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Capt. David B. Eldridge Jr.


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Capt. David B. Eldridge Jr., USN (Ret.), 84
ASHBURN, Va. - Capt. David B. Eldridge Jr. died on Aug. 10, 2016, in Rockville, Md. He was born in Milbridge on June 1, 1932. His parents were Marjorie Dwelly and David B. Eldridge Sr.
He graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 1953 and served as a naval aviator for 26 years. He served as commanding officer of the Navy Antarctic Squadron (VXE-6). He received a Master's of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island while completing the senior course at the Naval War College. Capt. Eldridge served in the Pentagon in the Defense Intelligence Agency and OPNAV. After his retirement from the United States Navy, he returned to the Merchant Marines for a second retirement from Bath Iron Works.
Capt. Eldridge is survived by his wife, Micheline Ciampi, of Portland; children, David B. Eldridge III, Marjorie Piorkowski, and Marc Eldridge; and nine grandchildren.
His burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia.

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Aug. 28, 2016
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