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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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Werstovshek, Cpl. Willard J.

Cpl. Willard John Werstovshek Born: 12 December 1913 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Anthone Werstovshek & Emily Kulle-Werstovshek Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 1103 South Circle Avenue – Forest

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Proviso Students

White, Pvt. Edward D.

Pvt. Edward Douglas White Born: 7 April 1922 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Edward D. White & Ann Marie Greiner-White Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers – one sister died as

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Proviso Students

Willson, F/Sgt. John C.

F/Sgt. John Campbell Willson Born: 7 April 1922 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Parents: Charles A. & Euphemia L. Willson– moved to the United States to

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Proviso Students

Winkler, P/Sgt. Richard C.

P/Sgt. Richard Carl Winkler Jr. Born: 15 February 1920 – Forest Park, Illinois Parents: Richard C. Winkler Sr. & Anna Lohr-Winkler Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Home: – 1042 South

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Wise, S1/c Robert B.

S1/c Robert Benjamin Wise Born: 27 May 1921 – Oak Park, IllinoisParents: Boyd B. Wise & Ingeborg Mausen-WiseSiblings: 1 sisterHome:– 230 South Mannheim Road – Bellwood,

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Proviso Students

Wittekindt, Sgt. Glen A.

Sgt. Glen Arthur Wittekindt Born: 4 March 1921 – Oak Park, Illinois Parents: Henry H. Wittekindt & Attie Amundsen-Wittekindt Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 712 Chicago Avenue, Maywood,

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Proviso Students

Wolf, T/Sgt. George L.

T/Sgt. George Lee Wolf Born: 14 December 1916 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Manford L. Wolf & Alma A. Bedard-Wolf Siblings: 3 sisters Home: – 1618 North Main Street – Melrose

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Worts, Cox LeRoy R.

Cox LeRoy Roger Worts Born: 17 January 1925 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Patrick & Ruth Worts Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 522 South Harlem Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Saint

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Proviso Students

Young, Capt. Martin W.

Capt. Martin Walter Young Born: 2 February 1920 – Chicago, IllinoisParents: Martin Young & Adaline Petera-YoungHome:– 2115 North Seventy-second Court – Elmwood Park, Illinois– lived in

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