From a contemporary press report:
F. I. Fenton of Peachtree City, Georgia, died Sunday, October 11, 1998, at the age of 76.
Colonel Fenton was a combat veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. His many decorations included three Legions of Merit, three Bronze Stars, both the Army and Navy Commendation medals and several commendation medals for gallantry from the Republic of Vietnam and the South Korean Governments.
Following his military career, he was the Director of National Cash Register's World Wide Parts Center in Dayton, Ohio and Peachtree City, Georgia. For the past 19 years, he has served as one of the Directors for the Georgia State Golf Association and has been very active as an official in the administration and operations of Georgia Golf.
He is survived by his wife, Eloise R. Fenton; daughters, Michalene Nolan, Atlanta, Patricia Schoolfield, Shreveport, Louisiana; sons, Frank Fenton, Scotts Valley, California, Colonel George Fenton, USMC, Fredericksburg, Virignia and Russell Fenton, Buffalo, New York; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Family will receive friends at CARL J. MOWELL & SON FUNERAL HOME in Peachtree City, Georgia, from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 13, 1998.
Funeral Mass will be said at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City on October 14, 1998. Rev. Fr. James Sexton will serve as celebrant. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the 1st Marine Division Scholarship Fund, 14325 Willard Rd., Chantilly, VA 22021-2110.
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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