• College/Year: RC '43
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Prout, William (March 10, 1996)
  • Conflict(s): World War II; Korean War; Vietnam War
  • Military Branch & Unit: Army Air Forces; Army
  • Theater(s): CBI; Korean; Vietnam
  • US Army Division: 7th Infantry


Col. Prout served in the Signal Corps in the Army Air Forces in the CBI during WWII, establishing base communications at 14th Air Force installations. During the Korean War, as an Army Signal Corps officer, he participated in several campaigns, including the Inchon landing. During the Vietnam War, he served with MACV.