D Company


The Men 192nd Tank Battalion

Company D


This roster is comprised of two groups that went to the Philippines in November of 1941.  Together, they make up the men of the192nd Tank Battalion, Company D, which originated as the 38th Divisional Tank Company of the Kentucky National Guard from Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

Before the Battle of the Philippines, D Company was attached to the 194th Tank Battalion, but according to U. S. Army documents, the official transfer of the company to the 194th Tank Battalion was suspended indefinitely.

+  Indicates those men who died during World War II

* National Guardsmen

These Members of D Company are Buried at the American Military Cemetery at Manila as







Provisional Tank Group 

Capt. Edwin W. Rue*


Cpl. Elmer J. Bensing Jr.

Sgt. Vernon H. Bussell*+

Pvt. Daniel H. Nugent


Cpl. Edward P. Serpell



Headquarters Company

192nd Tank Battalion




1st. Lt. George A. Van Arsdall*+




Sgt. William C. Alford*

Pvt. Lonnie L. Gray*

Pvt. Ernest L. Sampson Jr.*

Pvt. Elzie E. Anness*+

Pvt. Lyle C. Harlow*

Sgt. Jennings B. Scanlon Jr.*+

Pvt. William E. Blacketer*

Pvt. Stanley H. Kyler*

Pvt. Reid T. Shewmaker*

T/Sgt. Johnnie W. Bottoms Sr.*+

Pvt. Fred G. Leonard Jr.*+

Pvt. Cecil J. Sims*

Pvt. Grover C. Brummett*

Pfc. Lawrence I. Martin*

Pvt. Marvin D. Taylor*

Pfc. Robert V. Cloyd*+

Pfc. Albert B. Moore*

Pvt. Cecil R. VanDiver*

Pfc. Ancel E. Crick*+

Pfc. William L. Peavler*

Pvt. Grover D. Whittinghill*

Pfc. John L. Cummins*+

Pfc. Field M. Reed Jr.*

Pvt. Edward G. Wills Jr.*+

Pvt. James W. Durr*

Pvt. Campbell K. Sadler*

Pvt. Lucian F. Yankey*

Pvt. Willard E. Foster*+

Pvt. James W.  Sallee*+

Pvt. Willard R. Yeast*+


Assigned to 

Company A


2nd Lt. Everett R. Preston*+


Assigned to

Company C


1st Lt. William H. Gentry*


Company D

 192nd Tank Battalion
After arriving in the Philippines, D Company was scheduled to be transferred to the 194th Tank Battalion.
According military records, when the Japanese attacked Clark Field, the transfer was never completed. The company did fight with the 194th Tank Battalion but remained part of the 192nd Tank Battalion.


2nd Lt. Harry R. Lafon Jr.*+

2nd Lt. Archibald B. Rue*+

Pvt. William E. Adams Pvt. George R. Dietrich Pvt. Willis E. Lewis
Pvt. Eduardo R. Aguero+ Pvt. David A. Dowell Sgt. Claude Likens
Pvt. John B. Aldred T/5 Everett E. Ferguson+ Pvt. Woodrow P. Lofton+
Pvt. Clarence L. Allen+ Pvt. Harold J. Ferguson ` Pvt. George W. Logan
Pfc. Crate D. Anderson+ Pfc. Earl W. Fowler* Pfc. Marvin Marksberry
S/Sgt. Joe R. Anness Jr.* Sgt. Edward T. French*+ Pvt. Emmit A. McDow+
Pvt. William L. Arnold Sgt. Morgan R. French* Pvt. Martin W. McGrath+
Pvt. John B. Babb+ Sgt. John A. Funk+ S/Sgt. Joe B. Million*+
S/Sgt. Donald M. Barden+ Cpl. Ernest Garcia Pvt. Lewis T. Nix Jr.+
T/5 Eber L. Boden+ Pfc. Roy E. Goodpaster*+ Pvt. Lawrence Odom
Pfc. Patrick F. Boone Cpl. Raymond J. Graham+ Sgt. Charles R. Quinn*
Pvt. George H. Boyce+ Pvt. James T. Groves Pfc. Charles E. Reed*
Pvt. Robert H. Brooks+ T/5 Burl L. Harris Pvt. Willard Rose
Pfc. Thomas F. Brooks+ Pvt. Jacob P. Henry+ Pfc. Garratt G. Royalty*
Pvt. Tansell E. Bruce T/5 Thomas P. Hickey+ Sgt. John E. Sadler*
Pfc. James M. Carter+ Pvt. George Holman Sgt. Heze F. Sallee*+
Pvt. Ross Casmo Jr. Sgt Aaron C. Hopper Pvt. Paige E. Sapp
Sgt. Isaac H. Causey+ Pvt. Ervin D. Horttor Pvt. James W. Scaife
Pfc. J. Carlie Choate Pvt. Kenneth M.  Hourigan* Pvt. James C. Secrist+
Pvt. James L. Choate+ Pvt. A. L. Humphrey Jr. Sgt. Judson D. Simpson*
Sgt. George O. Christopher Pfc. Wesley D. Hungate*+ Pvt. Jabe C. Smith
Pfc. George E. Chumley* Pvt. William H. Jardot+ Sgt. William D. Sparrow Jr*
Sgt. Morris S. Collier* Pvt. Ira L. Jeffries Sgt. Herbert C. Steele*+
Pvt. Sidney A. Coy Pvt. Otha Johnson Pfc. Ralph L. Stine*
Pvt. Maynard C. Cravens T/5 James E. Jones+ 1st Sgt. Yandell Terhune*+
Pvt. Woodrow W. Cravens T/4 Birchell Keeling*+ Pvt. James C. Thompson
Pvt/ John O. Cunningham+ T/5 William C. Kent+ Cpl. Edward V. Trisler*+
Sgt. Oscar Dean*+ Sgt. Marcus A. Lawson* Pvt. Peter H. Tschudi
S/Sgt. Wallace Denny*+ Sgt. Richard T. Leake S/Sgt. Maurice E. Wilson*
Sgt. Ben R. Devine Jr.*+ Pvt. Hugh J. Leonard*+ Cpl. Claude L. Yeast*

The above roster is based on U. S. Army Reports, newspaper articles, and the personal testimonies of the surviving members of Company D.  If a member of Company D, 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 D, a photograph of a member of Company D, or  would like to correct inaccurate information on a member of Company D, please contact us at:



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