Unit: 194th – C Co.

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The men of the 194th Tank Battalion, Company C, which originated as the 40th Divisional Tank Company of the California National Guard from Salinas, California.

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194th - C Co.

Bradford, 1st Lt. Ray W.

1st Lt. Ray Wyath Bradford
Born: 23 January 1910 – Saint Joseph, Missouri
Parents: Pearl A. & Lena M. Bradford
Siblings: 1 sister
Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri
Married: Melba Inez Nauman – 31 July 1932
Children: 3 daughters
Enlisted: Missouri

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Braye, Sgt. William E. Jr.

Sgt. William Earl Braye Jr. was born on March 31, 1917, in Santa Monica, California, to William E. Braye Sr. and Matilda Galanze-Braye. It is known he had a twin brother and a sister. His mother remarried and became Matilda

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Brink, Sgt. Jack D.

Sgt. Jack D. Brink was born in Michigan in 1921 to Archie and Nellie Brink. At some point in the 1920s, his family moved to California. With his two sisters, he was raised at 230 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, California.

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Brokaw, Sgt. Glenn D.

Sgt. Glenn Dale Brokaw was born on April 4, 1921, in Gettysburg, South Dakota, and was the son of Clarence D. Brokaw and Ethel M. Barrett-Brokaw. At this time, it is not known when he came to California. It is

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Burns, PFC Frank J.

PFC Frank Jefferson Burns
Born: 9 October 1924 – Humboldt County, California
Parents: Frank J. Burns Sr. and Georgia S. Cook-Burns
Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Education: Bakersfield High School
Home: Long Beach, California
Enlisted: California National Guard
Inducted: U. S. Army

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Cabral, Pvt. Frank T. Jr.

Pvt. Frank Tony Cabral Jr.
Born: 10 November 1918 – Hughson, California
Parents: Frank T. Cabral Sr. and Estufina Cabral
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother
Home: R.F.D. 4 Box 209, Watsonville, California
Occupation: farmer
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940 

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Cahill, PFC Martin A.

PFC Martin Anthony Cahill was born on February 24, 1918, in San Francisco, California, to William & Lena Cahill. With his two brothers and two sisters, he grew up in San Francisco. While he was in high school, his family

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Casperson, Pvt. Worley L.

Pvt. Worley L. Casperson 
Born: 7 August 1921 – Oregon 
Parents: Carl E. Casperson & Flossie Stapleton-Casperson 
– father died while he was a child 
– mother married Duean Vaal-duean
Siblings: 1 brother 
Home: 1052 State Street – Redding, California 

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Cederblom, PFC Dean E.

PFC Dean Elwood Cederblom
Born: 23 September 1915 – Washington
Parents: Carl N. Cederblom and Alida P. Schedin-Cederblom
– Address: 714 North Napa Street, Spokane, Washington
Siblings: 1 sister
Residence: Hollister, California
Enlisted: California National Guard
– Contact: sister: Delores

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Cole, Tec 4 Lloyd O.

T/4 Lloyd Olen Cole
Born: 15 May 1918 – Econtuchka, Oklahoma
Note: Legal name may have been Olen Lloyd Cole
Parents: William M. Cole & Rhoda Robertson-Cole
Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister
Home: Alisal, California
– Alisal is now part

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Cope, Tec 5 Artie P.

T/5 Artie Perry Cope
Born: 17 October 1917 – Arkansas
Parents: Robert J. Cope and Florence Shields-Cope
Siblings: 2 sisters, 6 brothers
– father passed away on March 18, 1931
Hometown: Greenwood, Arkansas
– moved to California sometime during 1940

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Cray, PFC Daniel F. Jr.

PFC Daniel Francis Cray Jr.
Born: 27 April 1914 – Holyoke, Massachusetts
Parents: Daniel F. Cray Sr. and Annie B. Sheard-Cray
– mother died when he was eight
Siblings: 2 brothers, 8 sisters
Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts
Education: Science & Technical

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