From a contemporary press report:
Retired Rear Admiral Frederic William Corle, 83, who served in the Navy 32 years before retiring in 1971 and whose posts included supply operations director of the Defense Supply Agency at Cameron Station, died of cancer May 28, 2000 at his home in Alexandria, Virginia.
Admiral Corle, a Nevada native, was a 1939 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and served as a line officer before transferring to the Supply Corps in September 1941. During World War II, he served in the North Atlantic and the Aleutian Islands.
After the war, he held a variety of assignments, including a tour as Supply Corps personnel director in the supplies and accounts bureau in Washington. He also received a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University and graduated from the Naval War College.
Admiral Corle's decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and both the Army and Navy Commendation awards.
After retiring from active duty, he worked for Textron Inc. in Rhode Island and served as business manager of a Boston law firm. He returned to the Washington area in 1985.
He was a member of the Army and Navy Country Club in Arlington, and the Harvard and Harvard Business School clubs in Washington. He also was a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Dudley Corle of Alexandria; a son, Frederick II, of McLean; two sisters; and two granddaughters.
CORLE, FREDERIC W. RADM USN (Ret.)
On May 28, 2000. Beloved husband of Marjorie D. Corle, loving father of Frederic W. Corle, II, grandfather of Allison and Louise Corle, brother of Dallas Crane and Eleanor Jean Lee. Funeral services with full military honors will be held at Ft. Myer Chapel on Monday, June 19, 2000 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements
CORLE, FREDERIC W
RADM (UPPER) US NAVY
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
- DATE OF BIRTH: 09/15/1916
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/28/2000
- BURIED AT: SECTION 8 SITE 8473
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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