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. Wayne Wilbur Colvin Born: 17 January 1908 – Waterloo, Iowa Parents: Archie B. Colvin & Maude McIntyre-Colvin Siblings: 1 brother – the family moved to Wyoming in 1917 Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming – father died in 1930 Inducted: – U.S.
PFC Aaron Arnold Combs Born: 1 July 1919 – Bloomfield, Indiana Parents: Homer Combs & Grace Quillen-Combs Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Hometown: Bloomfield, Indiana Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 15 January 1938 -Cambridge, Ohio – since he was in
Pvt. Richard A. Combs Born: 29 March 1920 – Kanawha, West Virginia Parents: Herbert L. Combs & Nellie Minnear-Combs Siblings: 3 sisters, 1 brother Hometown: Elk City, West Virginia – living in Three Mile, West Virginia when inducted Enlisted: –
PFC Earl Maurice Conover was the son of Wyatt Conover & Ila Epperson-Conover. He was born on September 17, 1917, in Columbia, Kentucky. With his two sisters, he grew up on Jamestown Street in Columbia, Kentucky. He was a 1935
Pvt. Robert Stellers Cook Born: 23 October 1910 – Arkansas Mother: Robert L. Cook & Mable Lipsey-Cook Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Home: 629 East Block Street – El Dorado, Arkansas – grew up in Magnolia, Arkansas Enlisted: – U.S.
Sgt. Ted Cook was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky, on August 25, 1919, to Floyd Cook & Ella Richardson-Cook. He had five brothers and three sisters. He attended school in Whitesburg and was a 1939 graduate of Whitesburg High School and
PFC. John Albert Crago Born: 3 April 1921 – Huntington County, Indiana Parents: Charles O. Crago & Mabel V. Sharp-Crago Hometown: Huntington, Indiana Siblings: 4 sisters, 1 brother Education: Lancaster High School – Lancaster, Indiana – 1940 Residence: 269 Jefferson
Pvt. Albert Cuchessi Jr. Born: 11 November 1917 – Newark, New Jersey Parents: Albert Cuchessi Sr. & Eleanor Cuchessi Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Hometown: Newark, New Jersey Employment: American Can Company – Newark, New Jersey Selective Service Registration: 16
Cpl. George Steve Damos Born: 13 October 1922 – Akron, Ohio Parents: Steve & Mary Damos Siblings: 1 brother Home: 946 North Keystone Avenue – Akron, Ohio Occupation: Worked in a restaurant Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 12 July 1940
T/5 Kenneth L. Dawson Born: 12 June 1916 – Charleston, West Virginia Parents: George W. Dawson & Arra Elkins-Dawson – father died in 1933 – mother died in 1937 Siblings: 3 sisters, 8 brothers Nickname: “Happy” Hometown: Matoaka, West Virginia
PFC Prospero O. Delano Born: 1916 – New York City, New York Parents: Thomas Delano & Rose Montelone-Delano Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Home: 1230 71st Street – Brooklyn, New York Occupation: Paper Cutter – paper plant Inducted: – U.S.
Sgt. Billy Sunday Derrick Born: 4 March 1922 – Kanawha County, West Virginia Parents: William W. Derrick & Hester Young-Derrick Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Hometown: Falls, West Virginia Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940 – did not register which
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