September 7, 1944
PRINGLE KILLED IN ACTION ON
SAIPAN AUG. 29
Corp. LAWRENCE B. PRINGLE, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Pringle of Moultrie, but who formerly lived for many years at Espanola, was killed in action with the Marines on August 29 on Saipan, his parents have been advised.
Lawrence went into the Marine Corps in September 1942, serving at Parris Island, New River and later Oceanside, California. He went into the battle zone in the Pacific in January 1944, taking part in the battles of the Marshall’s and the Mariana’s. He was wounded in Saipan on July 4. It is presumed that he was again placed in action as the cable to his parents read "killed in action."
His younger brother, Ray, recently left for service in the army. On Labor Day he was honored in a service of remembrance at a community gathering at Moultrie.