Promotions- Transfers

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Promotions- Transfers

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Private First Class Thomas M. Pringle is now ready for the line duty


World War, 1939-1945


A newspaper article published by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 15, 1943. The article reveals promotions and transfers within the military for local individuals, listing the names of those who have a promotion or transfer, and sometimes including a photograph. It also lists the rank, any additional information on what they are involved in with the military, and some addresses and relatives.

A notable soldier listed in the article is Thomas Masters Pringle (1921-1995). Born on May 31, 1921, in Portage, Pennsylvania, Pringle married Helen Gray in Winchester, Virginia, on September 5, 1942. On October 17, 1942, Pringle entered the United States Army, training as an expert mechanic at Keesler Field in Mississippi. After he left the service on June 26, 1943, Pringle returned to Pennsylvania. Thomas and Helen had four children: Lydia, Becky, Helen, and Thomas. The family retired to Alachua, Florida, where Pringle passed away on March 16, 1995, at the age of seventy three. Although initially buried or cremated at the Pringle Hill Cemetery in Pennsylvania, he was interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, on August 3, 1995.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Original newspaper article: “Promotions- Transfers.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 15, 1943.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Kelly, Karen
Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. London [u.a]: Routledge, 2003.