Born in Pennsylvania, he was killed in action in American's early involvement in Vietnam in June 1963 while flying a medical evacuation helicopter. He was wounded on the flight and died two days later in a hospital.
He is buried in Section 35 of Arlington National Cemetery.
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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