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SFC Robert Francis Prue
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SFC Robert Francis Prue Veteran

Birth
Todd County, South Dakota, USA
Death
31 Dec 1953 (aged 28)
North Korea
Monument
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA Add to Map
Plot
Courts of the missing, South. Dakota, Panel 2
Memorial ID
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SFC, 7 INF, 3 INF DIV KOREA
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He born 30 May 1925 at Okreek, Todd County, SD to Frank F. Prue and Sophie Elk Jordan Prue. Robert was educated at St. Francis Indian School. He first served in the Army during WWII from 23 July 1942 to 26 November 1948 as part of Co. E 145th Infantry. He was stationed in the Southwest Pacific where he was injured by the blast of an artillery shell 25 April 1945, from which he recovered. He was honorably discharged 26 November 1948. He came back to Okreek for about 2 years where he was intermittently employed. At one time he worked at the Black Hills Ordinance Depot at Igloo, SD. He reenlisted 10 July 1950 as part of Co. G, 7th Infantry Regiment and went to Korea 20 October 1950. He became MIA 15 December 1950 in Sangyang-ni, North Korea and declared KIA on 31 December 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For leadership and valor he was awarded many citations (10) including the Purple Heart.

14th Census of the US 1920 Todd County showed:

Oliver Prue, 62, head of household.
Millie Prue, 60, wife.
Edward Prue, 19, son.
Dora Prue, 16, daughter.
Tydell Prue, 14, son
Levi Prue, 26, son.
Frank Prue, 29, son (Frank is Robert's father)


1940 Census, Todd County, Township 39 North, Range 26 West, Okreek, enumerated May 4, 1940, by Joseph J. Eagle Dog, E.D. No. 61-26 shows Robert Francis Prue, age 15, born in SD, living with grandparents, Oliver O. Prue, 81, and Millie Prue, age 80.
SFC, 7 INF, 3 INF DIV KOREA
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He born 30 May 1925 at Okreek, Todd County, SD to Frank F. Prue and Sophie Elk Jordan Prue. Robert was educated at St. Francis Indian School. He first served in the Army during WWII from 23 July 1942 to 26 November 1948 as part of Co. E 145th Infantry. He was stationed in the Southwest Pacific where he was injured by the blast of an artillery shell 25 April 1945, from which he recovered. He was honorably discharged 26 November 1948. He came back to Okreek for about 2 years where he was intermittently employed. At one time he worked at the Black Hills Ordinance Depot at Igloo, SD. He reenlisted 10 July 1950 as part of Co. G, 7th Infantry Regiment and went to Korea 20 October 1950. He became MIA 15 December 1950 in Sangyang-ni, North Korea and declared KIA on 31 December 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For leadership and valor he was awarded many citations (10) including the Purple Heart.

14th Census of the US 1920 Todd County showed:

Oliver Prue, 62, head of household.
Millie Prue, 60, wife.
Edward Prue, 19, son.
Dora Prue, 16, daughter.
Tydell Prue, 14, son
Levi Prue, 26, son.
Frank Prue, 29, son (Frank is Robert's father)


1940 Census, Todd County, Township 39 North, Range 26 West, Okreek, enumerated May 4, 1940, by Joseph J. Eagle Dog, E.D. No. 61-26 shows Robert Francis Prue, age 15, born in SD, living with grandparents, Oliver O. Prue, 81, and Millie Prue, age 80.

Bio by: j.lynn



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