Prater, Ernest, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11D40- Armor Reconnaissance Senior NCO
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1963-1967, 1733, HQ, 7th Army
Service Years
1946 - 1967
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Cold War Certificate

Sergeant First Class

Six Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by John Prater (USN SCPO/E-8/Retired)-Family to remember Prater, Ernest, SFC USA(Ret).

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Home Town
Ocala, Florida
Last Address
Ocala, Florida

Date of Passing
Feb 29, 2012
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
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 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) 7th Infantry Division 7th Army USA Forces Command

10th Mountain Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Mountain Order Of The Bayonet Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SFC Ernest Prater passed away on 29 February 2012.� May you rest in peace Old Soldier.� You were Loved very much by many.
Other Comments:
Prater, Mr. Ernest, age 82, of Ocala, Florida passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at Sylvia's Hospice House. He was born in Jackson, Kentucky and moved to Ocala, Florida in 1985 from Louisville, Kentucky. He served his country in the U.S. Army during both the Korean Conflict and Viet Nam War, Retiring as Sergeant 1st Class, after 20 plus years of service. After retiring from the Military, he worked with Decca Development for 10 years, serving as Chief of Security. He was a member of Oakcrest Baptist Church of Ocala, loves bowling, baseball, traveling and working in his yard, loved story-telling, but most of all, loved spending time with his loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent, Sr. and Corsie Prater; his infant sister, Pauline Prater and his 4 brothers, Elmer, Arnold, Dennis and Vincent Prater, Jr.. He is survived by his loving wife of (57) years, Mary P. Prater of Ocala, Fl.; his son, James Steven Prater of Tucker, GA.; his grandson, 1st Class Petty Officer Jeremy Steven Prater of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; his (3) great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Nathaniel and Logan Prater; his 4 brothers, Clarence Prater of Ardmore, AL.; Ollie James Prater of Easley, S.C.; Seldon Prater of Jackson, Ky. and Lester Prater of Winchester, KY.; A "Celebration of Life Service" will be on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM, at Roberts Funeral Homes, Downtown Chapel, 606 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Ocala, FL. 34471, with Interment to follow, with Military Honors, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Monday, March 5, 2012, from 10:00AM
until service time.
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   1948-1954, 1733, 1st Constabulary Brigade/15th Constabulary Regiment

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1733-Armored Reconnaissance Platoon or Squad Sergeant
 1st Constabulary Brigade/15th Constabulary Regiment Details

1st Constabulary Brigade/15th Constabulary Regiment
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1st Constabulary Brigade
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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2010
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After WWII, the 15th Cavalry Regiment was re-designated the 15th Constabulary Regiment. The Regiment initially occupied the defeated Germany. As the cold war began the new duties of the 15th shifted to patrolling the border between West Germany and East Germany, as well as the border with Czechoslovakia until 1952.

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5 Members Also There at Same Time
15th Constabulary Regiment

Stimmel, Gene, Cpl, (1950-1952) MP 4677 Corporal
14th Constabulary Squadron - Darmstadt

Smith, H., T/5, (1945-1948) IN 345 Technician Fifth Grade
15th Constabulary Squadron - Weiden

Kitik, Walter, Cpl, (1950-1953) SC 3174 Corporal
1st Constabulary Brigade

Trudeau, Arthur Gilbert, LTG, (1924-1962) USA 00GC Major General
Read, Jr., George, LTG, (1917-1960) USA 00GC Brigadier General

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