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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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Giddens, Pvt. Melvin S.

Pvt. Melvin S. Giddens was born on January 25, 1918, in Carbury, Florida. He was the youngest of three sons of Martin C. Giddens and Mary F. Green-Giddens. His mother died not too long after he was born. His father

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Hall, PFC Willard E.

PFC Willard Ewalt Hall 
Born: 8 November 1920 – Baker, Oregon 
Parents: John Hall & Elizabeth Hall 
Siblings: 1 step-sister 
Home: 1603 Cherry Street, LeGrande, Union County, Oregon 
Occupation: unemployed 
Enlisted: 
– Oregon National Guard 
– discharged
Selective Service Registration:

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Hurndon, Pvt. James H. Jr.

Pvt. James Henry Hurndon Jr. was born in Milstead, Georgia, on February 4, 1922, to James H. Hurdon Sr. & Eliza Ellen Rousey-Hurndon and had three sisters and a brother. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, while his

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Lamkin, PFC Joseph P.

PFC Joseph Peter Lamkin was born in Minnesota on October 17, 1921, to Frank Lamkin and Dorothy Moody-Lamkin in North Dakota. He was from Brainerd, Minnesota, and grew up at 808 Willow Street. He joined the Minnesota National Guard in

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Maghan, PFC Roy E.

PFC Roy Elmer Maghan was born on February 11, 1915, in Bay Lake, Minnesota, to Arthur M. Maghan & Eva Lou Hunt-Maghan. He grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota, and with his sister and brother, attended local schools. He was a

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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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Squire, Cpl. Kenneth C.

Cpl. Kenneth C. Squire was born in Columbus, Ohio, on March 10, 1922, and was the son of John F. and Lillian M. Thomson-Squire. In 1929, his parents moved, with their six sons and two daughters, to Janesville, Wisconsin, where

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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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Teal, Sgt. Forrest F.

Sgt. Forrest F. Teal was born on March 18, 1913, to Seth E. Teal & Golda E. Storer-Teal in Shawano County, Wisconsin. By 1920, his family had moved to Janesville where he resided at 203 South Cherry Street in Janesville,

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