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Allen, Cpl. William S.

Cpl. William Sherman Allen
Born: 8 August 1918 – Union Star, Missouri
Parents: William E. and 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 and Goldie Bodi-Chio. He was born on May 30, 1919, on the Howard Farms near Bond, Ohio, and was one of the couple’s eight children. His father was a farmer

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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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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 and Florence J. Ferrin-Covyeow 
– mother died when he was a child 
Step-parents: Herman and 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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Glass, Cpl. Willard G.

Cpl. Willard Garland Glass
Born: 22 December 1921 – Pellyton, Kentucky
Parents: William L. Glass and Exie M. Hall-Glass
Siblings:
– 2 sisters, 2 brothers
Hometown: Adkin, West Virginia
Enlisted:
– U.S. Army
– 7 January 1941 – Fort Hayes,

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Hicks, Cpl. Thomas J.

Cpl. Thomas Jefferson Hicks was born in Elkins, West Virginia, on April 13, 1918, to Albert J. Hicks & Mattie Barlow-Hicks. He had three sisters and three brothers and was known as “Tommy” to his family. His family moved to

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Janes, Cpl. Virgil C.

Cpl. Virgil Clarence Janes was the oldest of six sons born to Joseph H. Janes and Lavena J. Goode-Janes. He was born on January 29, 1920, and grew up, with his seven brothers, at 310 Harrison Street in Port Clinton,

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