George Vernon Patton
Washington, District of Columbia
Born April 3, 1925
First Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force
Missing in Action – Presumed Dead
Died June 13, 1952 in Korea
First Lieutenant Patton was a member of the 67th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 18 Fighter Bomber Group. He was listed as Missing in Action while participating in aerial support over Korea on June 13, 1952. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. For his leadership and valor, First Lieutenant Patton was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
He is listed on the headstone of his parents, Colonel and Mrs. Maurice V. Patton.
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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