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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.
Aldred
192nd - D Co.

Aldred, Pvt. John B.

Pvt. John Byrne Aldred was born on June 20, 1918, to Alfred R. Aldred and Kathleen Byrne-Aldred in Louisville, Kentucky. He was one of the

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AlfordW
192nd - HQ Co.

Alford, T/Sgt. William C.

Sgt. William C. Alford was born on October 1, 1921, to George Alford and Sadie May Miller-Alford in Danville, Kentucky. He attended school from kindergarten through eighth grade in Danville, but for high school, he traveled to Burgin, Kentucky.In July 1939, he joined the Kentucky National Guard’s 38th Tank Company from Harrodsburg.

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17th Ordnance Company

Allen, Cpl. Fred J.

Cpl. Fred Joseph Allen was born on April 17, 1920, in Kentucky to Lawrence J. Allen Sr. and Sadie Belle Felker-Allen. With his sister and

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Allen_J
194th - A Co.

Allen, Cpl. John J.

Cpl. John Jay Allen was born on October 24, 1921, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Hiram Allen and Maybelle Shrelrue-Allen. With his three sisters and three

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Allen W
194th - HQ Co.

Allen, Cpl. William S.

Cpl. William Sherman Allen was born on August 8, 1918, in Union Star, Missouri, to William E. Allen and Margaret Heard-Allen, and he had two

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194th - MD

Allen, PFC Floyd T.

PFC Floyd Thomas Allen was born on December 23, 1919, in Richards Township, Montgomery County, Arkansas, to Charles Allen and Myrtle H. Anderson-Allen. It is

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AllenC
192nd - D Co.

Allen, Pvt. Clarence L.

Pvt. Clarence Lenn Allen was born on August 31, 1919, in Lyon County, Kentucky, to Alton D. Allen and Leena Landkin-Allen. With his sister and

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192nd - B Co.

Allison, PFC Elkoney A.

PFC Elkoney Albert Allison was the son of Thomas D. Allison and Etta C. Warren-Allison. He was born on November 25, 1916, in Baxter, Tennessee.

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AltmanJack2
192nd - D Co.

Altman, Capt. Jack C.

Capt. Jack Cary Altman was born in 1911 in Pitsburg County, Oklahoma, to Abram Altman and Nellie Mumaw-Altman. His parents divorced and his father married

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