Arthur C. Pine, Sergeant Major, United States Army, retired, of Pennellville, New York, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at his home.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, he had lived in Pennellville almost 30 years. Known fondly as “A.C.,” he had served his country for 32 years, proudly serving with the Screaming Eagles 101st Airborne Division with two tours of duty in Vietnam, one in Korea and numerous others throughout the world.
He was a member and past master of Callimachus Lodge #369 of Phoenix, a Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason and was a past district deputy Grand Master of the Oswego District.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Master Chief Timothy Hibbs, United States Navy, retired, Sylvia and Dusty Heer, and Karen and David Pine; a son, Erik Patton Pine; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Barbara Dureau and Susan Follmer; and two brothers, Raymond and Robert Pine.
Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2007, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Contributions in lieu of flowers should be made to Robert Wilcox, Coordinator, 303 County Route 10, Pennellville, New York 13132.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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