Full Name: JESSE LYNN KESTLER
Date of Birth: 4/28/1950
Date of Casualty: 11/12/1970
Home of Record: DALLAS TEXAS
Branch of Service: ARMY
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: QUANG NGAI
December 20, 1970: Killed-in-action in Vietnam, he became the central focus in a controversy between his divorced parents, each of whom wanted him to be buried near their homes.
Federal Judge Albert C. Wollenberg finally ruled that following memorial services in both Ontario, California, and Dallas, Texas, (the homes of his parents) he would be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
KESTLER, JESSE L
- PFC USA
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/28/1950
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/12/1970
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/23/1970
- BURIED AT: SECTION 47 SITE 739
- 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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