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Catalog Number 2009.023.002.023
Object Name Article
Scope & Content Fritz Rydberg, cook on the W.T. PRESTON, retired April 7, 1952, after 40 years in the galley of four snagboats. He was presented the Exceptional Civilian Service Award by Co. N.A. Matthias, district engineer. The Army estimated Rydberg saved the government about $25,000 of cost of supplies in his 40 years of duty.

Photo is D.XXV.032

No. 2 of six scrapbooks titled: Snagboat History. Scrapbooks include photographs and newspaper clippings pertaining to the W.T. Preston. They belonged to Dennis Hamburg, son of Norm Hamburg. Norm Hamburg had a 42 year career on the W.T. Preston.
Title Fritz Rydberg retirement
Caption Fritz Rydberg receiving award
Date 1952/04/07
Notes
People MATTHIAS, N.A.
RYDBERG, Fritz
Search Terms W. T. PRESTON
cook
retirement
award
Subjects Maritime - Boat