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Commander John C. Tribble, Jr.,
retired January 31, 1955, from active duty after more than 25 years of service in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.

Commander Tribble is a native of Marks, Mississippi, and received his education at the University of Mississippi, graduating in June 1929 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He entered on duty in this Bureau July 6, 1929, where he has served until the date of his retirement.

During his long career he has served aboard the Ships DERICKSON, SURVEYOR, PATHFINDER, HYDROGRAPHER, PARKER, and as Commanding Officer of the HILGARD engaged on the hydrographic surveys along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific Coasts of the United States, and in Alaska.

During World War II, Commander Tribble served in the United States Navy.

THE BUZZARD, 2/11/1955

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