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Herman Odessey, Executive Officer of the Ship PIONEER, died suddenly in Oakland, California, onherman odessey February 5, 1940. Born in Brooklyn, New York, August 10, 1898, Lieutenant Odessey entered the service on August 3, 1917, after graduation from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Parkinson Odessey, of Norfolk, Virginia, and two daughters.

His service in the Coast and Geodetic Survey included 6 years in the Division of Geodesy, and assignments as Executive Officer on the Ships DISCOVERER, GUIDE, OCEANOGRAPHER, and PIONEER, and from 1932 to 1937 as Commanding Officer of the Motor Vessel GILBERT. A capable and conscientious officer, enjoying the highest confidence of his superior officer, his death will cause a distinct loss in the field personnel of the Bureau.

C&GS BULLETIN, 2/29/1940

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