Born in Norway, April 8, 1875, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS North Dakota on September 8, 1910, for “extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the fire aboard that vessel.”
He died on March 3, 1949 and was buried in Section 11 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Chief Machinist's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 8 April 1875, Norway. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 83, 4 October 1910.
On board the U.S.S. North Dakota, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the fire on board that vessel, 8 September 1910.
CMM US NAVY
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/08/1875
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/03/1949
- BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 83-SH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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