William H. Shearman served in World War I as First Lieutenant, 17th Aero Squadron. He was killed in action in France on 14 August 1918. He was subsequently returned home to the Untied States and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
14 August 1918: Lieutenant William H. Shearman killed in combat. Two Fokker biplanes confirmed by Royal Air Force Communiqué. No. 20, 14 August 1918.
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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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