Born at Tuskagee, Alabama, November 14, 1890, he was a student at Alabama Ply Institute in 1911 and graduated from West Point in 1915. He was commissioned a Second Liutenant, Infantry, June 1915, and advanced through the grades to Major General in 1943.
He served in the Mexican Border Campaign, 1916-17, with the American Expeditionary Forces in France in World War I, 1918-19, and in Asia in World War II as Chief of Staff of China, Burma and India Theater of Operations. He received the Distinguished Service Medal for his long service to the nation.
He died in 1980 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Charlotte Frances Jadwin Hearn (1894-1979), who he married on December 17, 1917, is buried with him.
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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