PFC Andrew Pruitt McCorkle

PFC Andrew Pruitt McCorkle

Birth
Marion County, Georgia, USA
Death
8 Jun 1944 (aged 24)
France
Burial
Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID
66974309 View Source

Service Record Book of Men and Women of Marion County, Georgia World War II and Registry of World War I (Buena Vista, Marion, Georgia, Norman Munro Unit 171, American Legion Auxiliary, May 8, 1949), p 31 Lake Blackshear Regional Library, Americus, Georgia

Taken from Newspaper Clipping-MEMORIAL SERVICES AT PROVIDENCE 1945-
"Sunday afternoon at 2:30 (CWT) June 17th, a Memorial Service will be held in Providence Baptist Church in honor of the two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McCorkle who were lost in battle.
Andrew P. McCorkle, whom we all called Pruitt, was killed on the Normandy Beachhead, June 8, 1944. James E. McCorkle, known to us as Eugene, died in an Iwo Jima Hospital Ship, March 20, 1945 from wounds received on the battlefield where he had tried to render medical aid to a fallen comrade and was the target of Japanese machine gun fire.
A Bugler and an Escort of soldiers under a non-commissioned officer, will arrive from Fort Benning for military participation in the service. Rev. J. R. Smith will preside and make all presentations. Rev. Jim Whitley will take part in the service. Rev. J. T. Tippett will make the address. Mrs. B. T. Rainey will be in charge of the music and choir. Miss Madine Hagler will read a poem. Mrs. Ed McMichael will read the life history of Eugene. Mr. Arthur Boyette will read the life history of Pruitt. Rev. T. E. Pickren will explain the symbolism.
Mr. Howell Cook and Mr. Georgia McCorkle will act as Ushers, to reserve seats for the soldiers and family and serve the congregation. T. E. Pickren"

Service Record Book of Men and Women of Marion County, Georgia World War II and Registry of World War I (Buena Vista, Marion, Georgia, Norman Munro Unit 171, American Legion Auxiliary, May 8, 1949), p 31 Lake Blackshear Regional Library, Americus, Georgia

Taken from Newspaper Clipping-MEMORIAL SERVICES AT PROVIDENCE 1945-
"Sunday afternoon at 2:30 (CWT) June 17th, a Memorial Service will be held in Providence Baptist Church in honor of the two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McCorkle who were lost in battle.
Andrew P. McCorkle, whom we all called Pruitt, was killed on the Normandy Beachhead, June 8, 1944. James E. McCorkle, known to us as Eugene, died in an Iwo Jima Hospital Ship, March 20, 1945 from wounds received on the battlefield where he had tried to render medical aid to a fallen comrade and was the target of Japanese machine gun fire.
A Bugler and an Escort of soldiers under a non-commissioned officer, will arrive from Fort Benning for military participation in the service. Rev. J. R. Smith will preside and make all presentations. Rev. Jim Whitley will take part in the service. Rev. J. T. Tippett will make the address. Mrs. B. T. Rainey will be in charge of the music and choir. Miss Madine Hagler will read a poem. Mrs. Ed McMichael will read the life history of Eugene. Mr. Arthur Boyette will read the life history of Pruitt. Rev. T. E. Pickren will explain the symbolism.
Mr. Howell Cook and Mr. Georgia McCorkle will act as Ushers, to reserve seats for the soldiers and family and serve the congregation. T. E. Pickren"