From a contemporary press account:
ACKERMAN, DR. LEONARD (Age 69) died on May 27, 2000, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, husband of Sally Ann Goldburg Ackerman. From 1967 until his retirement from the Federal Government in 1979, he was the Professor of Behavorial Science and Director of Student and Faculty Research at The Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University.
Dr. Ackerman was Professor Emeritus of Administrative Science at the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He had held a number of positions in the training and development field and had been a guest speaker, panelist and seminar leader for a number of organizations.
Dr. Ackerman had received a number of awards from the Federal government, including the Department of the Army Decoration for Meritorious Civilian Service. He served active military duty with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army, and retired from the Army Reserves with the rank of Major. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 11, 2000 at 3 p.m. at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, with Rabbi Jay B. Goldberg officiating. Interment will follow at 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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