Unit: 194th – A Co.

The men of the 194th Tank Battalion, Company A, which originated as the 34th Divisional Tank Company of the Minnesota National Guard from Brainerd, Minnesota.

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Ahlgrimm
194th - A Co.

Ahlgrim, Pvt. Melvin D.

Pvt. Melvin Donald Ahlgrim
Born: 6 August 1913 – Brainerd, Minnesota
Parents: Louis F. Ahlgrim & Alice Prentice-Ahlgrim
Siblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothers
Home: 320 Fifth Street, Brainerd, Minnesota
– grew up at 619 Seventh Street
Occupation: janitor – movie

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Alberg_L
194th - A Co.

Alberg, Sgt. Lawrence R.

Sgt. Lawrence Robert Alberg
Born: 21 October 1918 – Minnesota
Parents: Emil R. Alberg & Clara Tollefson-Alberg
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 half-brother
Hometown: 312 5th Avenue Northwest – Brainerd, Minnesota
Occupation: automotive mechanic
Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard
Inducted:
– U.S.

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allen J
194th - A Co.

Allen, Cpl. John J.

Cpl. John Jay Allen
Born: 24 October 1921 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Parents: Hiram Allen & Maybelle Shelrue-Allen
Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers
Hometown: 717 North Eighth Street – Brainerd, Minnesota
Nickname: Jay
Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard
Inducted:
– U. S.

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AndersonMilan
194th - A Co.

Anderson, Sgt. Milan E.

Sgt. Milan Elroy Anderson
Born: 19 June 1919 – Montana
Parents: Albert & Hilda Anderson
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother
Hometown: 1713 Oak Street – Brainerd, Minnesota
Occupation: assistant manager – theater
Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard – 1938
Inducted:

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Bellg2
194th - A Co.

Bell, PFC Gerald J.

PFC Gerald J. Bell
Born: 14 July 1922 – Township 134, Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Parents: James W. Bell & Vietta B. Barker-Bell
Siblings: 5 sisters, 2 brother
– twin sister: Geraldine
– sixth of eight children
Hometown: Township 134,

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BenderA11
194th - A Co.

Bender, Pvt. August

Pvt. August Bender
Born: 10 January 1920 – Yankton, South Dakota
Parents: Jacob Bender & Emelia Pfeifle-Bender
Siblings: 3 sisters, 4 brothers
Nickname: “Jeff”
Hometown: Yankton, South Dakota
Residence: Crow Wing County, Minnesota
– living with brother and sister-in-law
Occupation:

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Bernardo, Pvt. Joseph J.

Pvt. Joseph Joaquin Bernardo
Born: 9 January 1912 – Centerville, California
Parents: Manuel J. Bernardo & Mary Rogers-Bernardo
Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers
Home: Box 47, Centerville, California
Employment: Westvicio Chemical Company – Newark California
Selective Service Registration: 16 October

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Bogart J
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Bogart, Pvt. James H.

Pvt. James Harding Bogart
Born: 16 December 1920 – Pine River, Minnesota
Parents: William B. & Pearl Bogart
Children: 4 sisters, 1 brother
– the family resided in Texas in 1930
Hometown: Pine River, Minnesota
Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard –

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Bolinger, Pfc. Fred J.
194th - A Co.

Bolinger, PFC Fred J.

PFC Fred Jack Bolinger
Born: 23 August 1919 – Truth, Arkansas
Parents: Samuel W. Bolinger and Aura C. Fowler-Bolinger
Siblings: 4 sisters, 4 brothers
– lived near Wharton, Arkansas
Home: 801 East Works – Sheridan, Wyoming
– moved to Wyoming

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Bolstad
194th - A Co.

Bolstad, Pvt. Rudolph O.

Pvt. Rudolph Oliver Bolstad
Born: 3 September 1905 – Mary Township, Norman County, Minnesota
Parents: Ole E. Bolstad and Ida Aasen-Bolstad
Siblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers
Home: Perley, Minnesota
Occupation: farmer
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
– Contact: Ingman

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194th - A Co.

Boushley, Pvt. Willard L.

Pvt. Willard Leroy Boushley
Born: 6 September 1918 – Lida Township, Otter Trail County, Minnesota
Parents: Fred Boushley & Anna V. Mortensen-Boushley
Siblings: 2 brothers
Home: Route #5  Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
Occupation: worked on the family farm
Selective Service Registration:

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Browna
194th - A Co.

Brown, Cpl. Alpheus W.

Cpl. Alpheus Ward Brown
Born: 23 August 1919 – Orleans, Iowa
Parents: William H. Brown & Lois O. Edwards-Brown
Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers
Lived: Superior, Iowa – 1930
Hometown: Lake Hubert, Minnesota
– living with his two brothers
Occupation:

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