Frederick A. Tetor III

Archaeology Volunteer


Office: 843-744-2974

Cell: 843-270-3316

B.A. Degree in Public Administration

Fred served 8 years in the U.S. Navy and is a Vietnam Veteran. After his military service he worked for the Town of Mount Pleasant in both the police and fire departments. In December 2000 Fred became a volunteer tour guide on the weekends at the Hunley Lab. Following his retirement in 2002, he started working with the archaeological team under the direction of Maria Jacobsen, the project’s senior archaeologist. Fred has worked on almost all stages of the project, including excavation, data collection, inventory of artifacts and samples and research. He participated in the submarines recent rotation and continues to update the projects database and archives as well as on other projects as assigned.

Research interest:
His interests lie in the period of the "War Between the States" and how it relates to the H.L. Hunley submarine and its crew.

Fred had several papers published in fire department trade publications such as Fire Engineering, Fire Chief, Fire House and others.

Professional society activity:
Lifetime member of the Fire Chief's Association of South Carolina and the Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Association of Fire Chiefs

Honors and awards:
Fred received recognition as a leader in the fire service, passing legislation in South Carolina establishing Firefighter Standards and leading the Mount Pleasant Fire Department to become the first fire department in South Carolina and the fifty third in the world to achieve International Accreditation through the International Association of Fire Chiefs

Additional Information:
Fred and his wife Patricia live in Mount Pleasant. They have three children and eight grandchildren. They enjoy traveling throughout the southern states and outdoor activities of fishing and camping. Fred hopes to remain with the project to the final stages when the H.L. Hunley is secure in its museum.: