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The Final Duty Station This forum is presented by Retired GySgt Bill Conroy. It is a listing of those that have received orders for their final duty station. These Marines have given their all. We now give our honor.

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Old 06-24-2008, 09:11 AM
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Col Frank Clinton "Stub" Chace Jr. USMC (ret), 78, West Palm Beach, FL

Frank Clinton ('Stub') Chace Jr., 78, retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel and innovator in the development of Assault Amphibious Vehicles, passed away in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 5, 2008. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his family. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts on September 5, 1929 to Dr. Frank Clinton Chace and Alice Rigby Chace, Colonel Chace was active in civic, religious and athletic events during his youth. He served as the Sexton of Christ Church in Swansea during World War II, he attained Eagle Scout at age 15, and he starred for football and baseball teams at Case and Gardner High Schools. He attended Trinity College and Bullis Prep before being appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949. As a Midshipman, Colonel Chace lettered as First Baseman for the Naval Academy Baseball team. It was at this time he acquired the nickname 'Stubby' because of his resemblance to a major league ballplayer with the same nickname, and 'Stub' was the name by which he was best known for the rest of his life. He graduated from the Academy on June 5, 1953 and was commissioned into the Marine Corps. Colonel Chace served in the Marine Corps for 28 years. Career highlights included assignments as Armored Amphibian Platoon Commander in the Korean War, Inspector-Instructor, 4th Amtrack Battalion, West Palm Beach, Florida, Logistics Officer, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer, Third Tracked Vehicle Battalion in Vietnam, Officer-in-Charge, Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch, Camp Pendleton, California, Commanding Officer, Third Tracked Vehicle Battalion, Okinawa, Japan, and Program Manager, Landing Vehicle Assault Program at Quantico, Virginia. His decorations include the Legion of Merit with Combat 'V' and gold star in lieu of second award, the Bronze Star with Combat 'V', the Meritorious Service Medal and the Purple Heart. Colonel Chace continued developing amphibious vehicles, lightweight tanks, and remotely piloted vehicles as a manager and consultant with AAI Corporation until he retired in 1993. He served as the Vice President and President of La Fontana Apartment Complex, and was active in the Palm Beach Pundits and Retired USMC Eagles club in West Palm Beach, as well as the Retired Officer's Associations and Naval Academy Alumni affairs. Memorial Services with full military honors will be held at the Chapel, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia on June 27, 2008 at 3:00 pm. A private interment will be held the following day at the Columbarium at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407. He is survived by his of 55 years, Joy Deane Chace; his children, Captain Christopher Bruce Chace, USN, and wife Sara, Major Stephen Deane Chace, USMC, and wife Karen, Kimberly Chace and husband David Briganti, Cynthia Ann Chace, Cathie Walsh Snellinger and husband Jerry; brother, Colonel Alston Rigby Chace, USAF, and wife Beverly; and seven grandchildren. Quattlebaum Funeral & Cremation Services Family Owned and Operated www.quattlebaum.org To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries

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Old 08-11-2011, 17:21 PM
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THANKS FOR THE KIND WORDS YOU SPOKE OF MY DADDY,COL.STUB CHACE...WE JUST NOW FOUND YOUR SENTIMENT!SEMPER FI AND GOD BLESS!KIMBERLY CHACE
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