My grandfather, John James Patterson III was an officer in the United States Navy. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1918, I believe the only class to do so in three years because of World War I.He was stationed in China in the early 1920's. My grandmother and uncle lived in Chefoo, while I presume he was on board a ship. The family story was that he was evacuating refugees on the Yellow River.
PATTERSON, JOHN JAMES III
- COMMANDER USN
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/13/1941
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/23/1941
- BURIED AT: SECTION 8 SITE 5289
- RLINGTON 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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