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Laurence Turner Trice

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                         Name: Laurence Turner Trice

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army


                         Rank: Lieutenant

                         Dates of Service: 7/7/1941-12/2/1942

                         Theater of Service:


Laurence Turner Trice was born on March 15, 1908, in Stokes, Goochland County, Virginia; he was the son of Obediah Ashton Trice (1872-1947) and Heather Ellen Elizabeth (Journey) Trice (1896-1986).  By 1920, Laurence was living in Scottsville, Albemarle County, Virginia, with his parents and siblings.  Laurence enrolled at the University of Virginia in 1925 and graduated in 1929; he then returned home to Scottsville.  In 1940, Laurence filed his draft registration and stated his employer was the Farm Bureau Insurance Company in Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia.  Laurence enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 7, 1941, when he was 33 years old; he was discharged from the Army on December 2, 1942.

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.

Laurence Turner Trice married Ann Hyatt on February 26, 1944, in Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia.  Laurence passed away on October 14, 1984, in Alexandria, Virginia, and was to be buried at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Richlands, Virginia.

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