Army Lieutenant Colonel David Allen Douthit killed on May 10, 1991. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors (Section 60, Grave 7714).
Killed along Tapline Road, Saudi Arabia after the cease fire. He had served in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon and was assigned to the Pentagon when he volunteered to go to the Gulf; he died the day after he arrived in county in an accident along Tapline road as he was headed into Iraq. Dave was drafted as a private during the Vietnam War in 1970, worked his way up through the ranks and was on the promotion list to E-7 when he recieved a direct commision to First Lieutenant. Dave was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, class of 1987. He left his wife Martha and two daughters, Stacy and Amanda.
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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