Thomas Corrigan Steinhauser – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report

Thomas C. Steinhauser, 83, a retired Army colonel who after his military career worked as an editor for the Armed Forces Journal military magazine and as an intelligence analyst with the Drug Enforcement Agency, died of pneumonia December 1, 1998 at Belvoir Woods Health Care Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Colonel Steinhauser, a former Alexandria resident, was a native of Philadelphia who entered the Army in 1942. He served in southern France in the final stages of World War II. After the war, he served at various Army installations in Germany, Japan and Vietnam, and he was an intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency in the Pentagon before retiring in 1971.

He was an editor for the Armed Forces Journal from 1971 to 1975 and an intelligence analyst at the DEA for about four years until 1979.

While serving in the Army, he received a bachelor of science degree in history and government from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

His military honors included three awards of the Legion of Merit, three Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Catharine L. Steinhauser of the Fairfax at Fort Belvoir; three children, Eileen Friedman of Alexandria, Mary Ann Rogers of Lorton and Thomas J. Steinhauser of Richmond; and seven grandchildren.


On Tuesday, December 1, 1998, at his home in Ft. Belvoir, VA. Beloved husband of Catherine L. Steinhauser; loving father of Eileen Friedman, Mary Ann Rogers and Thomas J. Steinhauser. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 14 at 9 a.m. at Mount Vernon Chapel at Ft. Belvoir, VA. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery.

Read our general and most popular articles

Leave a Comment