(a) The Secretary of the Army may set aside, when available, a suitable area or areas in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, to honor the memory of members of the Armed Forces and veterans –
- (1) who are missing in action;
- (2) whose remains have not been recovered or identified;
- (3) whose remains were buried at sea, whether by the member's or veteran's own choice or otherwise;
- (4) whose remains were donated to science; or
- (5) whose remains were cremated and whose ashes were scattered without interment of any portion of the ashes.
(b) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Army, appropriate memorials or markers may be erected in Arlington National Cemetery to honor the memory of those individuals, or group of individuals, referred to in subsection (a) of this section.
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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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