194th Tank Battalion

Company C

This roster contains the names of the California members of the 194th Tank Battalion who went to the Philippine Islands in September of 1941.  They make up the men of the 194th Tank Battalion, Company C, which originated as the 40th Divisional Tank Company of the California National Guard from Salinas, California.

It should be noted that originally there was no way to confirm which California members of the 194th Tank Battalion were assigned to HQ Company and which soldiers were assigned to C Company.  Any soldier listed as being from California was originally  put in C Company.  Additions and corrections were made, to the page, when a roster of the battalion became available to us.

+Indicates men who died during World War II

* National Guardsmen


These Members of C Company are buried at the American Military Cemetery at Manila as Unknowns


Headquarters Company
194th Tank Battalion


Capt. Lyman E. Johnson*

1st Lt. Benjamin E. Gwynn*+

1st Lt. Theodore I. Spaulding*


Cpl. Francis E. Aram*+

T/4 Robert E. Emlay*+

T/5 Robert E. Overstreet*+

Sgt. Joseph E. Aram*

Sgt. Jacob S. Gamboa*

T/5 Donald J. Reilly*+

M/Sgt. Floyd W. Bickmore*+

Sgt. William F. Hall*

Sgt. Norman R. Rose*

M/Sgt. William G. Boyd*+

Pfc. Noah C. Heard*+

Sgt. Gerald W. Schlosser*+

T/4 Lloyd O. Cole*+

T/Sgt. Allan D. Lang*+

S/Sgt. James H. Smith*

T/5 Artie P. Cope*

T/Sgt. Sidney G. Lang*

Cpl. Warren B. Smith Jr.*

Pvt. Edmond N. DiBenedetti*+

Pvt. Robert L. Miller*+

T/Sgt. Clarence H. Thomas*

S/Sgt. Charles E. Emlay*+  

 Sgt. Charles R. Walker*


Assigned to

Medical Detachment

Cpl. Raymond N. DeCloss*+



A Company

2nd Lt. James H. Hart*+

2nd Lt. Albert H. Hook*+





C Company

192nd Tank Battalion



2nd Lt. William L. Cockrum+




Company C

194th Tank Battalion


Capt. Frederick C. Moffitt*

2nd Lt. Lloyd H. Magill Jr.+

2nd Lt. Robert F. Needham+

1st Lt. Ray W. Bradford+


2nd Lt. Frank E. Riley


S/Sgt. Carl F. Abbott*+

Pvt. Dorsey W. Foshee*+

Pvt. Frank J. Orendain*

Cpl. John F. Alves Jr*

Pfc. James E. Frost*

 Pvt. Theodore T. Paras*

Cpl. John N. Anderson*

Pfc. William A. Garrison*

Cpl. Raymond J. Peoples Jr.*

Sgt. William F. Ansom*+

T/Sgt. August F. Gillis*

Pfc. Eugene E. Rawson*+

T/4 Robert G. Bales*+

Cpl. Joseph Gillis*+

Pvt. William C. Reno Jr.*

Pfc. Eugene R. Barnes*

Sgt. William L. Glenn Jr.* 

Pfc. Lawrence H. Rotharmel*

Pfc. Francis F. Barretto*+

Sgt. Victor L. Gosney*+

1st Sgt. Ero R. Saccone*

S/Sgt. Manuel J. Bernard Jr.*+

Pfc. Clyde M. Grayson*+

Pvt. Harry V. Sibert Jr.*+

Sgt. William E. Braye Jr.*

T/5 William J. Greene Jr.*+

Pvt. Charles R. Sigala*

Sgt. Jack D. Brink*+

T/5 William M. Hennessy*+

Pvt. Armand P. Smith*+

Sgt. Glenn D. Brokaw*

Pvt. James A. Hicks*+

T/5 Earl G. Smith*+

Pfc. Frank J. Burns*

Cpl. Thomas J. Hicks*

Pvt. Ralph L. Smith*+

Pvt. Frank T. Cabral Jr.*

 Sgt. Arthur J. Holstein*

Cpl. James V. Speckens*

Pfc. Martin A. Cahill*+

Pvt. David R. Jaramillo*+

 Pfc. Eugene H. Stahl*

Pvt. Worley L. Casperson*+

Pvt. Roy N. Karrer*+

Pvt. Clifford G. Stevens Jr.*+

Pfc. Dean E. Cederblom*+

Sgt. Harold E. Lee*+

Pvt. Stanley G. Suttie*

Pfc. Daniel F. Cray Jr.*+

Pfc. Keith D. Lewis*+

Pvt. Joseph M. Thorp*+

Sgt. Russell E. Cunningham*+

 Pvt. Melvin R. Madero*

 Sgt. Harold J. Vick*

Pfc. Edward C. DeGottardi*

Pvt. Jerome J. Manion

Cpl. Jack M. Warnick*

Pfc. Roy L. Diaz*

T/4 Fred F. Marback Jr.*+

Pvt. John H. White*+

Pfc. Myron E. Dolk*+

Pvt. Walter V. Martella*+

T/5 Kenneth A. White*+

Cpl. Orrin H. Eaton*+

Cpl. Harold D. McDonald*+

T/5 Joseph E. Willrodt*+

T/4 Allen W. Eckert*+

 Sgt. Joseph C. McKusick*

Pvt. Charles W. Wilson*+

Pvt. Leon A. Elliott*

Pvt. James T. McLeod*+

 Pfc. Frank T. Wilson*

S/Sgt. Joe P. Errington*

Sgt. Robert H. Mitchell*+

 Pfc. La Mar A. Woodson+

Sgt. Richard L. Errington*+

Pfc. Salvador J. Montero*+

Pfc. Fred R. Yeager Jr.*+

Sgt. Handren K. Fitzgibbons*

Sgt. Emil S. Morello*

Pvt. Mansfield R. Young*

Pfc. James H. Fleener*+

Cpl. Frank I. Muther*

 Cpl. Joseph P. Zinani Jr.*+

Pfc. Edwin M. Fontes*+

Pvt. Manuel G. Nevarez*

Tec 5 Eugene P. Zingheim*+


The above roster is based on U. S. Army Reports, newspaper articles, and the personal testimonies of the surviving members of Company C.  If a member of Company C, who served in the Philippine Islands,  was inadvertently omitted from this roster, please let us know so that the omission can be corrected.  If you have information on a  member of Company C, a photograph of a member of Company C, or  would like to correct inaccurate information on a member of Company C, please contact us at:  



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