His private memorial in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery reads:
“In memory of my beloved husband.
Born February 26, 1937, and gave his life in the service of his country, October 11, 1959.
444th Fighter Intercepter Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina.”
His stone has a fighter jet and aviator's wings engraved into the stone.
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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard