Redgate, Sheridan C.

Sheridan C. Redgate U.S. Navy WWII
Sheridan C. Redgate U.S. Navy WWII

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Date of Birth: 10/4/1918
Died On: 1/22/1994 Last Residence: 33827 Babson Park, Polk, Florida
Street Address: Railroad Ave
Service Number: 88091
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy-WWII

Veteran Code: MM-15

BIOGRAPHY Extended Information
Sheridan C. Redgate was born in New York in 1918. In Rye his family lived on Railroad Ave and were members of the Presbyterian Church. Sheridan was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1936. He enlisted in U.S. Navy during World War II.

Sheridan C. Redgate

Sheridan C. Redgate was born in New York on October 4th, 1918. In Rye his family consisted of his father Otto, his mother Caroline, his younger brothers Robert and Jack. Sheridan’s father had a high school education, and worked as a superintendent of Grounds at the Osborn Memorial Home in Rye. Sheridan’s mother had an 8th grade education, and was a homemaker.

Sheridan was an honored member of the Rye High School class of 1936. In high school Sheridan was extraordinarily smart, and was a member of the National Honors Society. He was a part of distinguished group of students who finished in the top 1/3 of his class.

In 1940, Sheridan joined the U.S. Navy and served throughout World War II as a MMC "Machinist's Mate, Chief" . According to the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), the job of a Machinist's Mate is to "operate, maintain, and repair (organizational and intermediate level) ship propulsion machinery, auxiliary equipment, and outside machinery, such as: steering engine, hoisting machinery, food preparation equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, windlasses, elevators, and laundry equipment.

Operate and maintain (organizational and Intermediate level) marine boilers, pumps, forced draft blowers, and heat exchangers; perform tests, transfers, and inventory of lubricating oils, fuels, and water. Maintain records and reports, and may perform duties in the generation and stowage of industrial gases." Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Advanced technical and operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.

Following the war Sheridan worked many years for the Lake Wales Utility Co, and retired as general manager. Sheridan passed away on January 22nd, 1994, at the age of 75.

Austin Harvey
RHS 2021
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