From a contemporary press report
David C. Ferguson, 56, a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War and retired Postal Service official who operated his own delivery service in Mitchellville, Maryland, died March 4, 1999 at a hospital in Daytona Beach, Flprida, of injuries he received in a traffic accident. He lived in Mitchellville.
A spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol said Mr. Ferguson was traveling east on his motorcycle in the westbound lane of a road near Interstate 95 and collided with a motorcycle driven by a 41-year-old Yorktown, Virginia, man. The Yorktown man was hospitalized in serious condition.
A family spokesman said that Mr. Ferguson, a member of the Harley-Davidson Association of Fort Washington, was in Florida to attend the Bike Week motorcycle festival in Daytona Beach.
Mr. Ferguson, a native of Boston, served with the Army in Vietnam in the late 1960s. He received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star with combat “V.”
He came to the Washington area in the late 1960s and worked for the Postal Service until retiring in 1998 as a transportation supervisor at the Southern Maryland distribution center in Capitol Heights. Since then, he had operated his own delivery service.
He was a Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy L., of Mitchellville; a stepson, Brett Bjorrk of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Heather Bjorrk of Mitchellville; and two stepgrandchildren.
FERGUSON, DAVID C.
On March 4, 1999, of Mitchellville, MD, beloved husband of Nancy L. Ferguson; beloved father of Brett Bjork and Heather Bjork; father-in-law of Fran Bjork; grandfather of Abby and Ben Bjork. Services will be held on Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 9 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 12010 Woodmore Road, Mitchellville, MD. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1041 Rt. 3 North, Gambrills, MD 21054.
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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