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On January 8, 1999, of Annandale, Virginia and Delray Beach, Florida.
With a naval career which spanned more than 30 years, Captain McLane fought in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He was awarded numerous medals and commendations, including the Legion of Merit with Combat ”V”, Bronze Star with Combat ”V” and the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat ”V.”
Throughout his diverse and distinguished Naval career, he captained a P.T. boat, was skipper of the U.S.S. Richmond K. Turner DLG-20 and served as Commander Naval Activities United Kingdom.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; two sons, Stephen B. McLane of Columbus, OH and Michael N. McLane of Orlando, FL. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 1999, 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 33 Gleason St., Delray Beach. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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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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