June 1938

Colonel "Put" Gets His Star

Volume 22, Issue 2

From the bayous of Louisiana in 1897 went a chubby serious boy to the shores of Lake Cayuga to receive his education in engineering, for Cornell had the reputation of turning out good engineers; however, this call was not sufficiently adventuresome; so in 1904 he became a "soldier and sailor too." Time ticked away thirty-four years before he reached the goal of his professional ambition-Paymaster General of the Corps.

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