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James Opolony is a retired teacher from Proviso East High School, Maywood, Illinois and the Project Coordinator for the Proviso East High School Bataan Commemorative Research Project. His work on that project has made him the expert on the 192nd and now the 194th Tank Battalions, as well as the stories of the men who made up those battalions. The re-sulting website has won awards from the Illinois State Board of Education and is part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Besides his career as a high school teacher, Jim regularly makes presentations to groups around the US, informing others of the great history of the regular citizens who became the heroes of Bataan. He has worked with the Illinois National Guard to preserve the stories and artifacts he has collected during his work on this project.
Nevarez
194th - C Co.

Nevarez, Pvt. Manuel G.

Pvt. Manuel Gutierrez Nevarez was born on May 12, 1918, in Durango, Mexico to Alfredo and Alexandra Nevarez. He was the oldest of six children,

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192nd Tank Battalion

192nd – HQ Co.

          Headquarters, Provisional Tank Group Major John C. Morley+             Major Havelock D. Nelson+ Cpl. Daniel H. Nugent 

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192nd Tank Battalion

192nd – Co. B

          Headquarters, Provisional Tank Group Cpl. William E. Burns Jr.*+ Sgt. Norman F. Spencer*+           Headquarters Company,

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Proviso WWII Dead

S/Sgt. Louis J. Aiani Jr. ’41  USAAC Sgt. Jack J. Griswold ’38*  USA Pvt. James P. Miller ’41  USA 1st. Lt. Paul W. Andermann ’39 

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17th Ordnance Company

17th Ordnance

          Transferred to 86th Field Artillery – 2 April 1942 2nd Lt. George T. Holland           Headquarters, Provisional

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194th Tank Battalion

194th – C Co.

Headquarters Company, 194th Tank Battalion Capt. Lyman E. Johnson*                      1st Lt. Benjamin E. Gwynn*+ 1st

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194th Tank Battalion

194th – A Co.

Headquarters, Provisional Tank Group Pvt. Joseph Sanchez Pvt. William J. Smith*+ Headquarters Company, 194th Tank Battalion Lt. Col. Ernest B. Miller*      Capt. Clinton

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194th Tank Battalion

194th – HQ Co.

          Headquarters, Provisional Tank Group Lt. Col. Thaddeus E. Smyth+ Pvt. George L. Abapo Pvt. Luther D. Hall* PFC Willard E. Hall*

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