HILGARD lost its Boatswain Mate, Odell
Hudgins, when he retired this year on his birthday,
January 31, after over 30 years of service. Born and educated
in Virginia, he began duty in the Coast Survey as a seaman on
the Ship BACHE in 1921. During his many years of vessel employment,
he was also assigned on the Ships RANGER, ELSIE III, OCEANOGRAPHER,
Throughout his service, Odell demonstrated dependability and
competence in all of his assignments, willingly giving in time
of need or emergency. He and Mrs. Hudgins make their home at
Susan, Mathews County, Virginia.
In: Personnnel Panorama, June 1957. P. 3.