Born on November 13, 1929 in New Jersey, he was killed in action in the Republic of Vietnam while serving as Commanding Officer, 101st Airborne Artillery, November 27, 1968.
He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
27 NOV 1968
- WO1 John W. Brinkmeyer [AC]
- LTC Roger J. Bartholomew [CP]
- SP5 Loren D. Martinsen [CE]
- SP4 Ernest L. Barber [G]
- COL Edward B. Vogel
- Thua Thien Province
- HHB/4/77 ARA
- A/C shot down by small arms fire during attack on enemy position North of Da Nang.
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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