From a contemporary press report:
Lamar McFadden “Mac” Prosser, 77, a retired Army major and Agency for International Development Foreign Service officer, died of pulmonary disease July 21, 1998 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C..
A native of Kingston, South Carolina, Mr. Prosser began his military service in 1940 when the South Carolina National Guard was activated. He served in the 760th Tank Battalion in North Africa, Italy and Germany during World War II.
He was wounded in Italy but returned to duty four months later. After the war, he served in Indochina and then retired from military service in 1961. He immediately joined AID and had assignments in Chad, Geneva, Bangkok and Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He retired from AID in 1982.
His wife of 37 years, Katherine Raph Prosser, died in 1996. Survivors include a sister, Caroline Prosser Hammond of Chapin, S.C.
PROSSER, LAMAR McFADDEN Major USA (Ret.)
On Friday, July 31, 1998, LAMAR McFADDEN PROSSER, beloved husband of the late Katherine Raph Prosser; brother of Caroline Prosser Hamond and the late William Scott Prosser; brother-in-law of Helen Dixon of California, Marjorie Marchetti of Nebraska and Lillian Stafford of Ohio. Friends may call at JOSEPH GAWLER'S SONS, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue at Harrison Street, NW, on Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at Fort Myer Chapel on Thursday, August 13, 1998 at 1 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.
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