From a contemporary press report:
Dwight “Deke” DeCamp of Arlington, Virginia, died of pneumonia in a Naples, Florida, hospital on April 15, 2003. He entered the Navy Air Cadet program at age seventeen and was commissioned an Ensign in 1943.
A highly decorated veteran of 31 years, he received numerous medals and citations for his meritorious services, including the Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, four Air Medals, and four Navy commendations.
Captain DeCamp is a graduate of the George Washington University, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the Naval Post Graduate School.
He was a charter member of the Association of Naval Aviators, the Military Officer's Association, former treasurer of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, a Mason, and a member of Washington Golf and Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Jacklyn; two daughters, Mary Anne Tamm of Ocean City, New Jersey, and Margaret Brown of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and three grandsons, Steven and Timothy Brown and Quinn Tamm.
A celebration of his life will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Arlington, on June 10, at 11 a.m. Inurnment will Full Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery will be at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 2609 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22207.
DECAMP, DWIGHT E
CAPT US NAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 01/31/1944 – 01/31/1974
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/16/1925
DATE OF DEATH: 04/15/2003
DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/10/2003
BURIED AT: SECTION 67 SITE 323
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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