James W. Harless

Ship's Serviceman Chief
USN Ret.

El Cajon, California

Enlisted in USN in Dallas, Texas November 1946, Took recruit traing in San Diego,Ca. Stationed at NAAS,REAM FIELD, served on USS OBERON KA-14for 17 months. Reenlisted at Seattle, Wash. for 6 yrs and was transferred to USS SKAGIT AKA-105. Transferred to Naval Amphib Base Coronado, Ca for nornal tour of shore duty. Assigned to USS EL DARADRO and later reenlisted and was assigned to USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL DD-869 where he served aboard her for 49 months. Transfered to US NAVAL Traing Center, San Diego,Ca. for Instructors duty as Company Commander. After that tour of duty he was assigned to Sea Duty once again and served on board Two more AGC's, had limited duty at Naval Commissary store in San Diego, 32nd st. and was Retired in August 1966.

Jim passed August 18 2015, Mary his "First Mate" passed on August 24 2014.
Jim served as an Officer in the USS Skagit Association for Many Years.