From a contemporary press report
On Tuesday, May 19, 1998, of Arlington, Virginia, huband of the late Irene Taft; father of Stacy McKenzie; grandfather of Holly, Rebecca and Chris McKenzie; brother of Elizabeth Huyck. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 1997 at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Section 69 Number 1759, Retired 81, interred 27 May 1998. Wife already interred.
Mr. Taft was a retired U.S. Navy enlisted man and was the grand-nephew of President William Howard Taft.
TAFT, WILLIAM M
- YNCS US NAVY
- WORLD WAR II, KOREA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 06/21/1925
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/19/1998
- BURIED AT: SECTION 69 SITE 1759
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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