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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.


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