Dr. George Hill Hodel Documentation as “Camp Surgeon” at CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) (1936-1937) in New Mexico Just Two Years Before Hiring on with the L.A. County Health Department

October 26, 2023
Birch Bay, Washington
For those that claim George Hodel never held a job as a surgeon in his doctoring years prior to joining the Los Angeles Health Department.ย  Here is a copy of Dr. George Hodel’s 1942 Public Health Service application which documents his service as the sole surgeon at a Arizona logging camp in 1936 and 1937, just two years before hiring on with L.A. County Health Department in 1939.
GHH applied for Public Health Service 3/10/42

Application per date stamp received April 14, 1942
which included on his resume under No. 12 “Statement of positions held” the following: “Camp Surgeon, CCC, New Mexico, Dec. 1936- June 1937.

Approved by the President of the United States and appointed PA Surgeon (R)ย  U.S. Public Health Service



President Roosevelt’s CCC as defied in Wikipedia:



  1. Luigi Warren on October 26, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    Steve: Do you have any clarity on why the resume says the CCC camp was in New Mexico when I thought it was established it was in Prescott, AZ? Did he work at two different camps? -LW

  2. Steve Hodel on October 26, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    I’m really not sure. My impression was it was in Cochise AZ near Bisbee. Tamar claimed to have visited him in Bisbee with her mother, but based on the years she would only have been one or two years old, so she could not have had her own memory of the visit. Just not sure where exactly the CCC camp was located? Best evidence establishes it was in New Mexico based on the application, but as you say, he could have traveled to several camps?

  3. Yolie ๐Ÿ’Ž on October 28, 2023 at 10:12 am

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