Pfc. L.P. Traywick 34868662

Co. I 3rd Platoon

Pfc. Traywick, son of S. Lee Traywick and the late Pearl Hill Traywick, was born February 8, 1925 and died April 1, 1945 in Germany of wounds received in action March 30, 1945. He was first buried in Marsgratehn, Holland. He was brought home in December of 1948. He was then given a military funeral at Fountain Hill Church in Anson County. Rev. C. G. Mitchun officiated. He attended Marshville School and was a member of the school band.

He graduated at Marshville April 9, 1943. He was a member of Fountain hill Church. He is survived by his father S.L. Traywick, three sisters, Mrs. Ralph James, Mrs. Wesley Stegall and Mrs. Emmette Helms, all of Marshville; four brothers, Marcus Traywick of Newport News, Va., Curtis Traywick, Leroy Traywick, and Ernest Traywick of Wingate.

Pfc. Traywick was inducted into the Army July 20, 1944. He received his basic training at Camp Blanding, Fla. and was transfered in December to Fort Meade, Md. He spent a 10 day furlough at home on his way to Meade and was sent overseas December 25, 1944 where he was used as a replacement untill he was wounded by a German sniper on March 30. He was first sent to England then on to Germany. He died just a few weeks before the war ended. He received the Purple Heart for bravery. He received only 17 weeks basis training.


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