Killed-in-action on April 25, 1980 in an ill-fated attempt to rescue American hostages held in Iran when two aircraft collided in the desert. He is buried in a common grave with two other crew members, Major Richard Bakke and Major Harold Lewis, United States Air Force, as they were individually unidentiable, in Section 46, Arlington National Cemetery, near the Tomb of the Unknowns.
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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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