A member of the Third Infantry (“The Old Guard”), he was assigned to command the Army Honor Guards at the White House, the Capitol and at Arlington National Cemetery during the ceremonies surrounding the funeral of President John F. Kennedy in late November 1963, and the Caisson Detachment during the funeral itself.
He died on December 3, 1963 at home while dining with his family, at the age of 27.
GROVES, MICHAEL D
- CAPT HQ 1ST BG 3RD INF THE OLD GUARD FT MYER ARL VA USA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/19/1936
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/03/1963
- BURIED AT: SECTION 30 SITE 897-LH
- 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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard