The Naval History & Heritage Command won’t be the same anymore after today’s retirement of photo curator extraordinaire, Ed Finney. Ed started out at the-then Naval Historical Center as a GS-4 clerk typist over 20 years ago. RUMINT has it the number of words per minute he could type is still classified.
Ed is a third generation U.S. Naval Academy graduate (Class of 1967). His grandfather was Class of 1902 and his father was class of 1937 .
He has helped countless of researchers over the years with their inquiries. When asked by Naval History Blog about some of the more bizarre requests he had received over the years, he said requests for satellite imagery of the August 1942 invasion of Guadalcanal and a bizarre phone call in which the caller asked, “What time is it where you are?”
Ed will be missed at the NHHC but hopefully he will be back to visit us.