From a contemporary press report
Robert L. Morris, 85, a retired Army colonel and banker, died of kidney failure March 24, 2001, at Arlington Hospital. He lived in College Park, Maryland.
Colonel Morris was a native of New York and a graduate of Columbia University. He began his 22-year military career during World War II, when he fought in New Guinea and the Philippines.
His postwar assignments included stints as a line and staff officer in Germany and Okinawa. He was posted to Washington in 1960 as branch chief in the office of the Army adjutant general.
After he retired, he worked in College Park as a loan officer at University National Bank and as vice president of the Bank of Maryland. He was also a financial adviser.
He was a member of the Retired Officers Association.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Gloria R. Morris of College Park; a son, John R. Morris of Arlington; and a brother.
MORRIS, ROBERT L.
On March 24, 2001, ROBERT L. MORRIS of College Park, MD, beloved husband of Gloria R. Morris; father of John R. Morris of Arlington, VA and brother of Edward M. Morris of New York City. Graveside service on Monday, April 2 at 8:30 a.m. at 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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