Robert Cushing Dennison – Colonel, United States Army

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Robert Cushing Dennison, 77, an Army colonel who retired in 1969 as chief of the war plans division in the office of the deputy chief of staff for logistics, died of cancer January 10, 1998 at Fairfax Hospital, Gairfax, Virginia.

Colonel Dennison, who lived in Falls Church, was born in Somerville, Massachusetts. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Colby College and joined the Army in 1942. During World War II, he served in England, France and Germany.

During his military career he graduated from Harvard Business School, the Command and General Staff School and the Army War College. His overseas assignments included duty in Vietnam, Laos, South Korea and Japan. He had lived in the Washington area since 1965.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Gladys Hong Dennison of Falls Church; a daughter, Carol Ann Dennison of Arlington; and a sister.

Colonel Dennison was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on January 21, 1998 with full military honors.

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