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Avila, Pvt. John

Pvt. John Avila on December 8, 1914, in Erath County, Texas.  He was living in Dallas County, Texas when he was inducted into the army. He did his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and was sent to Camp Polk,

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Biddle, PFC William E.

What is known about PFC William Esco Biddle is that he was born on October 16, 1922, in Vincennes, Indiana. He was the youngest of three children born to Esco W. Biddle and Pearl Walker-Biddle. He grew up Clinton, Indiana,

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Fox, Sgt. Raymond E.

Sgt. Raymond E. Fox 
Born: 29 January 1920 – Brainerd, Minnesota 
Parents: Oscar R. Fox and Edith L. Cain-Fox 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers 
Home: 701 North Eighth Street – Brainerd, Minnesota  
Occupation: sandblaster – foundry 
Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard 

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Hobbs, Sgt. John E.

Sgt. John Elmer Hobbs Jr. was born on September 12, 1919, in West Virginia to John E. Hobbs Sr. and Ethel Wieneke-Hobbs. With his two sisters, he grew up in Shadyside, Ohio, and graduated from Shadyside High School. After high

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Leonard, Pvt. Hugh J.

Pvt. Hugh Jackson Leonard was born on December 31, 1915, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Bessie E. Walston-Leonard and Jackson H. Leonard and was one of the couple’s three sons. With his brothers, he grew up in Perryville, Kentucky. Like

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McComas, Sgt. James F.

Sgt. James Francis McComas was born on June 6, 1920, in Brained, Minnesota, to Walter J. McComas and Elizabeth Koering-McComas. With his two sisters and three brothers, he grew up at 201 Third Avenue Northeast in Brainerd.

At some point,

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Morley, Major John C.

Major John Coffinberry Morley was the oldest of five children born to Lieutenant Commander John Edward Morley and Nadine Morgan Coffinberry-Morley. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 6, 1904, and lived at 10819 Magnolia Avenue in Cleveland, where

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Schultz, Sgt. James H.

Sgt. James Herman Schultz was one of the six children of Herman A. Schultz and Norma E. Davis-Schultz and was born on February 10, 1923, in Milton Junction, Wisconsin. He attended grade school there and was a graduate of Milton

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Stoudt, Pvt. Daniel N.

Pvt. Daniel N. Stoudt was born in a log cabin in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania on May 17, 1917, to Salome and Joseph Stoudt. The cabin was located two miles from the town of Sharttesville. When Daniel was three

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Sykora, Pvt. Vincent C.

Pvt. Vincent C. Sykora was born in Baylor County, Texas, in 1918 to Vincent J. Sykora and Anna Krenek-Sykora and was one of the couple’s four children. His mother died in 1928, and he and his siblings were living with

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