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CURTIS McDONALD TOWNSEND - (1856-1941) - Born Brooklyn.
Graduated at West Point 1879. Various river and harbor
assignments on inprovements. Chief Engineer of
Philippine Division. Commanded 12th Engineers serving
with 3rd British Arm; later Purchasing Agent for A.E.F.
President of Mississippi River Commission and Division
Engineer of Western Division. Awarded French Legion of
Honor. Retired 1920. Reassigned duty in 1924. In charge
of improvements at mouth of Mississippi River and
Division Engineer of Southwest division. Retired 1926.