Anthony Stanley “Tony” Augustauskas, 79, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who was a decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean War, died of heart and kidney ailments December 12, 1997 at his home in Falls Church, Virginia.
Mr. Augustauskas served 22 years in the Army beginning with his commission in 1942. During World War II, he served in North Africa and Italy with Tank Destroyer forces and was awarded the Silver Star and two Purple Hearts. A company he commanded in Northern Italy was awarded a 1944 Presidential Unit Citation in 1944.
After the war, he served in the United States and Japan and then with military intelligence in Korea during the Korean War, receiving the Bronze Star. Subsequent assignments took him to France and Germany before he returned to Washington in 1958 as a personnel officer with the National Guard Bureau.
He retired from the Army in 1963 as a comptroller with the Office of Chief of Army Reserve. From 1964 to 1981, he was a civilian management analyst with the Army Material Command and Defense Logistics Agency.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Betty J. Augustauskas of Falls Church; four daughters, Kathleen A. Aux of Alexandria, Carol L. Bain of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nancy J. FitzGerald of Frederick, Md., and Susanne Stech of Littleton, Colo.; a brother; and seven grandchildren.
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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