From a contemporary press report:
Fred W. Frank Jr., 80, a Navy commander and aviator who retired in 1961 from the Bureau of Naval Weapons, died Dec 6, 2000, at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He had a heart ailment.
Commander Frank, who lived in Washington, was born in San Francisco. He attended Porterville Junior College in California and graduated from George Washington University.
Commander Frank served in Cuba and North Africa during World War II. He moved to Washington in 1953.
After his retirement, he worked for Aerospace Industries.
He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Washington and Kenwood Golf and Country Club.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Maria Frank of Washington; a son, Frederick W. Frank of Burma; and a granddaughter.
FRANK, FRED W., JR., Commander, USN (Ret.)
On Wednesday, December 6, 2000 of Washington, DC, beloved husband of Gloria M. Frank, father of Frederic W. Frank (Theresa M. DeMay), U.S. Embassy, Rangoon, Burma; grandfather of Rachel Lynn Frank. Graveside service and interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, December 11 at 10am. Memorial Mass will be offered at Church of the Annunciation, 3910 Massachusetts Ave., NW on Monday, December 11 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers contributions to Little Sisters of the Poor.
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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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