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Brittan, Sgt. Lewis H.

Sgt. Lewis H. Brittan was born on October 10, 1915, to Max & Fannie Brittan who were Russian immigrants. He and his brother were raised in Downers Grove, Illinois, and attended Downers Grove High School where he played basketball.

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Brummett, Pvt. Grover C.

Pvt. Grover Cleveland Brummett was born April 9, 1920, in Lancaster, Kentucky, to Joseph Brummett & Nellie Ashford-Brummett. He grew up on a small farm near Lancaster with his three sisters and two brothers. As a child, he attended school

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Bryant, Pvt. James M.

Pvt. James Maxie Bryant was born on September 25, 1920, in Inman, South Carolina, to William Bryant & Alma Bridges-Bryant. He was one of the couple’s two sons. His parents divorced when he was a child, and with his mother

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Burchard, PFC Earl O.

PFC Earl O. Burchard was the son of Orrin Burchard and Villa Johnson-Burchard and was born on October 22, 1917, in Superior, Wisconsin. With his two sisters and two brothers, he grew up at 413 South Linn Street in Janesville,

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Bushaw, Sgt. Delmon R.

Sgt. Delmon R. Bushaw was born on August June 25, 1919, in Mellen, Wisconsin, to Frank Bushaw & Mollie Albright-Burshaw. He was one of the couple’s five children. When he was two, his family moved to Janesville where he lived

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Carter, PFC Charles A.

PFC Charles Albert Carter was born on September 9, 1919, in Franklin County, Ohio, to Minor and Belle Carter. He and his six sisters and two brothers were raised at Star Yard on Portsmouth, Ohio. It is known his father

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Chaffin, PFC Charles P.

PFC Charles Pershing Chaffin was born on December 18, 1919, and was one of five children born to William H. Chaffin and Amelia Chaffin. With his two brothers, he grew up at 322 Perry Street in Port Clinton, Ohio, and

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Chapman, Sgt. Alva J.

On June 27, 1921, Sgt. Alva J. Chapman was born in on June 27, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. He was the son of Arthur & Lena Chapman and had three younger sisters. His family moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, where he

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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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Colvin, Pvt. Wayne W.

Pvt. Wayne Wilbur Colvin
Born: 17 January 1908 – Waterloo, Iowa
Parents: Archie B. Colvin and Maude McIntyre-Colvin
Siblings: 1 brother
– the family moved to Wyoming in 1917
Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming
– father died in 1930
Inducted:
– U.S.

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Dietrich, PFC George R.

PFC George Robert Dietrich was the son of Joseph F. Dietrich and Eva Venemann-Dietrich. He was born on August 27, 1914, in Hibbing, Minnesota, and grew up at 409 Godfrey in Louisville, Kentucky, with his two sisters and brother. He

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Dockins, S/Sgt. Warren R.

S/Sgt. Warren Richard Dockins
Born: 8 May 1921 – Logan County, Kentucky 
Parents: Homer Dockins and Flodie Hester-Dockins 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers 
Hometown: Lewisburg, Kentucky 
Enlisted: 
– 19 January 1941 
– Ashford General Hospital, West Virginia 
Unit: 
– 1st

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