From a contemporary press report:
Anthony Wayne Urbine, 79, a retired colonel who worked for the American Automobile Association from the early 1970s until retiring in the early 1980s as its lead certified internal auditor, died June 9, 1998 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He had emphysema.
Colonel Urbine, who was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps, served in the Army for nearly 35 years before retiring in 1971. He spent the bulk of his military career as a medical administrator. Over the years, overseas assignments took him to Japan, Germany and Korea. His last post was at the Pentagon.
He had been a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria since 1961. He had served on parish committees and was a eucharistic minister.
Colonel Urbine, who lived in Alexandria, was a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland and received a master's degree in business from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Frances C., of Alexandria; two sons; two daughters; a brother; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
URBINE, ANTHONY W. Col. USA (Ret.)
On Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at Alexandria Hospital, ANTHONY W. URBINE, husband of Frances C. Urbine; father of A. Wayne Urbine, Jr., William F. Urbine, Rosi M. Urbine and Mary K. Horner; brother of Rev. Richard A. Urbine. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1427 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alexandria Carpenters Shelter or Oblates of St. Francis De Sales Helpers Guild.
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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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