Commander Gordon Roberts Prentice, USN was born September 5, 1933 in Oak Park, Illinois. He attended Iowa State University where he was in Navy ROTC until he graduated in 1955. Commander Roberts was a serviceman in the Navy from July 1955 to July 1976.
Naval Air Training Command- July 1955-July 1976
AEWWING PAC, Nas Barbers Point- December 1956-July 1960
Naval Intelligence School, Washington D.C.- August 1960-January 1961
Office of Naval Intelligence, Washington D.C.- July 1961- November 1961
Defense Intelliegence Agency, Washington D.C.- November 1961- October 1963
PATRON 31- NAS North Island- November 1963- MArch 1964
PATRON 22- NAS Barbers Point- April 1964- June 1966
Naval Postgraduate School- Monterey California- July 1966- July 1967
USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)- August 1967-August 1969
Assistant Officer in Charge NWASO MCAS , Quantico, VA- September 1969-July 1971
Naval War College, Newport, R.I.- July 1971- July 1972
Human Resource Management Center, Norfolk, VA- July 1972- May 1975
NAVMMAC LANT, Norfolk, VA- June 1975- July 1976
After retiring, Gordon worked in government management in Hennepin County, Minnesota for 15 years. He retired and lived in Gallatin, Tennessee and Brevard County, Florida. He was very active in MOA, serving as President of MOAACC- Cape Canaveral Chapter- 2,000 + members. He moved to Georgia in March of 2006 and was very active in his retirement community.
He is survived by his wife, Jane, three daughters and several grandchildren.
He will be missed.