Born in Belfast, Ireland, on April 13, 1870, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS Petrel on March 31, 1901.
He died on January 5, 1936 and was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 13 April 1870, Bellfast, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 85, 22 March 1902.
On board the U.S.S. Petrel for heroism and gallantry, fearlessly exposing his own life to danger in saving others on the occasion of the flre on board that vessel, 31 March 1901.
- CHIEF GUNNERS MATE USN
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/05/1935
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 8667
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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