Captain Emmett H. Sheridan,
Coast and Geodetic Survey's District Officer and West Coast Field
at San Francisco since 1964, is retiring on December 1, 1967.
He joined the Coast and Geodetic Survey as a deck office in 1930
following graduation from Santa Clara (California) University,
and served for the next 7 years aboard several Coast and Geodetic
Survey ships on both the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. He then
spent several years on geodetic field parties in the West.
In 1942 Captain Sheridan was transferred by Executive Order
to the U.S. Marine Corps and returned to the Coast and Geodetic
Survey early in 1946. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for
services during the Okinawa campaign in 1945.
Captain Sheridan attended the Armed Forces Staff College in
Norfolk in 1950. He was assigned to the Washington office in
several capacities from 1952 through 1959; he attended the Industrial
College of the Armed Forces in 1957 and 1958. During his nearly
15 years' sea duty, Captain Sheridan commanded the BOWEN, COWIE,
and HYDROGRAPHER. He was Chief of the Coast and Geodetic Survey's
Program Planning Staff prior to going to San Francisco.
Captain and Mrs. Sheridan plan to make their home in Mountain
We regretfully note the death of Captain Emmett H. Sheridan
on November 24, 1968, at his home in Mountain View, California.
Coast and Geodetic Survey District Officer and then West Coast
Field Director at San Francisco from February 1964 until he
retired on December 1,1967, he served on active duty for more
than 37 years.
Captain Sheridan was a graduate of Santa Clara University, and
a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia,
Maryland, and Washington. He was transferred to the Marine Corps
in 1942 and was awarded the Bronze Star for services during
the Okinawa campaign. He served on a number of Coast and Geodetic
Survey ships and commanded the BOWEN, COWIE, and HYDROGRAPHER.
He was also graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College and
the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Among several assignments
at the Coast and Geodetic Survey Headquarters he was chief of
the program planning staff in 1963.
Captain Sheridan leaves Mrs. Sheridan and three sons, Robert,
Phillip, and James. He was buried at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery,
Santa Clara, California on November 29, 1968.
ESSA CORPS BULLETIN, Vol. 2, No. 5, 12/1/1967
ESSA CORPS BULLETIN, 12/2/1969