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Unit: 17th Ordnance Company

17th Ordnance Company was created when A Company, 19th Ordnance Battalion of the First Armored Division was deactivated at Fort Knox, Kentucky in August 1941. As part of 19th Ordnance, the company had trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion.

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Adair, S/Sgt. Winfred H.

S/Sgt. Winfred Horace AdairBorn: 22 February 1917 – Vanderburgh County, IndianaParents: Arthur E. Adair & Lulu Mays-AdairSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother– when he was a

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Adams, S/Sgt. Nevel C.

S/Sgt. Nevel C. AdamsBorn: 1 May 1907 – Madison County, KentuckyParents: John L. Adams & Sallie Daugherty-AdamsSiblings: 5 sisters, 3 brothersHometown: Union City, Kentucky– 1930

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Aikin, Pvt. James T.

Pvt. James Taylor Aikin Born: 11 December 1926 – Hardin County, Kentucky Nickname: “Ted” Parents: Samuel & Minola Aikin Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers Home:

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Allen, Cpl. Fred J.

Cpl. Fred Joseph Allen Born: 17 April 1920 – Kentucky Parents: Lawrence J. Allen Sr. & Sadie Belle Felker-Allen Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother, 2

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Bandych, Tec 4 Joseph S.

What is known about T/4 Joseph S. Bandych was born in 1921 to Bruno & Amelia Bandych. His father was a coal miner and the

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Basham, T/Sgt. Charles E.

T/Sgt. Charles Elmer BashamBorn: 22 July 1919 – KentuckyMother: Thomas Basham & Mattie Hickeson-BashamSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHome: 326 Bartles Bottom Road – Meade County,

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Baumgardt, Cpl. Henry V. Jr.

Cpl. Henry V. Baumgardt Jr.Born: 8 March 1923 – Lafayette, IndianaParents: Henry V. Baumgardt Sr. & Meta Scharbara-BaumgardtSiblings: 3 brothers, 1 sisterHome: 409 Asher Street,

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Baxter, Tec 5 Von H.

Tec 5 Von Haslem BaxterBorn: 7 March 1915 – Mount Sterling, UtahParents: Robert L. Baxter & Sarah Haslam-BaxterHometown: Wellsville, UtahSiblings: 4 sisters 2 brothers– one

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Beck, PFC. Raymond G.

PFC. Raymond George BeckBorn: 31 May 1917 – Russell, Russell County, KansasParents: Frederick Beck & Margaret M. Deines-BeckSiblings: 1 sisterHome: 535 East Third Street –

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Bernstein, Capt. Max M., M.D.

Capt. Max Martin Bernstein M.D.Born: 30 September 1913 – Chicago, IllinoisParents: Harry Berstein & Bella Schechtman-BernsteinSiblings: 3 brothers, 2 sistersHome: 4845 North Avers Avenue –

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Biddle, PFC. William E.

What is known about PFC. William Esco Biddle is that he was born on October 16, 1922, in Vincennes, Indiana. He was the youngest of

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Borders, Cpl. Kelly S.

Cpl. Kelly Stephen BordersBorn: 15 September 1919 – Middletown, OhioParents: John T. Borders & Leona Welch-Borders– mother died when he was two years oldSiblings:– 2

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