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Cortlandt Mulcaster Taylor, 78, a retired Ari Force Colonel, died in Winchester, Virginia *DATE OF DEATH REQUIRED* . He was the son of the late Curzon Taylor and Elsie Wilmerding Taylor Emmet. Colonel Taylor was born in New York City and also lived in Massachusetts. Colonel Taylor graduated from Groton School, Croton, Massachusetts, followed by Yale University in 1955, with a degree in Mathematics. He served 28 years in the Air Force. During his career he also earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma.
He became a Navigator, amassing 5300 flying hours in transport and reconnaissance aircraft. He was assigned to the strategic ICBM force in Arizona as a Crew Commander prior to tours at Cape Kennedy, Hq Strategic Air Command and the first of three tours in the Pentagon. Subsequent assignments took him to Viet Nam, Hawaii, and back to the Pentagon where he was in charge of current intelligence for the Defense Intelligence Agency. He became the Vice Commander of the Foreign Technology Division in Dayton, Ohio, prior to his final assignment as the Senior Intelligence Analyst for Headquarters Air Force. His decorations included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and numerous awards of the Joint and USAF Meritorious medals.
After his retirement, Col. Taylor joined Delfin Systems, a Fairfax defense contractor where he served both as the Director of C4ISR Programs and as the Deputy to the Senior Vice President. He retired in 2001. He is survived by his son, Andrew Curzon Taylor, daughter-in-law, Bonnie Taylor, of San Antonio, TX; his daughter, Anne Taylor Remley of Winchester, Virginia; and six grandchildren, Alyson Oak Taylor of Lubbock, Texas, Aron Cortlandt Taylor and Austin Paul Taylor of San Antonio, Texas, Luke Taylor Remley of Los Angeles, California, Bryce Richard Remley and Sophia Anne Remley of Winchester, Virginia.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Old Post Chapel with interment to follow in Arlington National Cemetery. The family asks that donations be made in the name of Colonel Taylor to the Alzheimer's Disease Fund, P.O. Box 96673, Washington D.C. 20090-6673.
Local arrangements are being handled by Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, Winchester, Virginia. Please view obituaries and tribute wall at

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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 9, 2013
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