Submitted By Charles Ned Whitman, A Proud And Loving Son
My parents were both buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
Stanley J. Whitman (1919-1993) was a retired Captain. During World War II he was a Lieutenant in Company A of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne. He participated in the invasion of Sicily and the Italian campaign. He was wounded twice and also received two Bronze Stars. He also had two battle jumps. (Sicily and Anzio).
The second time he was wounded he met my mother, Helen Meade Whitman (1919-1996), a Second Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. They courted and were married in Naples, Italy October 25,1944.
He was a native of Mooers, New York and joined the army in 1938. She was a native of Van Lear, Kentucky and joined the army in 1942. They had many wonderful stories and many tragic stories of the war years.
They raised three children who continue to hold their memory dear. The love of country and sense of honor that were instilled in us will always be there and passed on through the generations.
Thank you. Sincerely,
Charles Ned Whitman
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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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