Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) George A. Carleton III, 91, 3323 Bermuda Village, died March 21, 2002, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
He was born in Savannah, Georgia.
He graduated from New York Military Academy, from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, with a civil-engineering degree, and from the Engineer Officers Candidate School. Retiring in 1962 with more than 20 years of active duty, he served in Germany and the Philippines during World War II, and Korea during the Korean War. He received six service medals. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Before moving to Bermuda Village, he lived for more than 30 years in Anderson, South Carolina, where he was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and served as a member of the vestry and as junior warden. Past president of the Piedmont Area Retired Officers Association and Anderson County Historical Society, he was also a member of Kiwanis.
Surviving are his wife of more than 59 years, Alice Smith Carleton; a daughter, Ann Carleton Gregory of Greensboro; three grandchildren; Beth Gregory Just and James Carleton Gregory of Atlanta, Georgia, and Gail Gregory Frank of Greensboro; and three great-grandchildren, twin girls Mary Ellen and Madelyn Ann Frank and Gregory Christopher Just.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bermuda Village Chapel Fund; or to a hospice of the donor's choice.
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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