Patrick was nominated by his wife, Ashley Hines:
I would like to nominate my amazing husband of 9 years. He’s been a Seabee in the Navy for 9 years as well. He’s just so wonderful, and busts his butt. We have 2 little boys that look up to their Daddy and his unit, they want to join the Navy when they grow up now. They say they want to change the world like Daddy does. He may miss a lot but we know its all for a good cause and we spend as much time as we can when hes home. I just want everyone to know how much we love and appreciate him!