Born November 9, 1921
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
Service Number 029724
Killed in Action
Died October 25, 1951 in Korea
Captain Schneider was a decorated veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was the pilot of a F4U-4B Corsair fighter with Marine Fighter Squadron 312, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing.
On October 25, 1951, he was flying his final mission before returning to the United States. As he attacked roads and railway bridges near Yonghung, Korea, his aircraft was struck by enemy 37mm Anti-aircraft fire destroying his right wing. His remains were not recovered.
For his leadership and valor, Captain Schneider was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold Star, the Air Medal with 10 Gold Stars, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
CAPT US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II, KOREA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 11/09/1921
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/25/1951
- BURIED AT: SECTION MF SITE 46-B-2
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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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