South Carolina Army National Guard CWO Patrick D. Leach, 39, of Rock Hill, SC, died on December 9, 2004.
Leach was killed in Mosul, Iraq, after two U.S. helicopters collided. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment, South Carolina National Guard, McEntire Air National Guard Base, Eastover, SC.
In 1992, Leach graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He served as an Army Apache helicopter pilot from 1986-1992, and he served in Operation Desert Storm.