From a contemporary press report:
John Charles Bangert, “Jack”, Commander, USN (Ret), died on Thursday, September 26, 2002, suddenly at his home at the age of 84.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941, Jack served in World War II on the USS SAUFLEY in the South Pacific in 1942 and 1943 and as naval flight instructor in Pensacola, Florida, before assignment to Attack Squadron 2B on the USS MIDWAY in 1945.
A Naval aviator and an engineer, his career included working at the Navy's Surface Effects Ship Program and the Apollo program at NASA.
Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Norma; and children, Eileen Pytel (Plainfield, Illinois), John Charles Bangert (Redwood City, California), Christine Fishkin, Barbara (Cleveland, Ohio), Patricia (Provincetown, Massachusetts), James and Robert Bangert and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving sister, Eileen Morris.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Monday, October 28, 2002, at 10:45 a.m. at Fort Myer (Old Post) Chapel with full military honors. Interment followed at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, Inc., 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.
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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