From a contemporary press report:
Francis Patrick “Pat” Reardon, 73, a retired Navy commander who had been a management consultant at Northern Virginia concerns from the mid-1960s until retiring again in 1996, died of congestive heart failure September 4, 1998 at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
Over the years he had worked for PRC, CACI, the McLachlen Research Corp. and KRW.
Commander Reardon, who lived in McLean, was a South Dakota native and a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He entered the Navy in World War II and was commissioned in 1946. He served aboard ships and held staff and intelligence posts before retiring from active duty in 1965.
During his Navy career, he had served with the U.N. in the Congo and Indonesia and had been an assistant Naval attache in Cairo. His last assignment was at the Pentagon.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Margaret Katherine Reardon of McLean; a son, Tiff, of Lake Ridge; four daughters, Kathleen Robbins of Centreville, Deborah Domick of Annapolis, and Patricia Ohleger and Barbara Thoresen, both of Manassas; a sister, Betty Turner of San Antonio; and 13 grandchildren.
REARDON, FRANCIS P. (Pat) CDR, USN (Ret.)
On Friday, September 4, 1998, of McLean, VA, loving husband of Margaret K. Reardon; father of Pat Ohleger, Debi Demick, Tiff Reardon, Kathy Robbins and Barb Thoresen. Also survived by one sister and 13 grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at the Ft. Myer Memorial Chapel on Monday, September 28, 1998, at 12:45 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society, 801 N. Randolph St., Suite 1228, Arlington, VA 22203-1978 or Fisher House, 24 Stokes Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814-500
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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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