Frank Casper Fechteler, the son of Augustus Francis Fechteler, was born 8 July 1897 in San Rafael, California, and was a member of the Naval Academy class of 1918, ordered to duty in 1917. He served in USS Paducah through World War I, and after the war was trained as an aviator. His last duty was in USS Langley (CV-1).
While preparing to compete in the Pulitzer Trophy Race of 1922, Lieutenant Fechteler was killed in an airplane crash near Detroit 18 September 1922.
The rest of his family are all buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery, and he is buried in Section 1. He was born on July 8, 1897 and died on September 1, 1922. His private memorial in Section 1 reads: “Killed in aeroplane accident.”
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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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