Dr. Herman Medwin, Fellow, Silver Medalist in Acoustical Ocean-ography, Gold Medalist, and past President of the Acoustical Society of America, Emeritus Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, and Founder and CEO of Ocean Acoustics Associates in Pebble Beach, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the afternoon of Monday, January 9, 2006 at the Carmel Hills Care Center, Monterey, California. He had suffered a stroke three months earlier. He was 85.Herman (Hank) Medwin was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in April 1920. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he first discovered that he had a special interest in the subject of sound and vibration. Following graduation with a B.S. in Physics in 1941, he worked at Pratt and Whitney’s engine test and inspection group and enrolled, part time, in Smith College to further his education. He was the first male student of Smith College. He joined the United States Army Air...

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