Thank you so for the information regarding my cousin Roy Lynden Malcolm.
He died when I was four years old. I had never met him. My mother kept her grief to herself, but over time I've come to know how loved Roy Lynden was.
He and his cousin Mary Louise were the first of 11 grandchildren to my great-grandparents. The two of them were doted upon for four or five years until a third and fourth grandchild came along.
He was a very bright, precocious young man and older brother of two siblings. He and his father were unabashed pranksters. By 16 he was off exploring archeological digs in Mexico.
At Harvard University he studied German, French, and Spanish, received his naval commission, and by 23 years of age was beginning a PhD in Anthropology.
He went into Naval Intelligence-Government Services and traveled the world in that capacity. He did marry, but life and love were cut short by his death (1957) at the age of 43. His father would die two years later.
For the next 21 years, his mother wore black at every occasion … Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas. A great pall fell upon that family.
One sibling would remain subdued, another moved away, married, and found joy again in life. Now, all are deceased.
Other cousins and I piece together family ties and stories. I appreciate your information regarding Roy Lynden … he was so full of life, I thought I'd share him with you.
Thank you, Diane Dixon
MALCOLM, ROY LYNDEN
- LT CDR USNR
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/23/1913
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/06/1957
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 193-E
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.
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