From a contemporary press report:
Edward Albert Routheau, 98, a retired Army Colonel who also was former dean of the old Columbian Preparatory School in Washington, died of respiratory complications April 6, 1999 at Mount Vernon Hospital, Virginia.
Colonel Routheau, a 1920 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, served 33 years in the Army. During World War II, he served as assistant chief of staff in the tactical plans division of U.S. Army Forces Headquarters in the Pacific.
After other assignments, which included professor of military science at Princeton University, he retired from the Army in 1953 and joined the faculty of Columbian Preparatory School as a mathematics instructor. He later became the school's dean and retired in 1973.
He and his wife of 68 years, Josephine McCleary Routheau, lived in Chevy Chase for 37 years before moving to the Fairfax Retirement Community at Fort Belvoir in 1990.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Josephine Arnold of Chevy Chase; two brothers; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
ROUTHEAU, EDWARD ALBERT (Age 98)
Colonel, US Army (Retired)
On Tuesday, April 6, 1999, EDWARD ALBERT ROUTHEAU, beloved husband of Josephine McCleary Routheau; loving father of Josephine Routheau Arnold; grandfather of William Howard Arnold, III, Frances Hamilton Arnold Lange, Edward Van Dyke Arnold, David Campbell Arnold and Thomas Alexander Arnold. He is survived by ten great grandchildren and two brothers. Graveside services and interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 3 p.m. Gather at the Administration Building at 2:45 p.m. the family will receive friends at the Fairfax Community Center, 9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Ft. Belvoir, VA.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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