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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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17th Ordnance Company

Adair, S/Sgt. Winifred H.

S/Sgt. Winifred Horace Adair was born on February 22, 1917, in Evansville, Indiana, to Arthur E. Adair and Lulu Mazes-Adair, and had two sisters and

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192nd - C Co.

Adams, Pvt. Leonard M.

Pvt. Leonard Marvin Adams was born on August 7, 1919, in Montague County, Texas, to Daniel W. Adams and Rosa Adams. With his three sisters

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Adams W.
192nd - D Co.

Adams, Pvt. William E.

Pvt. William Eugene Adams was born on February 9, 1919, in Larue County, Kentucky to John Adams and Ruth Robinson-Adams. Like many others of the

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17th Ordnance Company

Adams, S/Sgt. Nevel C.

S/Sgt. Nevel C. Adams was born on May 1, 1907, in Madison County, Kentucky, to John L. Adams and Sallie Daugherty-Adams. He had had five

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192nd - D Co.

Aguero, Pvt. Eduardo R.

Pvt. Eduardo Rodrigues Aguero was born in DeWitt County, Texas, on October 14, 1914. It is known that his father was Atanasio Agueroand that he

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194th - A Co.

Ahlgrim, Pvt. Melvin D.

Pvt. Melvin Donald Ahlgrim was born on August 6, 1913, in Brainerd, Minnesota, to Louis F. Ahlgrim and Alice Prentice-Ahlgrim. With his two sisters and

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Proviso Students

Aiani, S/Sgt. Louis J. Jr.

S/Sgt. Louis James Aiani Jr. Born: 22 March 1923 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Louis J. Aiani Sr., & Susan Vacca-Aiani Siblings: 4 brothers, 1 sister Home: 2153 North73rd Court

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17th Ordnance Company

Aikin, Pvt. James T.

Pvt. James Taylor Aikin was born on December 11, 1925, in Garnettsville, Kentucky, to Samuel B. Aikin Sr. and Minola McCoy-Aikin. With his three sisters

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194th - A Co.

Alberg, Sgt. Lawrence R.

Sgt. Lawrence Robert Alberg was born on October 21, 1918, in Brainerd, Minnesota, to Emil R. Alberg and Clara Tollefson-Alberg and had a sister and

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194th - HQ Co.

Albert, PFC Robert J.

PFC Robert John Albert was born on August 22, 1918, in Sault St. Marie, Michigan. His mother was Angeline Anderson but nothing is known about

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