William P. Dent was born in St. Matthews, S.C. and graduated from PC in  1943.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and later served 25 years as a pilot in the South Carolina National Guard.  After the war, he worked for many years as an agent for Farm Bureau Insurance Company.  He was also the co-founder of Prickett and Dent Oil Company.  He died on April 4, 2005.


Lt. William P. Dent
US Army Air Force

“In the [hospital] ward about 30 of us officers were listening to the Army-Navy game ...when they announced that PC was leading Havana U. 20-0 ... It was such a wonderful feeling to hear my alma mater blurted out over the radio so far away. ” 
-William P. Dent
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