Donald Temple Eller was born on 28 June 1906 in Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C.. He died on 30 October 1994 in Florida, and was buried on 7 November 1994 in Arlington National Cemetery.
Donald Eller grew up in Petersburg, Virginia, where he attended public schools. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929. Donald had a distinguished Naval career. He commanded the USS Burns during World War II and participated in the invasion of the Gilbert Islands and opertions on the Marshall and Marianias Islands. At the time of his retirement, he had been promoted to Rear Admiral.
Upon his death, Donald's ashes were burried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Later, some ashes were also burried at Pohick Church, next to the body of his first wife.
He was married to Dorothy Elizabeth Wood on 31 May 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland. Dorothy Elizabeth WOOD was born on 2 Mar 1908. She died on 8 May 1985. She was buried in Pohick Church, Fairfax County, Virginia. Dot's Grandfather Kearney worked for the railroad in St. Paul, Minnesota.
ELLER, DONALD TEMPLE
RADM US NAVY
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/28/1906
DATE OF DEATH: 10/30/1994
BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 5755NH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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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