28, 1906 - December 21, 1987
Commander Clifton J. Wagner
was born March 28, 1906, in Everett, Virginia. He attended the
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and received a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Civil Engineering in June 1927.
his graduation he was appointed as Deck Officer on June 20,
1927, and was commissioned as an Ensign on March 1, 1929. During
his 18-year career his assignments included the Launch MIKAWE,
Launch WAINWRIGHT, and the Oregon-Washington Shore Party. His
ship assignments included the HYDROGRAPHER, PIONEER, DISCOVERER,
GUIDE, SURVEYOR, EXPLORER, and the LYDONIA. At the time of his
retirement for disability, he was working in the Washington
Commander Wagner was awarded the Atlantic and Pacific War Zone
Ribbons. He was also awarded the Coast and Geodetic Survey Certificate
of Service for service in areas considered to be of immediate
military hazard during World War II.
He is survived
by his spouse, Mollie, and one son, Richard.
NOAA CORPS BULLETIN, 1/1/1988