifle Association, a Patron Life Member Benefactor Level of NRA, Life Member Disabled American Veterans, a Member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.