From a contemporary press report:
John David Eberhart Sr., 67, a retired Army command sergeant major and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, died of cancer November 21, 1999 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Mr. Eberhart served 20 years in the Army, mainly in helicopter units as a crew member. He was serving at an Army post in Germany when he retired from active military duty in 1970 and moved to Washington, where he began a civil service career with the Army Reserve Board of Corrections as a liaison and action officer.
An Alexandria resident, he was born in Nutley, New Jersey, and raised in Craig, Colorado. He entered the Army in 1950 and served with occupation forces in Korea and in Vietnam during the war there. His military honors included the Bronze Star and Distinguished Flying Cross.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Hannelore Eberhart of Alexandria and Ocean City, Md.; two children, John D. Eberhart Jr. of Potomac Falls, Va., and Harry E. Eberhart of Tampa; and a grandson.
EBERHART, JOHN D., SR., CSM, USA (Ret.)
On Sunday, November 21, 1999, CSM JOHN D. EBERHART, USA (Ret.) of Alexandria, VA. Beloved husband of Hannelore E. Rath Eberhart; beloved father of John D. Eberhart, Jr. and Harry E. Eberhart; grandfather of David T. Eberhart. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 2, at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial cntributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 124 Park St., SE, Vienna, VA 22183.
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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