Dennis K. Hodsdon ’60

Dennis K. Hodsdon ’60 died November 1, 2011, at home in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He was born on October 17, 1938, in Yarmouth, and prepared for college at North Yarmouth Academy. He received his commission through the Army ROTC at Bowdoin, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He received his master’s degree in math at the University of Maine in 1962 and a master of engineering in operations research/computer science at the University of Florida in 1971. He served in the Army for more than 26 years, with tours in Hawaii, West Germany, Vietnam, Berlin, MacDill Air Force base in Florida, Anacostia Naval Station in Washington, D.C., Fort Holabird in Maryland, and Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. He was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star, Republic of Vietnam Honor Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. After retiring in 1989 with the rank of colonel, he worked as a defense contractor for several companies. In 2000, after working to win a five-year, $246-million grant for Management and Engineering Technologies Inc., he was hired as mission support director. A member of the American Birding Association, bird watching was his passion, with nearly 800 birds on his list. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judith Lamb Hodsdon; two sons, Jim and Mike Hodsdon; and a sister,Martha L. Despeaux.