Marine Maj. Burrell D. Parmer (Ret.), a native of Monroe, La., served as the 53rd and 55th Illustrious Potentate of Moussa Temple No. 106 (Prince Hall Shriners). He currently serves as the Associate Editor of the Prince Hall Shriners national publication, Pyramid Magazine, the Public Relations Director of the Desert of Texas, and the Centennial Chairman for Moussa Temple No. 106. He is a Past Master of the first Masonic Lodge of African Americans in the State of Texas, San Antonio Lodge No. 1. For more information about Moussa Temple No. 106 visit www.moussashriners-pha.com.