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Albert, PFC Robert J.

PFC Robert J. Albert
Born: 22 August 1918 – Michigan
Mother: Angeline Gagnon
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Siblings: Not Known
Inducted:
– U.S. Army
– Unknown
Training:
– Fort Lewis, Washington
Units:
– 194th Tank Battalion

On August 15, 1941, the

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Allen, Cpl. William S.

Cpl. William Sherman Allen
Born: 8 August 1918 – Union Star, Missouri
Parents: William E. & Margaret Allen
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother
Hometown: 6708 Kings Hill Avenue – Saint Joseph, Missouri
Education: Benton High School
– Class of 1936

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Becker, PFC Harold C.

PFC Harold Carl Becker on April 23, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, to Henry and Adeline Becker. With his two sisters and five brothers, one of which was his twin, he lived at 622 South Eleventh Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and

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Beggs, Pvt. Harold R.

Pvt. Harold Richard Beggs was the son of Carl L. Beggs & Lydia M. Ohlinger-Beggs and was born on September 26, 1920, in Port Clinton, Ohio. He was one of the couple’s four children. As a child, he grew up

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Boone, PFC Patrick F.

PFC Patrick Francis Boone was born on November 19, 1916, in Grayson County, Kentucky, to Frank Boone and Mary Ann Lush-Boone. With his three sisters and two brothers, he lived on the family farm outside of Leitchfield, Kentucky. Like many

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Chio, Cpl. Wade W.

Cpl. Wade W. Chio was the son of Joseph Chio & Goldie Bodi-Chio. He was born on May 30, 1919, on the Howard Farms in Ohio. He was one of the couples’ eight children. His father was a farmer and

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Choate, Pvt. James C.

Pvt. James Carlie Choate was born on June 13, 1919, in Bonnieville, Kentucky, to James R. Choate and Mille Meredith-Choate. He was known as “Carlie” to his family and friends. With his three brothers and four sisters, he grew up

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Combs, PFC Aaron A.

PFC Aaron Arnold Combs 
Born: 1 July 1919 – Bloomfield, Indiana 
Parents: Homer Combs and Grace Quillen-Combs 
Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers 
Hometown: Bloomfield, Indiana 
Enlisted: 
– U.S. Army 
– 15 January 1938 -Cambridge, Ohio 
– since he was in

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Conover, PFC Earl M.

PFC Earl Maurice Conover was the son of Wyatt Conover and Ila Epperson-Conover. He was born on September 17, 1917, in Columbia, Kentucky. With his two sisters, he grew up on Jamestown Street in Columbia, Kentucky, and was a 1935

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Cornils, Cpl. Albert H.

Cpl. Albert Herman Cornils was born on September 15, 1916, in Downers Grove, Illinois, to Herman Cornils and Eva Bolsby-Cornils. With his brother, he lived at 5140 Benton Avenue in Downers Grove, Illinois, and attended Downers Grove High School. After

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Covyeow, Pvt. Earl T.

Pvt. Earl Terrance Covyeow 
Born: 15 October 1913 – Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Father: John Covyeow & Florence J. Ferrin-Covyeow 
– mother died when he was a child 
Step-parents: Herman & Louise Mielitz 
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother 
Home: 1522 Hillside Avenue,

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Dravo, Cpl. George E.

Cpl. George Emery Dravo was born on June 6, 1920, in Chicago Ridge, Illinois, to Eugene Dravo and Catherine Kreton-Dravo. The family moved to Maywood, Illinois, and as a child and lived at 1508 South Fourth Avenue and attended the

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