Saturday, September 4, 1993
Christopher T. Fay, 28, a Navy Lieutenant and resident of McLean, Virginia, drowned August 25, 1993 in a swimming pool in Panama City, Florida, where he was stationed.
The Panama City Sheriff's Department said Lieutenant Fay had been jogging and then went swimming at the apartment complex where he lived. Officials said that his death may have been related to heat exhaustion and that the investigation was continuing.
Lieutenant Fay was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He moved to the Washington area as a child. He graduated from Arlington's Bishop O'Connell High School, the Naval Academy Preparatory School and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he was a member of the class of 1987. He received his wings as a naval aviator in 1989.
His Navy assignments included tours of duty in Norfolk, Alameda, California, and Panama City.
Survivors include his parents, retired Navy Commander Edward S. and Marie Fay of McLean and Narragansett, Rhode Island; and four brothers, Stephan E. Fay of Arlington, Gary J. Fay of Oakton and Brian M. and Kevin J. Fay, both of McLean.
Lieutenant Fay was buried with full military honors in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.
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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard