From a contemporary press report:
John Stephen Sullivan Jr., 83, an Army Colonel who capped a 30-year military career in 1974 as Secretary of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair, died of heart disease April 18, 2004, at Virginia Medical Center-Arlington, Virginia.
Colonel Sullivan, a Washington area resident since 1963, was born in the District. A son of an Army officer, he grew up in various places, including the Panama Canal Zone.
He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1944 and served in Germany with the 69th Infantry Division during World War II. He received two Silver Stars during the war.
His postwar assignments took him to Korea, Japan, France and Germany, where he was a commander of the 50th Armored Rifle Battalion.
He was past president of the Peyton Society of Virginia and a member of the Washington Golf and Country Club and the Rotary Club of Arlington. He was a former member of the vestry of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Arlington.
He also was a regular visitor to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where he kept a second home.
His wife, Annette Crawford Burgard, died in 1992 after 43 years of marriage.
Survivors include four children, John Sullivan of Coral Gables, Florida, Annette Race of Arlington, Sarah Boyd of Cumming, Georgia, and William Sullivan of North Andover, Massachusetts; a sister; and 12 grandchildren.
SULLIVAN, JOHN STEPHEN, JR.
On Sunday, April 18, 2004, JOHN STEPHEN SULLIVAN JR. of Arlington, VA, beloved husband of the late Annette Sullivan; devoted father of John Sullivan III, Annette Race, Sarah Boyd and William Sullivan; loving brother of Eleanor Lewis. Also survived by 12 grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, May 6, 2004, 5 p.m., at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcum Lane, Arlington, VA 22207. Expressions of sympathy in Mr. Sullivan's name, may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
- SULLIVAN, JOHN STEPHEN JR
- COL US ARMY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 08/01/1940 – 08/01/1974
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/29/1921
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/18/2004
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/07/2004
- BURIED AT: SECTION 30 SITE 150-LH
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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