Roster: May 3, 2019

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194th - A Co.

Gravitt, Pvt. Lyle R.

Pvt. Lyle Robert Gravitt 
Born: 19 December 1919 – Ames, Iowa 
Parents: Joseph B. Gravitt & Letha M. Bates-Gravitt 
– step-father: James M. Smith 
Siblings: 3 sisters, 1 brother, 1 half-sister, 1 half-brother 
Hometown: Union, Iowa 
Education: 2 years of

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194th - C Co.

Grayson, PFC Clyde M.

PFC Clyde M. Grayson 
Born: 1 December 1906 – Rolla, Missouri
Parents: Marion Grayson & Lena Grabill-Grayson
Siblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers
– the family moved to California by 1920
Married: Jewel Grayson
– divorced by 1940
Children: 1 daughter

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192nd - A Co.

Greenfield, Pvt. Eugene C.

Pvt. Eugene Charles Greenfield was born on July 21, 1918, in Alliance, Ohio, to Howard E. Greenfield and Grace Lavinia-Greenfield and lived in East Liverpool, Ohio. It is known he had one sister and that his family later resided in

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192nd - B Co.

Sears, Pvt. Lawrence M.

Pvt. Lawrence M. Sears was born on March 9, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois. His father died when he was a child and his two brothers, his mother, Louise, and Larry lived in the family home in Winfield, Illinois. He was

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17th Ordnance Company

Sebastian, Tec 5 Virgil

T/5 Virgil Sebastian
Born: 6 October 1922 – Booneville, Kentucky
Parents: Edward Sebastian & Ellen McIntosh-Sebastian
Siblings: 1 brother
Home: Mulberry Street – Booneville, Kentucky
Occupation: laborer – Civilian Conservation Corps
– U.S. Army
– 13 January 1941 –

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192nd - D Co.

Secrist, Pvt. James C.

Pvt. James Campbell Secrist 
Born: 21 December 1918 – Avella, Pennsylvania 
Parents: Orville J. Secrist & Anna Melissa Kennerdall-Secrist 
Home: 710 Wertz Northwest – Canton, Ohio 
Occupation: worker – steel mill roller manufacturing company 
– U. S. Army 

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192nd - A Co.

Semrow, Sgt. Donald K.

Sgt. Donald Kenneth Semrow was born on January 4, 1922, in Janesville, Wisconsin, to George P. Semrow and Alice L. McPherson-Semrow. With his two sisters and four brothers, he lived at 303 South Pearl Street in Janesville. While he was

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192nd Tank Battalion

Serpell, Cpl. Edward P.

Cpl. Edward Patrick Serpell
Born: 26 February 1919 – Lexington, Kentucky
Parents: Jane Farrell-Serpell & John Serpell
Sibling: 1 brother
Nickname: Pat
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
– 1930 – lived with maternal grandmother at 220 Market Street
– 1935 – resided

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192nd - B Co.

Shaffer, Pvt. Ralph R.

Pvt. Ralph Raymond Shaffer was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 14, 1918, to  Emory and Ellen Shaffer and grew up on the north side of Chicago at 1701 North Park Avenue Avenue and 1605 North Lawndale Avenue. He attended

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194th - HQ Co.

Shapley, Pvt. Gerald P.

Pvt. Gerald Page Shapley 
Born: 1922 – Seattle, Washington 
Parents: Marion & Dorothy Shapley 
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother 
Hometown: Seattle, Washington 
Enlisted: Washington National Guard 
– Field Artillery
– U. S. Army 
– 16 September 1940 – Seattle,

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192nd - A Co.

Shea, PFC Bernard K.

PFC Bernard Kuenzie Shea Jr. was born in 1920 to Bernard K. Shea & Alice Kuenzie-Shea. His family lived and worked on the family farm outside of Beloit, Wisconsin. According to other members of A Company, Bernard joined the National

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17th Ordnance Company

Shelton, Pvt. Richard H.

Pvt. Richard H. Shelton
Born: 4 November 1919 – Putman County, West Virginia
Mother: Mrs. Virginia Matthews Step-father: Joseph H. Matthews
Siblings: 1 sister
Home: Putnam County, West Virginia 
Graduated: Buffalo High School – Buffalo, West Virginia 
– U.S.

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