Retired Navy Capt. Edgar V. Mohl, 65, and oceanographer and intelligence officer who was a veteran of World War II, died Saturday at the Bethesda Naval Hospital after a stroke.
Capt. Mohl served aboard minesweepers in the South Pacific during World War II. Following the war, he made a trip to the North Pole as an oceanographer and then during the mid-1950s took part in Operation Deep-Freeze, a Navy Antartic expedition.
He saw extensive duty at the Naval Oceanographic Office at Suitland, served with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington from 1960 to 1962, then spent two years on the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before retiring from active duty in 1964.
Capt. Mohl was a native of New York City. He was a graduate of the City College of New York, where he also earned a master's degree in civil engineering. He also earned a master's degree in oceanography at the University of California.
He spent more than 20 years in the navy, joining as an enlisted man before World War II and receiving a commission during the war. Since leaving the Navy, he had been an engineer with the Maryland state Department of Natural Resources.
He has been a resident of Camp Springs for the past 26 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, and son, John, both of Camp Springs.