From a contemporary press report:
Edmond Charles Gonyea, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (retired),
age 57 of Alexandria, Virginia, died on March 17, 2003 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D. C.
Colonel Gonyea was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
He served 26 years in the U.S. Army, as an Infantry Officer in Viet Nam; and also at posts in Germany and the United States. He was a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of the Northeastern University Alumni Association.
Colonel Gonyea is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Gonyea; two children, Marc E. of Arlington and Megan Gonyea of Alexandria.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, April 23 at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel at 10:45 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
GONYEA, EDMOND CHARLES JR
LTC US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/25/1946
DATE OF DEATH: 03/17/2003
BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 7605
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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