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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17th Ordnance Company

Urban, Pvt. Charles L.

Pvt. Charles Louis Urban 
Born: Ashland, Kentucky 
Mother: Bessie Urban 
Home: Ashland, Kentucky 
Enlisted: 
– U.S. Army 
– 7 May 1940 
Selective Service Registration: 
– did not register since he was serving in the Army 
Training: 
– Fort Knox, Kentucky 

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17th Ordnance Company

Vaughn, Sgt. Walter

Name: Sgt. Walter Vaughn
Born: 23 October 1912 – Gallatin County, Illinois
Parents: Frank Vaughn & Nellie Lowe-Vaughn
Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers
Hometown: Raleigh, Kentucky
– resided in Henshaw, Kentucky, in 1940
Employment: Henshaw Produce House – Henshaw, Kentucky

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Wade, Pvt. Pierce H.

Pvt. Pierce Herring Wade
Born: 4 February 1919 – Lexington, Kentucky
Parents: William H. Wade & Estelle E. Carter-Wade
Siblings: 1 half-sister, 1 sister, 2 brothers
Nickname: “Panama”
Hometown: Hahira, Georgia
Residence: 1014 Apex Street – Nashville, Tennessee
Married: Viola

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Webb, PFC Malcolm S.

PFC Malcolm S. Webb
Born: 1 October 1916 – Jefferson County, Kentucky
Parents: Lyndza Webb & Lucy Renfro-Webb 
Siblings: 2 brothers, 3 sisters 
Home: 2603 South Fourth Street – Louisville, Kentucky 
Education: grade school
Occupation: welder – Louisville & Nashville

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17th Ordnance Company

Wolf, Pvt. Leon L.

Born: 20 April 1915 – Illinois
Parents: Abe & Bessie Wolf
Siblings: 1 brother
Home: Grayville, Illinois
Enlisted:
– Illinois National Guard
Enlisted:
– U.S. Army
– 22 January 1940 – Camp Shelby, Mississippi
Training:
– Fort Knox, Kentucky
Units:

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17th Ordnance Company

Woodson, 1st Lt. Jack T.

1st Lt. Jack Thurston Woodson
Born: 17 September 1917 – Vinita, Oklahoma
Parents: Charles W. & Winifred Woodson
Siblings: 1 brother 
Hometown: Vinita, Oklahoma 
Education: 
– University of Oklahoma 
– Bachelors Degree – Electrical Engineering  
– ROTC
– joined to

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17th Ordnance Company

Zaronsky, Sgt. Stanley L.

Sgt. Stanley L. Zaronsky
Born: 1914 – Dayton, Ohio
Parents: Adam & Helen Zaronsky
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother (known)
Hometown: 54 Kiser – Dayton, Ohio
– later resided in Kettering, Ohio
Boxed:
– Used the name “Pepper Lawrence”
Enlisted:

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