Mortimer King Karten, age 89, of New York City, died on February 6, 2005 after a long illness at Beth Israel Hospital/ Jacob Perlow Hospice in Manhattan.A decorated officer in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, commended for his resourcefulness, courage and concern for the men he commanded in the Pacific Theater, he received the Silver Star, Oakleaf Cluster and Purple Heart for his conduct in battle.
Born in New York City, he was educated at Townsend Harris and New York University, and in 1939 he received a law degree from NYU Law School.
After WWII, he became a partner in the firm of Superior Dyed Furs and ran the company until his retirement in 1996.
He was the beloved husband of Florence and devoted father of daughter Terry and son Bruce, who will miss him greatly. His loving nature, generosity, and unusually keen mind inspired friends and family and insure that he will not be forgotten by those whose lives he touched.
He will be interred with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
KARTEN, MORTIMER K
- MAJ US ARMY
- DATE OF BIRTH: 12/18/1915
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/06/2005
- BURIED AT: SECTION 8-AA ROW 33 SITE 1ARLINGTON 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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