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Michael Robert Patterson

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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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The Tomb of the Unknowns – Arlington National Cemetry

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“Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God” The Tomb of the Unknowns, near the center of the cemetery, is one of Arlington's most ...
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High Flight

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By John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (A sonnet written by John Gillespie Magee, an American pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War. He came ...
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Grace Murray Hopper – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

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Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, USNR, (1906-1992) Grace Murray (Hopper) was born in New York City on 9 December 1906. She graduated from Vassar College in 1928 and ...
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Claire Lee Chennault – Lieutenant General, United States Army Air Corps

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He led the Flying Tigers (an all-volunteer service) in China before the United States entered World War II. When America entered the war, he took command of all ...
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Operation Iraqi Freedom Air Crew – United States Air Force

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NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 543-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2005 Media Contact: Air Force Public Affairs – (703) 695-0640 Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711 ...
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James Tanner – Corporal, United States Army

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James Tanner served in the Civil War and lost both legs due to wounds that he received at Second Manassas in 1862. He was fitted with two wooden ...
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In Flanders Fields

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By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the ...
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Once Again ….Memorial Day 1995

Once Again ….Memorial Day 1995
I'm here once again, Frank at you home on the hill. The sun is now shining and the gloom is now gone. This makes me feel better as ...
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George Briggs Russell – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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George Briggs Russell of Massachusetts.  Born 27 September 1842 Appointed from Massachusetts, Second Lieuetnant, 38th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 20 August 1862 First Lieutenant, 1 January 1863 Captain, 5 ...
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Frank J. “Bud” Crowne – Major, United States Army

Frank J. “Bud” Crowne – Major, United States Army
From a contemporary press report: Frank J. “Bud” Crowne, 76, who served in the Army for 20 years and later was a management analyst with the Federal Home ...
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