Sgt. Donald Allen Pate was born in Greene County to Carma Mc Lawhorn Pate
and Allen Mac Pate. At an early age, because of his mother's illness, he was sent
to be raised by his uncle William A. Mc Lawhorn and his wife Ruby. He joined the
US Army and serve in Alaska. After he was discharge from active duty, he joined
the North Carolina National Guard and served in the 730th Maintenance Battalion
at Butner, North Carolina. He died of cancer in 1991.