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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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Fox, Sgt. Raymond E.

Sgt. Raymond E. Fox 
Born: 29 January 1920 – Brainerd, Minnesota 
Parents: Oscar R. Fox & 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. & 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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McComas, Sgt. James F.

Sgt. James Francis McComas was born on June 6, 1920, in Brained, Minnesota, to Walter J. McComas & 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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Schultz, Sgt. James H.

Sgt. James Herman Schultz was one of the six children of Herman A. Schultz & 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 & 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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