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Allen, 2nd Lt. John H. Jr.

2nd Lt. John Henry Allen
Born: 26 June 1917 – Minnesota
Parents: John H. Allen Sr. and Rose Bollman-Allen
Siblings: 1 brother
Home: 225 Charles Street – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Education:
– Central High School – St. Paul, Minnesota

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Basham, T/Sgt. Charles E.

T/Sgt. Charles Elmer Basham
Born: 22 July 1919 – Kentucky
Mother: Thomas Basham and Mattie Hickeson-Basham
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother
Home: 326 Bartles Bottom Road – Meade County, Kentucky
Education: Grade School
Occupation: sheet metal worker
Inducted:
– U.S.

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Bensing, Cpl. Elmer J. Jr.

Cpl. Elmer John Bensing Jr. was the son of Elmer J. Bensing Sr and Lenore Wilson-Bensing and was born on December 12, 1918, in Louisville, Kentucky. With his three younger brothers and two younger sisters, he resided at 1452 South

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Blair, Pvt Joe D.

Pvt. Joe Daniel Blair 
Born: 14 October 1916 – Stone County, Missouri 
Parents: Andrew J. Blair and Lennie L. Kirkendall-Blair 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 7 brothers 
Hometown: Galena, Missouri 
Education: left high school after three years 
Occupation: worked on the family

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Brown, Cpl. Alpheus W.

Cpl. Alpheus Ward Brown
Born: 23 August 1919 – Orleans, Iowa
Parents: William H. Brown & Lois O. Edwards-Brown
Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers
Lived: Superior, Iowa – 1930
Hometown: Lake Hubert, Minnesota
– living with his two brothers
Occupation:

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Buggs, PFC Lester R.

PFC Lester Raymond Buggs was the son of Emil A. Buggs and Helen Ohl-Buggs. He was born on October 1, 1918, and grew up at 618 South Academy Street in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was employed as a linesman for the

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Chumley, PFC George E.

PFC George Everett Chumley was born on May 24, 1921, to Wiley Chumley & Lola Taylor-Chumley, and was known as “Everett” to his family. It is known he had two sisters and a brother and grew up on Greenville Street

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Coats, Pvt. Wallace H.

Pvt. Wallace Herman Coats was born on February 27, 1918, in Birdwell, Texas. He was the foster son of Mattie F. Coats and Wallace O. Coats. He grew up outside of Ryan, Oklahoma, on the family farm and married Venis

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Cook, Pvt. Robert S.

Pvt. Robert Stellers Cook
Born: 23 October 1910 – Arkansas
Mother: Robert L. Cook and Mable Lipsey-Cook
Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers
Home: 629 East Block Street – El Dorado, Arkansas
– grew up in Magnolia, Arkansas
Enlisted:
– U.S.

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Cope, Tec 5 Artie P.

T/5 Artie P. Cope
Born: 17 October 1917 – Arkansas
Parents: Robert J. Cope and Florence Shields-Cope
Siblings: 2 sisters, 6 brothers
Hometown: Greenwood, Arkansas
– moved to California sometime during 1940
Home: Salinas, California
Enlisted: California National Guard
Selective

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Cravens, Pvt. Maynard C.

Pvt. Maynard C. Cravens was born on October 16, 1918, in Booneville, Kentucky, to William D. Cravens and Mary Belle Jaaggers-Cravens. With his sister and two brothers, he grew up in Hart County, Kentucky. He also had four half-sisters and

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DuBois, Pvt. Albert J.

Pvt. Albert Joseph DuBois was born on January 16, 1918, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Peter and Philamoine DuBois. While a child, Albert’s father passed away, and his mother remarried and the family moved to Webster, Wisconsin. After he finished

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