John C. Bull,
of the Coast and Geodetic Survey's Atlantic Marine Center in Norfolk,
passed away this morning (September 3, 1968.) His sudden death
was apparently due to a heart attack which occurred at Washington
National Airport as he was preparing to return to Norfolk. Admiral
Bull was a native of South Carolina. He entered the Coast and
Geodetic Survey commissioned corps in 1930 after graduating from
the Citadel. He was transferred to the Army in March 1942 and
returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey in February 1946. For
service in Europe with the artillery during that period he was
awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Croix de Guerre. Admiral Bull
served on ten different Coast and Geodetic Survey ships and commanded
the COWIE, BOWEN, and EXPLORER.
Survivors include Mrs. Bull and a son Dr.
John C. Bull, Jr.
ESSA Corps Bulletin, 9/3/1969