From a contemporary press report:
Jacques Sherman Jr., 86, a native Washingtonian and longtime Army physician who monitored John Glenn's health during the first U.S. manned orbital mission, died June 9, 2003, at a hospital in Miami Beach. He had emphysema.
Dr. Sherman, who grew up on Long Island, New York, spent almost 25 years in the Army before retiring in 1964. He then became an executive at hospitals in New York.
During World War II, he navigated a plane that flew over Normandy on D-Day. Germans shot down the plane. Most of the crew bailed out, but Mr. Sherman stayed inside to help a fellow soldier. He received the Purple Heart.
SHERMAN, JACQUES L JR
- LT COL US ARMY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 10/10/1941 – 08/31/1964
- DATE OF BIRTH: 06/24/1916
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/09/2003
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/28/2003BURIED AT: SECTION 6-KK ROW 21 SITE 4
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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