The son of Presley Marion Rixey, Colonel, United States Marine Corps, he was born on 17 November 1904 in Yokahama, Japan, where his Father was stationed at the time.
His father was the nephew of Presley Marion Rixey, Rear Admiral, United States Navy.
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The General's headstone indicates that he served both in World War II and in the Korean War.
First Battalion, Tenth Marines (World War II): Commanding Officer, Lieuenant Colonel Presley M. Rixey.
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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