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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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Boyd, PFC James P.

PFC James Patrick BoydBorn: 21 October 1917 – Sweetwater, TexasParents: Samuel P. Boyd & Ethel D. Parks-BoydSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brotherHome: Sweetwater, TexasGraduated: Sweetwater High

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Brazzel, PFC Rufus

PFC Rufus BrazzelBorn: January 1916 – Kaufmann County, TexasParents: Edmond D. Brazzel & Maude F. Lewis-BrazzelSiblings: 1 sister, 4 brothersHometown: Otter Creek, OklahomaEducation: completed grade

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Brincefield, Pvt. Fitzhugh W.

Pvt. Fitzhugh Wright BrincefieldBorn: 24 May 1911 – McDowell County, West VirginiaParents: John C. Brincefield & Cordelia Wright-BrincefieldSiblings: 2 sisters, 5 brothersHometown: Northfolk, West VirginiaInducted:–

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Brosnan, PFC Irvin M.

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

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Broussard, Pvt. Albert G.

Pvt. Albert Gray BroussardBorn: 25 May 1915 – Bunkie, LouisanaParents: Louis Broussard & Sallie Meadows-Broussard– mother died in 1927– father remarried– father also passed awayHome:

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Brown, PFC Charles R.

PFC Charles R. Brown was born on December 16, 1922, in New Martinsville, West Virginia. By 1930, he was living with his grandparents, Josiah &

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Brown, PFC. John D.

PFC. John D. BrownBorn: 9 December 1918 – Hancock County, KentuckyParents: Ivory & Anna Brown– parents divorced after 1925Siblings: 1 sisterHometown: Lewisport, KentuckyEducation: completed grade

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Busby, Pvt. Frank D.

Pvt. Frank David BusbyBorn: 18 March 1921 – McComb, MississippiParents: George Busby & Thelma E. Alexander-BusbySiblings: 1 brotherHometown: U.S. Route 45 – Paducah, KentuckyEducation: high

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Campbell, Cpl. Hays C.

Cpl. Hays C. Campbell was born on September 28, 1921, in Leslie County, Kentucky, to Frank Campbell & Lettie Couch-Campbell. He enlisted in the U.

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Campbell, Pvt. Leon W.

Pvt. Leon Warren CampbellBorn: 21 May 1919 – PennsylvaniaParents: Wilber & Ceola CampbellSiblings: 3 sistersHometown: Kane, PennsylvaniaResidence: Deerfield State Route 6 – Sheffield, PennsylvaniaOccupation: Civilian

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Carr, Pvt. J. W.

Pvt. J. W. CarrBorn: 23 March 1915 – Montgomery County, AlabamaHome: Montgomery County, Alabama– 1940 – he was living on Pittman Road in High Shoals

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