Rolland Eugene Pryor, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Pryor, was born on the home farm near Earlham, Iowa, March 7, 1925. He attended school in Earlham, graduating with the class of 1943.
Having enlisted in the U.S. Marines February 27, 1943, he entered the service May 8, the day following his graduation. After a few months training at San Diego, California, he was sent overseas, to the South Pacific area, in October last year. Later he had service in the Southwest Pacific and more recently in the Central Pacific area. He had been advanced to the rank of Private 1st Class.
On Tuesday, August 15, a message came to his parents from the War Department stating that Rolland had been killed in action. The death occurred at Guam, July 21st .
He is survived by his parents, Clarence and Lora Pryor of Earlham; one sister, Mrs. Mildred DeVault and her husband, Cpl. Marion C. DeVault who is in the U.S. Army, stationed at Toole, Utah; one brother, Ivan, Baker 1st Class in the U.S. Navy, now in the Central Pacific; and his wife, Darlene and little daughter, Norma Jean; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Pryor of Stuart, Iowa, and other relatives and friends.