Born at Washington, Indiana, on February 13, 1896, he enlisted in the Army in 1917 for service in World War I. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, and did not get to go overseas, but was sent to the Philippines and then to China. He spent much of his career at training centers. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 1944 for administration of training programs for the Women's Army Corps. After retiring from the Army, he worked as Dean of Men at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He died in 1963 and was buried in Section 4 of Arlington National Cemetery.
His wife, Katherine Reinsel Faith (1897-1973) is buried with him. His son, Lieuenant Colonel Don Carlos Faith, Jr was killed in action in Korea in 1950 and was awarded the Medal of Honor. His body was never found, but his father arranged to have an “in memory” statement inscribed on the rear of his own gravestone.
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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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