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.
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
Hometown: Hahira, Georgia
Residence: 1014 Apex Street – Nashville, Tennessee