John V. Powell was born on 14 July 1947 in Jackson Heights, New York. Folloiwng graduatuion from high school he attended St. Leo's on a baseball scholarship. Before entering the United States Army he played minor league baseball.
John trained in the Army as an aviator and was assigned to the Republic of Vietnam during the war there. While serving in Vietnam, Captain Powell was awarded the following medals: the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal With 15 Oak Leaf Clusters the Bronze Star Medal With Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal the Army Aviator Badge, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal.
After leaving the Army, John worked in various sales positions with Airborne Express, Liberty Mutual and Transaero Corporation.
John Died at Cocoa Beach, Florida, on 14 January 2001 and was inurned with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium, Section R, Stack 1,
Niche 3, Court 6.
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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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