Born at Mobile, Alabama, December 4, 1883, he graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1906 and from the Navy Flight Instruction School in 1935. He married Aline Brooks Risque, April 11, 1908.
He was commissioned Ensign, United States Coast Guard, 1906, and advanced through the grades to Rear Admiral in 1942. He served as Chief Personnel officer, 1931-34; Chief Aviation Officer, 1936-40; Assistant Comandant as of January 1, 1942. He was technical adviser to the American Delegation at the International Conference on Private Air Law, Brussels, Belgium, 1938. He was an observer on the initial flight of Pan-American Airways seaplane Yankee Clipper, from Baltimore to the Azores, Portugal, France, England, Ireland and return to Baltimore, March-April 1939. He was awarded the World War I Victory Medal with Escort Clasp and Star.
He made his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, until his death in 1981. He was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Aline Brooks Risque Chalker (1885-1964), is buried with him. He is buried near James Humphrey Chalker, Commander, United States Coast Guard.
CHALKER, ALINE W/O LLOYD T
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/13/1885
DATE OF DEATH: 10/09/1964
DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/13/1964
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1481-LE
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFEOF LT CHALKER – V ADM USCG
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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