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Adams, Pvt. Leonard M.

Pvt. Leonard Marvin Adams was born on August 7, 1919, in Montague County, Texas, to Daniel W. Adams & Rosa Adams. With his three sisters and five brothers, he grew up in Texas and Anadarko, Oklahoma, and attended Fairview School

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Alford, Sgt. William C.

Sgt. William Clinton 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

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Baker, Cpl. Milton

Cpl. Milton Baker
Born: 14 December 1911 – Kansas City, Missouri
Parents: Jacob & Dora Baker
Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers
Education: elementary school
Married: Margaret Baker
Home: 1308 Benton Boulevard – Kansas City, Missouri
Occupation: insurance agent
Selective Service

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Bashleben, Sgt. James P.

On December 20, 1917, James Philip Bashleben was born to Kuno Bashleben & Frances Boening-Bashleben. When he was ten, his mother passed away on May 2, 1928. After her death, he and his father lived with his grandmother at 3248

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Bird, Sgt. James A.

Very little is known about Sgt. James Anthony Bird. It is known that he was born on October 21, 1908, and raised in Geneva, Illinois. He was the son of James Bird and Mary Elizabeth France-Bird and had a sister.

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Buggs, PFC Wayne T.

PFC Wayne T. Buggs was the son of Arthur H. Buggs and Lillias Broege-Buggs and was born on October 5, 1919, in Janesville, Wisconsin. As a child, he lived at 414 North Main Street. To support himself, he worked as

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Burns, PFC Frank J.

PFC Frank Jefferson Burns
Born: 9 October 1924 – Humboldt County, California
Parents: Frank J. Burns Sr. & Georgia S. Cook-Burns
Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Education: Bakersfield High School
Home: Long Beach, California
Enlisted: California National Guard
Inducted: U. S. Army

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Busby, Pvt. Frank D.

Pvt. Frank David Busby
Born: 18 March 1921 – McComb, Mississippi
Parents: George Busby & Thelma E. Alexander-Busby
Siblings: 1 brother
Hometown: U.S. Route 45 – Paducah, Kentucky
Education: high school
Occupation: machinist
– Illinois Central Railroad Shops
Enlisted:

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Collier, Sgt. Morris S.

Sgt. Morris Stanland Collier
Born: 14 June 1918 – Mercer County, Kentucky
– first name: Maurice – may have changed it
– used “Morris” on his military records
Mother: Dametnes Collier & Maggie Carey-Collier
Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers

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Crago, PFC. John A.

PFC. John Albert Crago
Born: 3 April 1921 – Huntington County, Indiana
Parents: Charles O. Crago & Mabel V. Sharp-Crago
Hometown: Huntington, Indiana
Siblings: 4 sisters, 1 brother
Education: Lancaster High School – Lancaster, Indiana – 1940
Residence: 269 Jefferson

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Damos, Cpl. George S.

Cpl. George Steve Damos
Born: 13 October 1922 – Akron, Ohio
Parents: Steve & Mary Damos
Siblings: 1 brother
Home: 946 North Keystone Avenue – Akron, Ohio
Occupation: Worked in a restaurant
Enlisted:
– U.S. Army
– 12 July 1940

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DeGroot, Pvt. Edward L.

Pvt. Edward L. DeGroot was born on January 10, 1919, in Franksville, Wisconsin, to Peter and Mary Barth-DeGroot. He was the third oldest of the couple’s seven children. In 1940, his family was living on County Line Road in Racine

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