He was killed-in-action when his B-52 bomber, attached to Desert Storm bombings crashed in the Indian Ocean. He was 26-years-old and the son of a Bolivian diplomat.
He had attended school at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and was a member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) there.
He was the navigator of the plane and his body was not recovered, but a memorial service was held for him at Arlington National Cemetery, February 15, 1991.
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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