Angus Van Rutledge, a retired Army Colonel died on October 11, 2000. He lived in Fairfield, California.
Colonel Rutledge was the beloved husband of Mary C. Rutledge; father of Major John H. Rutledge, USA (Ret.), Major Mark A. Rutledge, USA (Ret.) and Major Wayne S. Rutledge, USAR (Ret.). Also survived by his grandson, James K. Rutledge; and one brother, Dr. L.A. Rutledge, Colonel, USAR (Ret.).
Col. Rutledge, 83, was born November 25, 1916, in Ninnekah, Oklahoma and entered the Army as a Second Lieutenant in 1940 with the horse drawn 3rd Field Artillery. During World War II he was an assistant military attache at the American Embassy in London, England. He was stationed at General Douglas MacArthur's headquarters during the Korean War and at the Pentagon from 1954-1959.
His last assignment before retiring in 1966 was as Assistant Director of the Army Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, Baltimore, Maryland.
In 1997 he moved to Paradise Valley Estates Retirement Community in Fairfield, California.
Graveside services and interment with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, October 25, at 1 p.m. (please assemble at the Administration Building at 12:30 p.m.)
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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