From a contemporary press report:
Edward McAuley, 76, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who had maintained a home in the Washington area since 1965, died February 23, 2000 at the Crofton Convalescent Center after a series of strokes. He lived in Odenton, Maryland.
Colonel McAuley enlisted in the Army in 1944 and saw infantry service in Europe during World War II.
He was commissioned after the war and served as an engineer in Korea during the Korean War. He later served in Vietnam, where he was a computer operations supervisor.
From the 1960s until he retired from active duty in 1974, he worked in computer and data processing assignments.
He supervised several data processing centers and was stationed at Fort Belvoir when he retired from active duty. After that, he served for a time in the mid-1970s as a computer systems consultant to the shah's military forces in Iran.
Colonel McAuley, who was born in New York, grew up in Ireland. He attended Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and was a 1971 business administration graduate of the University of Maryland.
He had served at Fort Meade as a chapter president of the Military Order of the World Wars. His hobbies included collecting Irish books.
His marriage to Ursula H.K. McAuley ended in divorce.
Survivors include three sons, Patrick, of Herndon, Clyde, of Pittsburgh, and Michael, of Houston; and seven grandchildren.
Lt. Col., U.S. Army Air Corps, (Ret.)
On Wednesday, February 23, 2000, of Odenton, MD, beloved father of Patrick H. McAuley, Oak Hill, VA, Clyde E. McAuley, Pittsburgh, PA, and Mike D. McAuley, Houston, TX; brother of Rose McCaughey, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland; grandfather of seven. Services will be held at Ft. Myer Chapel, Ft. Myer, VA, on Wednesday, March 8, at 8:45 a.m. Interment, with full military honors, Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of choice.
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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard