Strength Through Discipline
From 2011 to 2012, Kalen Patterson served in Afghanistan working to defuse bombs. Patterson, now 29 years old, is from Ray, Ohio. His interests are featured on his skin as detailed tattoos, which depict his pets, and hobbies like music and photography. Patterson’s python Louise and his dog Peaches help him cope with PTSD receive from his time in Afghanistan. Peaches is tattooed on his right hand, and his deceased snake Tina is tattooed on his left.
When he was younger, Patterson raced ATV’s professionally and says it gave him a powerful adrenaline rush. Now, he rides as a hobby at places like Wildwood Lake Raceway. He works in a Walmart warehouse from early morning until the afternoon then returns home to work on one of his projects. Patterson is in the process of building his own home and works on it late into the night. Patterson has built everything but the foundation.