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Staff Sergeant Arma Wright, left, and Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Hawley lead the Indiana National Honor Guard Ceremonial Unit in bringing out the casket of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson for full military honors after his funeral at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels helps in the presentation of medals to Bob and Mary Patterson, parents of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson at his funeral in Batavia. Patterson, a member of the 713th Engineer Company of the Indiana National Guard, was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn presents the Illinois state flag to Bob and Mary Patterson of North Aurora at the funeral of their son, Spc. Christopher A. Patterson. Sons Carl, left, Thomas, right and Sean (behind Quinn) stand by.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Bob and Mary Patterson, flanked by son Carl, left, are presented with the flag which draped their son Spc. Christopher A. Patterson's casket by Major General R. Martin Umbarger of the Indiana National Guard after his funeral and full military honors in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

A Purple Heart and Bronze Star are brought to be presented to the parents of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, a member of the 713th Engineer Company of the Indiana National Guard, at his funeral in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

A 21-gun salute is fired for Spc. Christopher A. Patterson outside Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

The casket of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson sits at the front of the auditorium at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

The casket of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, a member of the 713th Engineer Company of the Indiana National Guard, sits at the front of the auditorium at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Staff Sergeant Arma Wright, left, and Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Hawley lead the Indiana National Honor Guard Ceremonial Unit in placing the casket of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson into the hearse after his funeral and full military honors at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Mary Patterson breaks down while the casket of her son, Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, is placed into the hearse at the close of his funeral and full military honors in Batavia on Saturday, January 21. She is flanked by son, Carl, far left, husband Bob, and son Thomas, right.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Photos of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, a member of the 713th Engineer Company of the Indiana National Guard, were worn by members of the Patriot Guard at his funeral.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Members of Valparaiso University Choir perform during the funeral of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, a member of the 713th Engineer Company of the Indiana National Guard, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Carl Patterson, brother of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, salutes and closes his eyes while Taps is played during full military honors outside Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

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Bob Patterson, father of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, pats his son's coffin after sharing a few words at the close of his funeral service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Bob and Mary Patterson, flanked by sons Carl, left, and Thomas pay their respects as the casket of their son, Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, is placed outside Immanuel Lutheran Church for full military honors at his funeral in Batavia on Saturday, January 21. Patterson was a member of the 713th Engineer Company of the Indiana National Guard and was from North Aurora.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

The Ceremonial Unit of the Indiana National Honor Guard fold the flag covering the casket of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson at the close of full military honors.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Hawley, left, leads the Indiana National Honor Guard Ceremonial Unit while bringing the casket of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson outside for full military honors after his funeral at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Staff Sergeant Arma Wright, left, and Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Hawley lead the Indiana National Honor Guard Ceremonial Unit in placing the casket of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson into the hearse after his funeral and full military honors at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Mary and Bob Patterson walk behind the casket of their son, Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, along with another son, Carl, as they head outside for full military honors at his funeral. Patterson was a member of the 713th Engineer Company of the Indiana National Guard.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

The Ceremonial Unit of the Indiana National Honor Guard fold the flag on Spc. Christopher A. Patterson's casket to be given to his family after his funeral and full military honors at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia on Saturday, January 21.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Gallery updated: 1/23/2012 5:54 AM

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Images from the funeral of Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, a member of the 713th Engineer Company of the Indiana National Guard and a West Aurora High School graduate. He was killed Jan. 6 in Afghanistan.
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