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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.
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192nd Tank Battalion

192nd – Co. D

          Headquarters Provisional Tank Group   Capt. Edwin W. Rue* Cpl. Elmer J. Bensing Jr. Sgt. Vernon H. Bussell*+ Pvt. Daniel H. Nugent

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192nd Tank Battalion

192nd – Co. C

Headquarters Company, 192nd Tank Battalion Capt. Arthur V. Burholt*+ Sgt. John G. Kolesar Jr.*+ Pvt. Russell D. Simon*+ Assigned to B Company, 192nd Tank Battalion

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192nd Tank Battalion

192nd – Co. A

             Headquarters, Provisional Tank Group M/Sgt. Robert G. Havens*+ PFC Donald E. Knipshield*+ M/Sgt. George Prueher*+ Headquarters Company 192nd Tank Battalion

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192nd - D Co.

Carter, PFC James M.

PFC James Melvin Carter was born on August 25, 1919, in Graves County, Kentucky, and was the son of Henry D. Carter and Regina Lois

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192nd - D Co.

Cravens, Pvt. William T.

Pvt. William Thomas Cravens was born on August 20, 1917, in Henry County, Kentucky, to William H. Cravens and Stella Powell-Cravens. It is known that

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194th - HQ Co.

Schlitz, PFC Michael W.

PFC Michael W. Schlitz was born on December 3, 1919, in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Nicholas J. Schlitz and Catherine A. Sayles-Schiltz, and had a

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194th - C Co.

Andersen, Cpl. John N.

Cpl. John N. Andersen was born on October 12, 1918, in Big Rock, Illinois, to Robert Andersen and Carrie Jensen-Andersen. He was the youngest of

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192nd - C Co.

Long, PFC Collen W.

Name: PFC Collen Wesley LongBorn: 8 December 1914 – Ross County, OhioParents: Warren K. Long and Goldie Rae Woods-LongSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brother– only his

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192nd - HQ Co.

Long, PFC Winton J.

PFC Winton Jean Long was born on August 11, 1920, in Washington State to Harrison A. Long and Ethel E. Wood-Long and was the oldest

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194th - HQ Co.

Abapo, Pvt. George L.

Pvt. George Lavarez Abapo was born on May 9, 1911, in Bay Bey, Leyte, Philippine Islands. He attended high school but left after one year

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