Died at age 77 on Saturday, December 26, 1998, in Ft. Worth, Texas, of Columbia, South Carolina.
Born in Cherry Tree, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Harry L. and Martha C. (Lee) Lehman.
Colonel Lehman, a veteran of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam war, was the recipient of many medals, including the Bronze Star with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster and the Legion of Merit. He retired from the Army in 1969.
Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Margaret Rinaldi Lehman, of Columbia, SC; brother, Harold of Auburn, PA and Carl R. of Davidsville, PA; daughters, Rose Mary Meckley of Ft. Worth, TX and Ellen M. Stafford of Limestone, TN; step-sons, Richard Rinaldi of Aston, PA and James Rinaldi of New Albany, OH; two grandsons; three granddaughters; two step-grandsons; two step-granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. A military service will be held at the Ft. Myers Old Post Chapel, Arlington, VA on Friday, January 8, 1999 at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. The family suggests that contributions be made in his name to a charity of your choice.
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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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