Charles N.G. Hendrix

The Hendrix Oceanography Laboratory Laboratory was named for Captain Charles N.G. (Monk) Hendix, a 1939 graduate , and an all-American lacrosse player. Monk graduated from the Submarine School in 1941, and served in USS S-39, USS STURGEON (SS-187), USS CARP (SS-338), and USS MAPIRO (SS-376), completing 12 war patrols. After the war, he was the first Commanding Officer of USS TIRU (SS-416) (1 Sep 48 to 15 Aug 50) and Commanding Officer of USS Buck (DD-761) (14 Nov 55 to 8 Sep 57). After attending Scripps Institute, he spent much of his remaining career in oceanography, serving as an Advisor to the Deep Submergence Systems Review Group after the sinking of THRESHER (SSN-593). He retired in 1963, and taught oceanography at the Academy from 1965 until 1976. He was awarded two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star, and the Navy C
ommendation Medal. Captain Hendrix died on 16 January 1976 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


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