Retired Navy Supply Corps officer, Capt. William Starrett, Jr., passed away April 28, 2013. Born Jan. 23, 1934 in Atlanta, Ga., he graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1956, and then entered the U.S. Navy where he served as a Supply Corps officer for 27 years. He also attained his master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.
He served aboard USS Princeton (CVS37); Fleet Air Service Squadron 2; NAS Quonset Point, R.I.; USS Catamount (LSD17); Staff, COMFAIR, Alameda, Calif.; Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.; Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, D.C.; USS Grand Canyon (AD 28); Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Alexandria, Va.; U.S. Military Mission for Aid to Turkey, Ankara, Turkey; and Commander, DLA Administrative Support Center, Alexandria, Va.
He last served as Commander, Defense Logistics Command Pacific. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and the Army and Navy Club, and was a faithful parishioner of St. Paul's Parish. Requiem Mass was held June 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C.