United States Marine Corps
Quince grew up in Philadelphia, went to local schools and graduated from Thomas Edison High School in 1965. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Marines, trained in Paris Island, South Carolina and Camp Pendleton, California where he was assigned 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division and deployed to Dong Ha, Vietnam.
Service to the Country
While in combat in the Duc Pho District of Nam he sustained shrapnel wounds to the right arm from a hostile grenade while engaged in action against hostile forces February 28, 1967.
Quince was a machine gun squad leader for thirteen months and returned home in December of 1967 and was assigned to Camp Lejune, North Carolina where he received an early release in April 1969.
Living in the Community
Quince returned to Philadelphia where he worked in the garment industry. He married Kathleen Campbell on November 16, 1974. He has three children. Quince A. III, Lisa Marie and Susan Tracey. Quince attended the Philadelphia Community College majoring in Business.
In 1978 Quince worked for the Asplundh Manufacturing division, where he became president of the Machinist union. In 1983 he went to work for PECO Energy Company of Philadelphia in several capacities for over twenty years, taking early retirement in December 2003.
Quince has served as the Noble Grand of his lodge, is active at Willow Grove VFW Post 3612, Military Order of the Purple Hearts Chapter 170, Marine Corps League Master Sergeant John W. Zaengle Det. Quince is the proud grandfather of 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.