Ret. Cmdr. Palmer A. Quarles, Jr., SC, USN

95, passed away on Jan. 22, 2017. Cmdr. Quarles retired after 23 years of active service. He attended two years of military school at Texas A&M Univeristy before accepting his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Quarles served in World War II , the Korean War and the Cuban Blockade. Duty assignments included: Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; USS Orion (AS 18); USS Electra (AKA 4); USS Duluth (CL 87); Navy Supply Depot, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Naval Air Station (NAS), Jacksonville, Florida; NAS, Alameda, California; and USS Tingey (DD 539).

September/October 2017