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Kaplar

Kaplar, Pvt. Nick

Very little is known about Pvt. Nick Kaplar. What is known is that he was born on May 29, 1915, in Chicago, Illinois, and had two sisters. It appears his father passed away and his mother, Cecelia, married Joseph Kohniak

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Kirchhoff, Pvt. Herbert C. Jr.

Pvt. Herbert C. Kirchhoff Jr. was born on June 7, 1919, to Lucille & Herbert C. Kirchhoff Sr. in Peoria, Illinois. He was known as “Bud” to his family and friends. Herb, with his sister and three brothers, lived at

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Koleczek, Cpl. John

Cpl. John Koleczek was born on January 10, 1915, in Ohio to Peter & Mary Koleczek. With his two sisters and two brothers, he grew up at 4712 Lester Street, Cleveland, Ohio. Little is known about his personal life except

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Kyler, Pvt. Stanley H.

Pvt. Stanley Hardin Kyler was born on September 22, 1922, in Washington County, Kentucky, to Royal Lambert Kyler and Mary Divine-Kyler. His mother passed away when he was a child, and his father married Ova Theodore Perkins-Kyler. Stanley had one

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Lang, T/Sgt. Sidney G.

T/Sgt. Sidney Gerald Lang
Born: 23 March 1917 – Monterey, California
Parents: Charles Lang & Anna Ingram-Lang
Siblings: Donald & Russell
Hometown: Alisal, California
Occupation: plumber
Enlisted: California National Guard
– joined with, his best friend, Raymond Peoples
Selective Service

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Langley

Langley, Pvt. Alfred R.

Pvt. Alfred Raymond Langley was born on February 26, 1912, in Rector, Arkansas, to Walter W. & Alma Langley and was the third oldest of the couple’s four children. His younger brother died as a child. Alfred grew up in

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Marksberry, PFC Marvin

PFC Marvin Marksberry was one of six sons born to Lillie Mae and James Marksberry. He was born on April 21, 1919, and raised in Grant County, Kentucky. He was the couple’s third oldest son.

Like many young men of

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Martin, Cpl. J. Robert

Cpl. James Robert Martin was the son of Harry. A. Martin and Mary O’Brien-Martin. He was born on January 2, 1918, in Chicago. As a child, he and his one sister and four brothers grew up first in Lombard, Illinois,

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On November 25, 1940, the tank company was called to federal service as D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. The company boarded 10 trucks in Harrodsburg on November 28th and its tanks were loaded onto a flatcar and taken by train to Ft. Knox. The company left Harrodsburg at 12:30 P.M. arriving about four hours later at 4:30 P.M.

McKinney, Pvt. Ernest L.

Pvt. Ernest Lee McKinney 
Born: 3 October 1918 – Elberton, Washington 
Parents: Thomas McKinney and Annie Maude Stairrett-McKinney 
– mother remarried 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers 
Home: Whitman County, Washington 
– working in Stevens County, Washington 
Employment: worked for his

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McKnight, Pvt. Thomas W.

Pvt. Thomas William McKnight
Born: 16 June 1918 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Parents: Thomas & Mary McKnight
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother
Hometown: Epping, New Hampshire
Residence: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Education:
– attended the University of Virginia
Employment: American Non-Grain Barge

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Mogyorosi, Pvt. George E.

Pvt. George E. Mogyorosi
Born: 17 July 1923 – Cleveland, Ohio
Parents: George and Susan Mogyorosi
Siblings: 1 sister
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Enlisted:
– U.S. Army
– 8 January 1941 – Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio
Training:
– Fort Knox, Kentucky

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OConnell

O’Connell, Sgt. Joseph H.

Sgt. Joseph Henry O’Connell was the son of William & Margaret O’Connell and born on May 15, 1924, in Indiana. He grew up on Rural Route #2 in Harmony Township, Rock County, Wisconsin, with his three brothers. While in high

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