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Rollo Curtin Ditto
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Biography & Gravesite Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2007

Rollo Curtin Ditto (1886-1947)

Born on September 27, 1886 in Mercersberg, Pennsylvania.

Enlisted service in the Coast Artillery Corps 1907-1909. Commissioned in the Infantry in 1909. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at South Dakota College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts 1914-1915.

Served with the 7th Infantry, AEF in the Aisne-Marne, Marne, St, Mihiel and Muese-Argonne offensives and wounded on July 23, 1918.

Instructor at the Infantry School in 1921. Graduated from the Command and General Staff School in 1923. Graduated from the Army War College in 1927.

Brigadier General in September 1941. Duty at the Huntsville Arsenal August 1941-May 1943. Assistant Chief of the Chemical Warfare Service for Material 1943-1946.

Retired in April 1946. Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, two Silver Stars and the Purple Heart. 

Died on January 7, 1947.



RC Ditto Gravesite PHOTO

DITTO, ROLLO CURTIN
BRIG GEN USARMY RETIRED WWI WWII
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/27/1886
DATE OF DEATH: 01/07/1947
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 3169
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DITTO, RUTH M WIDOW OF ROLLO C
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/29/1889
DATE OF DEATH: 10/14/1966
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 3169SS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 5 August 2007
Distinguished Service Medal
 

Silver Star Medal - 2 awards
 
 

Purple Heart Medal