From a contemporary press report:
Paul Autrey, 82, a retired Army Colonel died at his home in Arlington, Virginia, January 9, 2002 of congestive heart failure.
Colonel Autrey was a native of Alabama where he graduated from Auburn Univeristy. He joined the Army in 1942. During World War II he served in the Aleutin Islands and Italy as an Artillery Officer. His military assignments after the war included duty in West Germany, Korea, and Hawaii. His last assignment was with the Computer Systems Command in both Germany and Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.
He retired in 1972 and resided in Arlington. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; daughters, Cynthia Freeman of Yorktown, Virginia, and Marilyn Courie of Arlington, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, January 18 at Walker Chapel United Methodist Church, 4102 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Arlington National Cemetery, with military honors.
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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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