Fort Knox, Kentucky
1940 - 1941
Photo of C Company taken at the armory in Port Clinton, Ohio in 1940. Men whose names are followed by an asterisk did go to the Philippine Islands.
From left; Front Row: Pvt. Edward Grogg, Pvt. Silas LeGrow, Pfc. John Short, Cpl. Virgil C. Janes, Pfc. Harold R. Beggs, Pvt. Wade Chio, Pvt. Chester S. DeCant, Pvt. John J. Morine, Cpl. John Miklo, Cpl. Edsel E. Kirk*, Pfc. George H. Smith*,
Second Row: Sgt. Elmer N. Smith, Sgt. George S. Carr*, 1st/Sgt. Andrew Migala*, 1st. Lt. Raymond H. Conley*, 1st. Lt. Robert Sorenson, Capt. Joseph Braddock*, 2nd Lt. Harold Collins, 2nd Lt. Authur Burholt, S/Sgt. Carl H. Meighan*, Sgt. Virgil M. Gordon*, Sgt. John R. Andrews.
Third Row: Sgt. Olen C. Elwell, Sgt. Joseph J. Wierzchon, S/Sgt. Henry M. Wierzba*, Sgt. Steve Eliyas, Sgt. Joseph J. Hrupcho, Sgt. Joseph W. Beard, Pfc. Alton M. Dodway, Pvt. Kenneth E. Thompson, Cpl. Howard M. Wodrich.
Fourth Row: Pfc. Joseph Zam, Pvt. John Kovach, Pvt. John J. Minier, Pvt. Jacob A. Schmidt, Pvt. Rollie C. Harger, Pfc. James W. O'Brien, Cpl. Russell D. Simon, Pvt. John G. Kolesar, Pvt. Charles R. Boeshart, Pvt. Charles P. Chaffin, Pvt. John F. Reed*.
*Did not go to the Philippine Islands.
Courtesy of the Ida Rupp Library
|Lt. Harold Collin, Lt.
Arthur Burholdt, and Capt. Robert Sorenson meet on
November 27, 1940, the night before C Company left for
Fort. Knox, Kentucky.
|Members of C Company
on train bound for Ft. Knox, Kentucky, on November 28,
Capt. Harold Collins holding his daughter, Carol, poses for this picture with his wife.
Courtesy of Carol Berhman
Pvt. Charles Looney sits inside a tank.
Charles Looney died as a POW.
Courtesy of Donald Hawkins
LaGrow and John Minier at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.
Courtesy of John Minier