Mortimer Harvie Jordan was born at Birmingham, Alabama, on 15 November 1881. During World War I, he served as Captain, Headquarters Company, 167th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division, American Expeditionary Force. He was killed-in-action at Sergy, France (near the Ourco River), on 31 July 1918.
Captain Mortimer Harvie Jordan. Captain Jordan, a war hero, lost his life in World War I. He was a soldier, officer and physician. As commanding officer of Company K, 16th infantry, 42nd “Rainbow Division”, he was mortally wounded while leading his sector in battle. He died of his wounds in 1918 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
JORDAN, MORTIMER H
- CAPT HQ CO 167TH INF
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/31/1918
- BURIED AT: SECTION S-S SITE 4288
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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