Rank: Chief Aviation Ordnanceman. Place of birth: Hardwick, Georgia, 23 April 1925.
He died on 23 February 1963 while on active duty. His most significant duty assignment was with Patrol Squadron 23, Air Development Squadron One, Key West, Florida, and Airborne Early WEarning Squadron Four (VW-4)
(also known as the Hurricane Hunters.
His military decorations included, World War Two Victory Medal Good Conduct Medal, American Area Campaign Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and the Navy Occupation Service Medal.
CHURCHWELL, WILLIAM C JR
- AOC USN
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/23/1925
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/24/1963
- BURIED AT: SECTION 51 SITE 2514
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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