Sgt. Ken Porwoll poses with his sidearm at Ft. Lewis.  One of his jobs was training the tankers in the use of handguns on the pistol range.
 
Courtesy of the Porwoll Family




Tank Traps at Ft. Lewis, Washington
 
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In this picture taken at Ft. Lewis, the bottom row of soldiers are: Pvt. Roy Nordstom, Pvt. Mel Ahlgram, Sgt. Ken Porwoll.  In the back row are: S/Sgt. Byron Veillette, Pvt. Glenn Nelson, Sgt. Milan Anderson.

Roy Nordstron did not go to the Philippine Islands.
Glenn Nelson went the Philippines but returned to the United States to attend Officers Candidates School.

Courtesy of the Porwoll Family





Sgt. Jim McComas sits on the porch of his barracks.

Courtesy of the Porwoll Family





From left to right: Sgt. Ken Porwoll, Pvt. Walter Straka, Pvt. Glenn Nelson, Pvt. Jim Johnson.

Glenn Nelson and Jim Johnson did not go to the Philippines.

Courtesy of the Porwoll Family




Sgt. Kenneth Porwoll with other members of A Company, 194th Tank Battalion, behind him while on maneuvers at Ft. Lewis, Washington.

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Cpl. Lee MacDonald on a Harley-Davidson at Ft. Lewis Washington.

Courtesy of the Minnesota Military Museum






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