From a contemporary press report
Duncan Clark Myers, 82, an Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot who retired in 1971 as operations director of the Air Defense Command, died of a heart ailment January 25, 2002, at Loudoun Hospital Center. He lived at Falcon's Landing in Sterling, Virginia.
Colonel Myers was a native of Monticello, Indiana, who attended Duke University. He began his military career with the Army Air Forces during World War II and served in New Guinea. He was awarded a Silver Star after shooting down a Japanese bomber.
He was posted in Japan after the war and later served in Spain and the Philippines. He was deputy wing commander of the 405th Tactical Fighter Wing during the Vietnam War. After he retired, he sold defense systems for Northrup Corp. and Page Communications and worked for Weichert Realtors in Alexandria.
In addition to the Silver Star, he was awarded a Legion of Merit, three Distinguished Flying Crosses and nine Air Medals. He volunteered with the Civil Air Patrol and was a hunter.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Virginia Love Myers, whom he married in 1949, of Sterling, and four children, Marjorie L. Myers and Shelly L. Myers, both of Washington, Clark A. Myers of Boulder, Colorado, and Gay Myers Scheibl of Helena, Montana.
MYERS, DUNCAN CLARK, Col. USAF (Ret.)
On Friday, January 25, 2002, DUNCAN CLARK MYERS of Sterling, Virginia.
Beloved husband of Dorothy Love Myers; loving father of Marjorie L. Myers,
Shelly L. Myers, Clark A. Myers and Gay Myers Scheibl. Services will be held Wednesday, February 20, Fort Myer Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Spates Club, Fort Myer.
Contributions may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N.
Michigan Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago Illinois 60611.
Dorothy Love Myers Model and Volunteer
Dorothy Love Myers, 85, a former model and volunteer who was the wife of a retired Air Force officer, died of pneumonia May 12, 2002, at the Johnson Center assisted living facility at Falcons Landing in Sterling.
Mrs. Myers was a New York model in the 1930s, when her image was used for the artwork on the labels of White Rock soda. On the logo, she appears as a fairy kneeling on a rock overlooking a brook.
She joined the Red Cross during World War II and served with a unit of volunteers who accompanied General George S. Patton's 3rd Army in Europe. During those years, Mrs. Myers befriended Patton's niece, Jean Gordon, who also was a Red Cross volunteer.
Mrs. Myers drove a Red Cross club mobile that she dubbed “Toledo,” after the Ohio city where she was born, and served coffee and doughnuts to Allied troops.
After the war, she was placed in charge of Red Cross operations in Japan, where she coordinated recreation and relaxation events for occupation forces. There, she met her soon-to-be husband, Duncan Clark Myers, a fighter pilot who later retired as a colonel.
She accompanied him on assignments to Spain and the Philippines, among other places. They lived in Annandale from 1972 to 1974 and in Royal Oak, Md., from 1974 to 1983, when they settled in Alexandria.
She was a theater and opera enthusiast and a gourmet cook.
Her husband died in January.
Survivors include four children, Gay Myers Scheibl of Helena, Mont., Clark A. Myers of Longmont, Colo., and Marjorie L. Myers and Shelly L. Myers, both of Washington; and two brothers.
MYERS, DOROTHY LOVE
On Sunday, May 12, 2002, DOROTHY LOVE MYERS, of Potomac Falls, VA. Beloved wife of the late Col. Duncan Clark Myers, USAF (Ret.); loving mother of Marjorie L. Myers, Shelly L. Myers, Clark A. Myers and Gay Myers Scheibl. Friends may call at the NATIONAL FUNERAL HOME, 7482 Lee Hwy., Falls Church, VA on Wednesday, May 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Service will be held Thursday, May 30 at the Memorial Chapel, Arlington National Cemetery at 9 a.m. Interment to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611.
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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