Cpl. Lloyd J. Vannatter, 22 year old Marine, and grandson of Mrs. Hattie Hutson, of Gladwin, was killed in action April 15  on Okinawa. He was also the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wirtz of Gladwin and of Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Vannatter, of Houghton Lake. During his two years overseas he had participated in four major battles. He held the Silver Star awarded for the rescue of a comrade under heavy fire at New Georgia, Solomon Islands.