Prater, Ernest, SFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11D40- Armor Reconnaissance Operations NCO
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1963-1967, 1733, 7th Army
Service Years
1946 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant First Class


Six Service Stripes



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Ocala, Florida
Last Address
Ocala, Florida

Date of Passing
Feb 29, 2012
 
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 628 SITE 1612

 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, ERNEST, 82
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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 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry DivisionUS Constabulary EuropeJoint Multinational Readiness Center (Cadre), Germany10th Division Support Command (DISCOM)
40th Tank Battalion (pre-1960)6th Armored Cavalry RegimentUS Army Europe (USAREUR)
  1946-1948, 7th Infantry Division
  1948-1954, 1733, 1st Constabulary Brigade/15th Constabulary Regiment
  1948-1954, 795 , Joint Multinational Readiness Center (Cadre), Germany
  1954-1957, 10th Division Support Command (DISCOM)
  1957-1962, 1733, 40th Tank Battalion (pre-1960)
  1962-1963, 1733, 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1963-1967, 1733, 7th Army
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1948-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
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