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Pvt. John T. Lewis, Pvt. Ralph Taylor and Pvt. Paul Ratay pose for this photo at Ft. Knox during the summer of 1941 on the parade ground at Ft. Knox.  The parade ground was later named Brooks Field in honor of Robert Brooks of D Company who was the first tanker killed in WWII.

Pvt. John T. Lewis did not go to the Philippine Islands.  Pvt. Ralph Taylor and Pvt. Paul Ratay both died as Japanese POWs.

Courtesy of Tony Medahl

 

 

On March 21, 1941, Cpl. Howard Stickel posed for this photo at Ft. Knox.

Cpl. Howard Stickel died as a Japanese POW.

Courtesy of Tony Medahl

 

 

On July 23, 1941, Pvt. Ralph Taylor paused to have his picture taken at Ft. Knox.

Ralph Taylor died while a POW

Courtesy of Tony Medahl

 

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