From a contemporary press account:
James R. Mundy, 84, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and former civilian equal employment opportunity official, died of lung cancer September 7, 1998 at Walter Reed Army Hospital. He lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
He served in the Army from 1943 to 1966. He then worked for the Agency for International Development before transfering to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1969. He retired in 1985 from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where he worked in equal opportunity matters and did liaison work with high schools and universities around the country.
Colonel Mundy, who had lived in the Washington area for more than 40 years, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Iowa State University and received a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University.
He was commissioned in the field artillery, and his Army career included tours with the 92nd Infantry Division in the Mediterranean theater during World War II, and with the 3rd Infantry Division in Korea during the war there. His last assignment was with First Army headquarters at Fort Meade.
Colonel Mundy's military decorations included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Lucretia, of Silver Spring; two sons, James Jr., of Boston, and Michael, of Silver Spring; a daughter, Lisa Mundy of Dusseldorf, Germany; and a granddaughter.
MUNDY, JAMES RILEY, LTC, USA (Ret.)
On September 7, 1998 of Silver Spring, MD, beloved husband of Lucretia M. Mundy; father of Lisa R., James R., Jr. and Michael E. Mundy; grandfather of Shante Mundy; son-in-law of Fannie Smith. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 23 at 1 p.m. at The Memorial Chapel at Ft. Myer with interment in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
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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