The son of the famed explorer, he was born on February 12, 1920.News report:
“Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., the son of the famed Arctic explorer, who was found dead on October 3, 1988 in a Baltimore warehouse, died of malnutrition and dehydration to which Alzheimer's disease contributed, Maryland's Medical Examiner has announced.
Byrd, 68, who had been missing for three weeks after boarding a train in Boston for a trip to Washington, D.C., apparently got off the train in Baltimore and began wandering, according to the Medical Examiner.”
Byrd served in the United States Navy in World War II. He is buried next to his parents in Section 2 of 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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard