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.
PFC John Albert Crago
Born: 3 April 1921 – Huntington County, Indiana
Parents: Charles O. Crago and Mabel V. Sharp-Crago
Hometown: Huntington, Indiana
Siblings: 4 sisters, 1 brother
Education: Lancaster High School – Lancaster, Indiana – 1940
Selective Service Registration:
Pvt. Albert Cuchessi Jr.
Born: 11 November 1917 – Newark, New Jersey
Parents: Albert Cuchessi Sr. and Eleanor Cuchessi
Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers
Hometown: Newark, New Jersey
Employment: American Can Company – Newark, New Jersey
Selective Service Registration: 16