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Richard Owen "Bud" Prendergast
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1919
New York, USA
Death: May 11, 2010
Pasco County
Florida, USA

PRENDERGAST, Richard Owen "Bud" a 25-year resident of Holiday, passed away on May 11, 2010. He celebrated his 90th birthday the previous December with family members. Bud was born in New York City and raised in Valley Stream NY. He graduated from Valley Stream High School in 1937 and from the University of Mississippi in 1941 with an ROTC commission. Bud joined the 82nd Airborne Division and flew into Holland in a glider as part of the D-Day invasion. He served in the 82nd under General Gavin as a Platoon Leader in a reconnaissance section throughout the war and saw combat in Holland, France and Germany, including the Battle of the Bulge. After crossing the Elbe his platoon linked up with Russian units toward the end of the war. Bud was awarded the Silver Star for valor as well as the Bronze Star. He also served in Korea with the 42nd Artillery Division. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dorothy Prendergast; his daughters Jera Verne and Kathleen Prendergast from his marriage to Abbie Shea Prendergast, now deceased; and his grandsons Peter R. Verne and Jeremy P. Verne. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

Published in St. Petersburg Times on June 13, 2010 
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  Dorothy H Prendergast (1927 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Major, U.S. Army
World War II, Korea

Silver Star
Bronze Star
Note: Interred November 15, 2010
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 54, Site 3043
Created by: Iriss Hill
Record added: Jun 13, 2010
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Richard Owen Bud Prendergast
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Richard Owen Bud Prendergast
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Richard Owen Bud Prendergast
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- Iriss Hill
 Added: Jun. 13, 2010

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