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Nolan, Sgt. William F.

Sgt. William F. Nolan was born September 3, 1923, in Wisconsin, to William A. Nolan & Margaret Vail-Nolan and was the older of the couple’s two sons. The family resided at 403 South Franklin Street in Janesville, Wisconsin. Sometime during

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Odom, Pvt. Lawrence

Pvt. Lawrence Odom 
Born: 21 November 1917 – Kuttawa, Kentucky 
Parents: James G. Odom and Mamie Clemens-Odom 
Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister 
Hometown: Eddyville, Kentucky 
Employment: Works Project Administration
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact: J. G. Odom –

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Onacki, T/Sgt. Albert J.

T/Sgt. Albert Joseph Onacki
Born: 4 October 1916 – Lackawanna, Pennsylvania
Parents: Felix and Michalena Onacki
Siblings: 3 sisters, 4 brothers
Home: 1242 Loomis Avenue – Scranton, Pennsylvania
– Pennsylvania National Guard
– U.S. Army
– 30 August

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Pimperal, Pvt. John M.

Pvt. John Matthew Pimperal was born on March 13, 1919, in Chicago and lived at 5686 North Ridge Avenue and later at 620 West Surf Street. The Selective Service Act took effect on October 16, 1940, and he registered for

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Rayhel, PFC Earl D.

PFC Earl Dean Rayhel 
Born: 24 September 1920 – West Union, Illinois 
Parents: John W. Rayhel and Grace Bell Griffin-Rayhel 
Siblings: 4 sisters, 6 brothers 
Hometown: West Union, Illinois 
– U. S. Army 
– 14 September 1940 – Fort

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Rinehart, Pvt. Orvis L.

Pvt. Orvis Lyle Rinehart was born November 9, 1916, to Ray Rinehart & Grace Hoffmister-Rinehart in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. With his brother, he was raised at 1416 South Osborne Avenue in Janesville, Wisconsin, and worked with his father and brother

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Rowland, Sgt. John E.

Sgt. John Elliott Rowland was born on July 7, 1917, in Westerville, Ohio, to Hugh and Hazel Rowland. He was raised, just outside of Westerville at 7010 Cleveland Avenue, on a small farm. At that time, the town had a

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Samuelson, 1st Sgt. Walter H.

1st Sgt. Walter H. Samuelson
Born: 24 January 1904 -Brainerd, Minnesota 
Parents: Bernard A. Samuelson & Anna G. Abbott-Samuelson
Siblings: 3 sisters
Home: 521 South 9th Street, Brainerd, Minnesota
Occupation: Bricklayer
Married: Ellen Samuelson
– 2 children
Enlisted: Minessota National

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Sandor, Pvt. John J.

Pvt. John J. Sandor was born April 5, 1918, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Steve Sandor and Anna Kovach-Sandor. He had two sisters and two brothers and the family resided at 1726 Manhattan Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio. He was a graduate of

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Sheppard, PFC William J.

PFC William Julian Sheppard 
Born: 12 August 1910 – West River Township, Randolph County, Indiana 
Hometown: Route 2, Lyman, Indiana  
Parents: William Z. Sheppard and Celina F. Gaddis-Sheppard  
Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers  
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940 

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Simpson, Sgt. Judson D.

Sgt. Judson David Simpson was born on March 7, 1921, in Washington County, Kentucky. He was one of the six children of George & Catherine Simpson and worked on his family’s farm. Judson joined the Kentucky National Guard and was

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Taylor, Pvt. Rogers L.

Pvt. Rogers L. Taylor was born on January 23, 1919, in Oletha, Texas, to Monroe Taylor and Lena Long-Taylor. With his five brothers and four sisters, he was raised in Bald Prairie, Texas. He attended high school for two years

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