The son of Admiral Edward Orrick McDonnell, he was killed in action while serving with the Army Air Corps in World War II.
He is buried in his father's gravesite in Section 2 of 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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