From a contemporary press report:
Frederic P. Procissi, 81, of Elk Rapids City since 1975, moving from Traverse City, died Friday (June 2, 2001) at home. He was born on June 27, 1919, in Hubbel, Michigan, the son of Pascal and Katherine (Miller) Procissi. In 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, he married the former Margaret Hummel.
Frederic served in the United States Army for 23 years, retiring in 1964 as a Major.
He served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.
He was a member of the Alden Woodworking Club; very active in the Us Too Cancer Support Group.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Procissi of Elk Rapids; three sons, Mark (Mary) Procissi of Bethleham, Connecticut, Paul Procissi of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Stephen Procissi of Boston, Massachusetts; one sister, Alice (Gordon) Farrish of Detroit; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joseph.
No services are planned at this time. Burial will be in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
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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