I paused beside each granite stone
And fought back my despair
When finding one just marked, “UNKNOWN”
And laid my flowers there.
Unknown? That cannot be.
You had a father, mother too;
A wife whose ears still flow free
Siblings, children who all loved you.
You're called by many names, dear friend,
Courage, Honor, Truth and Duty.
You still live on, you did not end.
Your name is Music, Love, and Beauty.
–Esther B. (Campbell) Gates
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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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