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. Fitzhugh Wright BrincefieldBorn: 24 May 1911 – McDowell County, West VirginiaParents: John C. Brincefield & Cordelia Wright-BrincefieldSiblings: 2 sisters, 5 brothersHometown: Northfolk, West VirginiaInducted:–
PFC Irvin Martin BrosnanBorn: 23 February 1919 – Trona, CaliforniaParents: Martin F. Brosnan & Catherine McFarlan-BrosnanSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHometown: Trona, CaliforniaEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 17