Captain Fred A. Riddell, who retired
in 1961, died in Fort Collins, Colorado, on February 3, 1969.
He was a native of Fort Collins and joined the Coast and Geodetic
Survey in 1928 following his graduation from Colorado A&M College
(now Colorado State University.) He served on a number of ships
and field parties, except for about 3 years at Coast and Geodetic
Survey's headquarters, until 1942 when he was transferred to the
Navy. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for service
in the Pacific.
After he returned to the Survey in 1946, Captain Riddell was
in charge of several field parties, and the Portland, Oregon
Photogrammetric Office. He was in Central America with the Inter-American
Geodetic Survey in 1955. He was appointed Kansas City District
Officer in February 1958, and remained there until he retired
3 years later.
ESSA CORPS BULLETIN, 3/1/1969