Patrick J. Kiger is a journalist, blogger and author based in the Washington, D.C., area. He has written for print publications ranging from GQ and Mother Jones to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and wrote the "Is This a Good Idea?" blog for the Science Channel from 2007-2012. His books include "Poplorica: A Popular History of the Fads, Mavericks, Inventions, and Lore that Shaped Modern America," co-authored with Martin J. Smith, which recently was reissued on in a Kindle edition. For more of his work, go to www.patrickjkiger.com.
Nation Nov 11How a WWI soldier was chosen for the first official ‘tomb of the unknown’ at Arlington
Here rests in honored glory, an American soldier known but to God. A haunting inscription found on one of America's most famous tombstones, but the story of how the first official unknown soldier from World War I was selected for…