From a contemporary press report
Theo “Ted” Lawrence Powell died Monday, July 31, 2000 in Killeen, Texas.He was born Feb. 1, 1918 in East Liverpool, Ohio.
For 20 years, Powell served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He retired in 1958 as a Chief Warrant Officer Four. His first assignment was at Fort Clayton, Panama. During World War II, he served in the campaigns of North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Later, he served in Germany.
Powell served another 20 years with the Army and Air Force Contract Management Offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Philadelphia. In 1979, he retired to Salt Lake City, where he joined the American Red Cross and served as western regional director of Volunteers for Disaster Services.
The family lived in Carlisle from 1981 to 1996.
Surviving are his wife, Valerie; a son, Richard of Killeen, Texas; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen, Texas, with the Rev. Raphael Clancy officiating. Burial will be in ArlingtonNationalCemetery, Washington, D.C. Memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, Disaster Services, P.O. Box 3836, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110.
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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