Prater, Elmer, MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
3049-Supply Chief
Last MOSGroup
Supply Administration And Operations
Primary Unit
1960-1962, 3049, HQ Detachment, NAB Little Creek
Service Years
1942 - 1962
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Shellback Certificate
Marine Combat Water Survival 1st Class (CWS-1)

Master Sergeant

Five Hash Marks


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 Personal Details 

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Cpl John Prater (Beach Boy 26C) to remember Marine MSgt Elmer Prater (Whitie).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Hwy 205 (Dogwood Trail) Breathitt County, Kentucky

Date of Passing
Apr 26, 1972
Location of Interment
Vincent Prater Cemetery - Wilstacy, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin USMC Retired Pin (20 Years) WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Medal Shellback

Casualty Escort Cold War

 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)Pistol Sharpshooter

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
Click here to see Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 5082
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Marine DivisionUSMC (United States Marine Corps)MarForRes28th Marine Regiment
2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine DivisionMarine BarracksSNCO Academy, Quantico, VA
MCB Quantico, VAMCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SCMarine Barracks, Clarksville Base, Clarksville, TN MCB Camp Pendleton
3rd Marine DivisionNAB Little Creek
  1942-1945, 3000, H&S Bn, 2nd Marine Division
  1945-1945, 521, MCB San Diego, CA
  1945-1945, 521, MACE Atlantic, Camp Lejeune, NC
  1945-1946, 521, B Co, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)
  1945-1946, 3000, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
  1946-1946, 3000, Service Co, HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division
  1946-1948, 522, Marine Barracks Philadelphia, PA
  1948-1948, 3000, SNCO Academy, Quantico, VA
  1948-1950, 3091, MCB Quantico, VA
  1950-1951, 3011, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC
  1951-1955, 3013, 1st Rifle Co
  1955-1957, 3049, Marine Barracks, Clarksville Base, Clarksville, TN
  1957-1957, 3049, 2nd Replacement Co., Staging Bn., MCB Camp Pendleton, CA, 2nd Replacement Co
  1957-1957, 3049, I&I Staff Lexington, KY
  1957-1958, 3049, 3rd Pioneer Bn, 3rd Marine Division
  1958-1960, 3049, 2nd Service Bn
  1960-1962, 3049, HQ Detachment, NAB Little Creek
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa 1
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Tinian (1944)
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
  1945-1945 US Occupation of Japan
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