Julius Curtis Townsend
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
at Athens, Georgia, February 22, 1881, he graduated from the United States
Naval Academy in 1902 and was commissioned an Ensign in 1904.
He thereafter advanced through the grades to Rear Admiral, 1936. He served as Commander, USN Aviation Base, Aghada, County Cork, Ireland in World War I; was commander, Cruisers Battle Forces, U.S. Fleet, in 1936.
He was a recipient of both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.
He died on December 28, 1939 and was buried
in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Martha Blanche Caither
Townsend (1881-1976), is buried with him.
TOWNSEND, JULIUS CURTIS
Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Born: 22 February 1881, Athens, Missouri. Entered service at: Athens, Missouri. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.
For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement
of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Lt.
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