Lawrence Prudhont |

Lawrence Prudhont

Visitation for family and friends of Lawrence Arthur “Yap Yap” Prudhont of Nevada City will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Forest View Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mr. Prudhont died Wednesday, Dec. 25, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 77.

He was born February 22, 1925, in Fullerton and lived in Southern California until retiring to Nevada County in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army’s 169th and 43rd infantry divisions during World War II. He was stationed at Fort McArthur, Fort Ord and Fort Hood. He participated in beachheads at Aitape and Saidor in New Guinea and Lungayin in Gulf Philippine campaigns. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Silver Star, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart with one cluster, Asiatic Pacific Campaign with three clusters and one arrowhead, Philippine Liberation with one cluster, World War II Victory Medal and American campaign medal. He was discharged in December of 1945 with the rank of sergeant.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Shirley; daughters Leslie and Laura; son, John; and five granddaughters.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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