Born at Washington, D. C. on April 2, 1878, he earned the Medal of Honor on September 8, 1910 while serving aboard the USS North Dakota.
He died on September 7, 1926 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemtery.
His wife, Mary C. Lipscomb (1879-1965), is buried with him.
Rank and organization: Watertender, U.S. Navy. Born: 2 April 1878, Washington, D.C. Accredited to: Washington, D.C. G.O. No.: 83, 4 October 1910.
On board the U.S.S. North Dakota, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his
profession during the fire on board that vessel, 8 September 1910.
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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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