Captain Laurence H. Turner, Jr. U.S. Navy (ret.), passed away 29-December following a long illness. A native of San Diego, Capt. Turner was born 23-March, 1942. After graduating ROTC from Tulane University, he went on to serve as a model officer during a 30-year career that included Commanding Officer tours aboard USS Paul F. Foster (DD964), USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) and USS Saipan (LHA-2), as well as Commanding Officer – Naval Communication Station Rota, Spain. Capt. Turner is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sandra, son Laurence Turner III, son Christopher Turner, daughter Mary Tickle, and five beloved grandchildren.
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Jan. 8, 2023.