The Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action flag and bearer guards the repatriated remains of 17 Air Force crewmembers aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft shot down by MiGs over Soviet Armenia Sept. 2, 1958. The remains of 17 U.S. Airmen shot down during the Cold War were interred as a group in Arlington National Cemetery Sept. 2, 1998. With this group identification of 17 men, 18 Americans have been identified from Cold War losses, and 123 are still unaccounted-for.
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.