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LTC Lorus Lamar Quast
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1930
Odessa
Lincoln County
Washington, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1982
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

s/o Walter V. Quast / Esther H. Zagelow

Graduated from WA State College 1 Jun 1952, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. Lorus and his family lived in many places during his career, among which were: Fort Monmouth, NJ; Eritrea, Africa; Fort Meade, MD; Fort Huachuca, AZ; Paris, France; Tobyh anna Army Depot, PA; Fort Gordon, GA; Erzurum, Turkey; Bangkok, Thailand; Fort Campbell, KY; Dahnang, Vietnam; and as Senior Advisor to the Delaware National Guard, in Dover, Delaware.

Retired from the Armed Services June 1974 as a Lieutenant Colonel. His distinguished service was honored by many awards and decorations, including: the Legion of Merit Medal; Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal; three awards of the Army Commendation Medal; two awards of the National Defense Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm; and the Delaware Conspicuous Service Medal.

Following his retirement from duty, Lorus and his family came back to Washington State, and located in Spokane. He was employed as Clerk of the Works for Bouten Construction Contractor until the time of his death. He was a member of the English Congregational Church, Odessa.

Survived by his wife, Marilu, his daughter Suzette [Len Jennings of Tacoma, son Jim Quast of Spokane, 2 grandchildren, his parents, and many friends and relatives. Two infant sons preceded him in death.
[Odessa Record 14 Jan 1982]

m 21 Dec 1950 Odessa, Lincoln Co., WA
Marilu Giese dau of Daniel Giese / Minnie Dobson 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Walter V. Quast (1905 - 1991)
  Esther H. Zagelow Quast (1905 - 1986)
 
 Children:
  Daniel Walter Quast (____ - 1956)*
  Bruce David Quast (1953 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Lorus L.
Quast
LT. COL. USA RET.
1930 - 1982
 
Burial:
Odessa Cemetery
Odessa
Lincoln County
Washington, USA
 
Maintained by: BluMoKitty
Originally Created by: Scotty
Record added: Nov 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44927018
LTC Lorus Lamar Quast
Added by: Michael Richards
 
LTC Lorus Lamar Quast
Added by: Michael Richards
 
LTC Lorus Lamar Quast
Added by: Michael Richards
 
 
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