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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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Colvin, Pvt. Wayne W.

Pvt. Wayne Wilbur ColvinBorn: 17 January 1908 – Waterloo, IowaParents: Archie B. Colvin & Maude McIntyre-ColvinSiblings: 1 brother– the family moved to Wyoming in 1917Hometown:

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Combs, PFC Aaron A.

PFC Aaron Arnold CombsBorn: 1 July 1919 – Bloomfield, IndianaParents: Homer Combs & Grace Quillen-CombsSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHometown: Bloomfield, IndianaEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 15 January

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Combs, Pvt. Richard A.

Pvt. Richard A. CombsBorn: 29 March 1920 – Kanawha, West VirginiaParents: Herbert L. Combs & Nellie Minnear-CombsSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brotherHometown: Elk City, West Virginia–

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Conover, PFC. Earl M.

PFC. Earl Maurice Conover was the son of Wyatt Conover & Ila Epperson-Conover. He was born on September 17, 1917, in Adair County, Kentucky. With

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Cook, Pvt. Robert S.

Pvt. Robert Stellers CookBorn: 23 October 1910 – ArkansasMother: Robert L. Cook & Mable Lipsey-CookSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHome: 629 East Block Street – El

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Cook, Sgt. Ted

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.

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Crago, PFC. John A.

PFC. John Albert CragoBorn: 3 April 1921 – Huntington County, IndianaParents: Charles O. Crago & Mabel V. Sharp-CragoHometown: Huntington, IndianaSiblings: 4 sisters, 1 brotherEducation: Lancaster

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Cuchessi, Pvt. Albert Jr.

Pvt. Albert Cuchessi Jr.Born: 14 November 1917 – Newark, New JerseyParents: Albert Cuchessi Sr. & Nora CuchessiSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Newark, New JerseyEnlisted:– U.S.

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Damos, Cpl. George S.

Cpl. George Steve DamosBorn: 13 October 1922 – Akron, OhioParents: Steve & Mary DamosSiblings: 1 brotherHome: 946 North Keystone Avenue – Akron, OhioOccupation: worked in

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Dawson, T/5 Kenneth L.

T/5 Kenneth L. Dawson Born: 12 June 1916 – Charleston, West Virginia Parents: George W. Dawson & Arra Elkins-Dawson – father died in 1933 –

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Delano, PFC Prospero O.

PFC Prospero O. DelanoBorn: 1916 – New York City, New YorkParents: Thomas Delano & Rose Montelone-DelanoSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: 1230 71st Street – Brooklyn,

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Derrick, Sgt. Billy S.

Sgt. Billy Sunday DerrickBorn: 4 March 1922 – Kanawha County, West VirginiaParents: William W. Derrick & Hester Young-DerrickSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Falls, West VirginiaEnlisted:–

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