Samuel Kyle Prater was born in 1912
Enlisted on August 21, 1941, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Attended Knoxville High School
Mother: Elisa Prater
Siblings: Charles Prater, Rova Prater, Agie Prater, and Mannie Prater

U.S. Army Air Forces, 368th Squadron, 324th Air Service Group
He was  initially buried at Bari Cemetery at Bari, Italy and reburied at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy, Plot G, Row 1, Grave 34.

The Knoxville Journal, June 12, 945
Mr. and Mrs. S.O. Prater of Concord, have been informed by the War Department that their son, Pvt. Samuel Kyle Prater, 32, was accidentally killed in Itlay, May 4. Private Prater, who was wounded on the Anzio beachhead, had been dismissed from combat duty and was serving with a service squadron of the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy. He volunteered for the service in 1941. For the past two years he had served with a field artillery unit of the Fifth Army in Africa and Italy, prior to his transfer to the Air Force. Private Prater was a graduate of Knoxville High School.
Survivors are his parents; one sister, Mrs. w.G. Spraks; three brothers, Staff Sgt. Walter E. Prater, with the Army in Holland; Horace Prater, U.S. Coast Guard at sea, and william Prater of Concord.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of death: 4 May 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Concord
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 368th Squadron, 324th Air Service Group
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Anzio
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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