His private memorial in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery reads:
“Born: Boston, Massachusetts, 1896.
Died: Nelson, New Zealand, November 8, 1974.
World War I: St. Mihiel and Meuse Argonne Offensives, GHO, France.
World War II: Naples, Fogia, Arno and Southern France. HQ, Mediterranean Theater.
Office Of The Order of the British Empire, Order of the University of France, Commander of the Nichan Jetirharef of Tunis of the Aztec Eagle of Mexico and of Aedon Calderon of Ecuador.”
His wife, Elizabeth Jenkins Higgins, her private memorial in Section 2 reads:
“Died: Washington, D.C. May 14, 1954.
She was good as she was fair; none on earth above her!
As pure in thought as Angels are.
To know her was to love her.”
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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard