From a contemporary press report:
Robert Marc Chourret, 77, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who worked as a civilian management analyst and supply supervisor for the U.S. Army Security Agency at Arlington Hall Station, died of renal failure March 28, 1998 at The Virginian.
Colonel Chourret, a native of San Francisco, entered the Army in 1944 and served as a supply warrant officer during World War II. He had assignments in the Solomon Islands, Philippines, Okinawa and Japan.
While in the Army Reserve, he was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He was a quartermaster officer with alternating stateside and overseas duty and later was detailed to the Army Security Agency as a logistics officer. His military honors included the Legion of Merit and Army Commendation Medal.
Following his retirement from the Army in 1969, he briefly worked as a consultant to the D.C. police department and then returned to the Army Security Agency in 1972. He retired in 1983.
His wife of 51 years, Ethel L. Chourret, died in 1993.
Survivors include three daughters, Michele Chourret of Memphis, Denise Campbell of Lilburn, Ga., and Alyce Mayhew of Manassas; a brother, Fred L. Chourret of San Francisco; and four grandchildren.
CHOURRET, ROBERT MARC, LT. COL. USA (Ret.)
On Sunday, March 28, 1998, ROBERT MARC CHOURRET of Falls Church, VA, husband of the late Ethel L. Chourret; father of Michelle Chourret, Memphis, TN, Denise Campbell, Lilburn, GA, Alyce Mayhew, Manassas, VA; brother of Fred L. Chourret, San Francisco, CA; grandfather of Donna Douglass, Dennis and Tina Wolcott, Keith and John Mayhew. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at The Ft. Myer Post Chapel, Ft. Myer, VA. Inurnment Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium. Family requests contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in the name of Lt. Col. Robert M. Chourret.
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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