Carlyle Ashton Trice
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Name: Carlyle Ashton Trice
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Dates of Service: 12/14/1942-11/28/1945
Theater of Service:
Carlyle Ashton Trice was born on February 28, 1906, in Byrd, Goochland County, Virginia; he was the son of Obediah Ashton Trice (1872-1947) and
Heather Ellen Elizabeth (Journey) Trice (1896-1986). By 1920, Carlyle was living in Scottsville, Albemarle County, Virginia, with his parents and siblings.
Carlyle enlisted in the U.S. Army in Charlottesville, Virginia, on December 14, 1942, at 36 years old.
On February 18, 1943, the Scottsville News featured the following article about Carlyle Trice and his four brothers, who were serving
in the U.S. Armed Forces during WWII:
Five Brothers Now In Armed Forces
Trice Family May Hold County Service Record
Scottsville News, February 18, 1943
The five Trice brothers, Robert H., Laurence T., Charles A., Carlyle A., and Joseph L., all sons of Mr. and Mrs O.A. Trice of Howardsville and all
members of Uncle Sam's armed forces, may hold the service record for family enlistments in Albemarle County.
Robert H. Trice, who graduated from Scottsville High School in 1935, enlisted in the Navy after graduation and is now a Boatswain. He was on the
"Hornet" when it was torpedoed and spent several hours in the water before being rescued. After spending a furlough with his parents at
the family home in Howardsville, Boatswain Trice has returned to his duties aboard the aircraft carrier Princeton.
Lieutenant Laurence T. Trice, a graduate of the University of Virginia, is now stationed at Camp Davis, North Carolina. Before entering the service, he was engaged
in educational work in Southwestern Virginia.
Private Cadet Charles A. Trice is stationed at Salmon Field, Monroe, Louisiana, where he is taking a course in bombardier navigation.
Private Carlyle A. Trice is stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is studying provisional railway.
Private Joseph L. Trice, recently inducted, is at present at Camp Lee. Private Trice intends taking a course in meteorology.
The Trice boys are well known throughout this community, and news of their activities will be of great interest to their many friends.
Carlyle Ashton Trice married Mary Blanche (Sink) Crawford on August 26, 1968, in Petersburg, Virginia. Carlyle passed away on February 12, 1982,
in Richmond, Virginia. He is buried beside his wife, Mary Blanche Trice, in Dale Memorial Park, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, Virginia.