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March 28, 1906 - December 21, 1987

Lieutenant 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.

Following 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 Office.

Lieutenant 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.


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