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Lt William A Prater
another sea. to Lt. Wm. prater Killed In Action, Widow Informed PAW PAW, Dec. K--Confirmation K--Confirmation was received Monday afternoon by his wife, Clara, that her husband, Lt. William A. Prater, reported reported on Dec. as missing in action action in.the South Pacific, was kil-! led in that action. A dispatch from the War department department at Washington, Washington, came to Mrs. Clara Prater, Prater, advising that her husband was shot down by Japanese in the Sidney Islands Dec. 16. s The was a lieutenant Paw Paw here high school grad- Prater uate, also a graduate graduate of Western Michigan College at Kalamazoo, was Â» son of the late Leo Prater and grandson of the late William A Prater, Sr., active in Paw Paw village circles where he was justice of the and court commissioner. Lt. Prater got his basic training in four Texas camps, Â»nd was a transport pilot in the South war zone. He was killed only a month after arriving in the South Pacific. His wife is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Castle, residing near Lawrence. Mrs. Prater mÂ«!tes her home in Paw P*w and U