My grandfather, John James Patterson
III was an officer in the United States Navy. He graduated from the United
States Naval Academy in 1918, I believe the only class to do so in three
years because of World War I.
He was stationed in China in the early 1920's.
My grandmother and uncle lived in Chefoo, while I presume he was on board
a ship. The family story was that he was evacuating refugees on the Yellow
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
PATTERSON, JOHN JAMES III
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 09/13/1941
DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/23/1941
BURIED AT: SECTION 8 SITE 5289
Michael R. Patterson
Posted: 1 October 2006