Passaic, New Jersey
Captain, U.S. Army
Service Number O-60416
Killed in Action
Died April 5, 1951 in Korea
Captain Vanderploeg was a member of the 99th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division.
He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on April 5, 1951.
Captain Vanderploeg was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
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- DATE OF BIRTH: 12/15/1921
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/05/1951
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 2085-A-3
ARLINGTON 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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