He wrote the book “Arlington: Monument to Heroes,” published by Pentice-Hall in 1965. The book jacket reads:
“Colonel John V. Hinkel, USAR, Retired, is a Washington, D.C. public relations counselor and a veteran newspaperman, with an extensive military career and a reputation as a lecturer on Arlington National Cemetery as well as other historical subjects. A lecturer on public relations at George Washington University since 1951, he is author of many newspaper and magazine articles on historical and military subjects. He was President of the Society of Natives of the District of Columbia and active in the Columbia Historical Society.”
He was born on November 28, 1906 and died on November 20, 1986. He is buried in Section 7-A of Arlington National Cemetery, adjacent to the Memorial Amphitheater.
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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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