(a) Recommendations of Secretary of Defense for memorials and entombments:
The Secretary of Defense or his designee may send to Congress in January of each year, his recommendations with respect to the memorials to be erected, and the remains of deceased members of the Armed Forces to be entombed, in the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
(b) Specific authorization from Congress:
No memorial may be erected and no remains may be entombed in such amphitheater unless specifically authorized by Congress.
(c) Character of memorials:
The character, design, or location of any memorial authorized by Congress is subject to the approval of the Secretary of Defense or his designee.
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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