Unit: 192nd – HQ Co.

The Headquarters Company of the 192nd Tank Battalion.

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192nd - HQ Co.

Vaughn. Cpl. Jimmy W. Jr.

Cpl. Jimmy W. Vaughn Jr. 
Born: 3 March 1917 – Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas
Parents: Jimmy W. Vaughn Sr. & Olga Prescher-Vaughn 
Stepfather: Arch B. Weddel
Siblings: 2 half-brothers, 2 half-sisters  
Home: 1811 East Broadway Avenue – Fort Worth, Texas 

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192nd - HQ Co.

Vertuno, Cpl. Russell H.

Cpl. Russell Hugo Vertuno was born on November 6, 1917, in Oak Park, Illinois, to William F. Vertuno and Leonore Urban-Vertuno. With his two sisters, he grew up in Melrose Park and later lived at 907 South 10th Avenue in

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192nd - HQ Co.

Walker, Pvt. Albert K.

Pvt. Albert K. Walker was born in Joseph, Oregon, on September 18, 1919, to Jesse D. Walker & Ruby Hazel Millhollen-Walker. He was the third of four sons born to the couple and was known as “Keith” to his family.

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192nd - HQ Co.

Wallisch, Sgt. Lewis M.

Sgt. Lewis Mark Wallisch was born on June 7, 1922, to William Wallisch & Helen Zierath-Wallisch. He had two brothers and a sister and lived at 1302 South Center Avenue in Janesville, Wisconsin.

When Lewis was eighteen, he joined the

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192nd - HQ Co.

Walsh, T/Sgt. Ernest G.

T/Sgt. Ernest George Walsh was born on May 7, 1919, in Janesville, Wisconsin, to Arthur M. Walsh & Florence Dickson-Walsh. With his three brothers, he grew up at 514 South Third Street and attended grade school and graduated from Janesville

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192nd - HQ Co.

Watson, Pvt. Lester O.

At this time, very little is known about Pvt. Lester Owen Watson. What is known is that he was born on June 26, 1916, to Harold and Minnie Watson, in Missouri, and the family would later live in Jennings, Kansas,

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192nd - HQ Co.

Whitney, Pvt. Earl W.

Pvt. Earl Winnifred Whitney was born on February 16, 1918, in Grandfield, Oklahoma, to Tyra A. Whitney and Francis Lettisha-Whitney. With his sister and brother, he grew up in Bryan and Walters, Oklahoma. He worked as a cook to support

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192nd - HQ Co.

Whittinghill, Pvt. Grover D.

Pvt. Grover David Whittinghill was born on July 28, 1918, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Lillian Hendren-Whittinghill and James Whittinghill. With his two brothers, he grew up on Calvary Road in Rural Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and was a high school graduate.

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192nd - HQ Co.

Wickord, Lt. Col. Theodore F.

Lt. Col. Theodore Francis Wickord was born on August 2, 1907, in Chicago, to Peter H. Wickord & Julia Nevecerel-Wickord. He married Marie Falisiewicz and with his wife lived at 1839 South 7th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. The couple became

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192nd - HQ Co.

Wills, Pvt. Edward G. Jr.

Pvt. Edward George Wills Jr. was the son of Edward G. Wills Sr. & Susan Bell Mattingly-Wills. He was born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, on March 8, 1918, and was one of the couple’s nine children.

Little is known about his

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192nd - HQ Co.

Wilmer, Sgt. Ivan O.

Sgt. Ivan O. Wilmer was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, on December 5, 1901, to Clara Hubbard and Rudolph Webner. After Rudolph’s death, Clara married Forrest Dexter a newspaperman from Des Moines, Iowa, and moved there. This resulted in Ivan, his

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192nd - HQ Co.

Wood, Sgt. John W. Jr.

Sgt. John W. Wood Jr. was the son of Mr. & Mrs. John W. Wood Sr. and was born on March 11, 1914, in Milton, Wisconsin, and known as “Jack” to his family and friends. He was a 1932 graduate

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