On February 7, 2011 SGT Patrick Ryan Carroll gave his life defending our country in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Patrick was on patrol when he fell victim to a suicide bomber. Patrick was a proud member of the 319th MI BN in Fort Bragg, NC. Patrick prided himself on his military association and accomplishments.
Patrick was the son of James Carroll and Amy Bolding. Patrick started his life in New London, Ohio. Patrick and family resided in New London through the 7th grade. Patrick moved to Bardstown, Kentucky with his father in 1998. He played baseball, soccer, basketball, football, and was a member of SKILLSUSA. Patrick was a beloved part of the Nelson County Area Technology Center family and graduated from Nelson County High School 2003 in Bardstown, KY. Patrick followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Army in July 2005.
Patrick's initial duty station was in Germany. He did an 18 month tour in Iraq before transitioning to Ft. Bragg, NC. In August 2010 Patrick and his unit were called to duty in Afghanistan. Patrick developed a broad extended family throughout his travels and was loved by all.
Survivors include his father, James (Tonia Henry) Carroll; mother, Amy (Snyder) Bolding; grandparents, Edgar and Virginia Fay Carroll, Norm and Bonnie Snyder and George and Livena (Dorothy) Schworm; brothers, Dustin Bolding of Aliquippa, PA and Dakota Bolding of Fayetteville, NC; sister, Summer Roberts of Fayetteville, NC and his former wife, Sara (Covert) Carroll.
Date and time of visitation and funeral will be announced at a later date by Eastman Funeral Home, New London.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.
Eastman Funeral Home - New London
200 West Main Street New London, OH 44851
Published in The Morning Journal on Feb. 12, 2011