Sgt. Claude Likens was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 15, 1917, to William H. Likens and Pearl M. Turner-Likens. With his four sisters and two brothers, he grew up on 18th Street Road in Komosdale, Kentucky, which was
Pvt. John Matthew Pimperal Jr. was born on March 13, 1919, to John Matthew Pimperal and Della Sand-Pimperal, in Chicago. His father used Mathew as his first name. In 1930, he was living at the Uhlich Orphanage at 3730 North
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