Unit: 194th – C Co.

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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BrinkJ
194th - C Co.

Brink, Sgt. Jack D.

Sgt. Jack D. Brink
Born: 1921 – Michigan
Parents: Archie & Nellie Brink
Siblings: 2 sisters
Home: 230 East Lake Avenue – Watsonville, California
Enlisted: California National Guard
– joined with his best friend, Norman Rose
– joined so they

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Brokaw
194th - C Co.

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 & Ethel M. Barrett-Brokaw. At this time, it is not known when he came to California. It is

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194th - C Co.

Burns, PFC Frank J.

PFC Frank Jefferson Burns
Born: 9 October 1924 – Humboldt County, California
Parents: Frank J. Burns Sr. & 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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194th - C Co.

Cabral, Pvt. Frank T. Jr.

Pvt. Frank Tony Cabral Jr.
Born: 10 November 1918 – Hughson, California
Parents: Frank T. Cabral Sr. & 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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CahillMartin
194th - C Co.

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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194th - C Co.

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,

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194th - C Co.

Cederblom, PFC Dean E.

PFC Dean Elwood Cederblom
Born: 23 September 1915 – Washington
Parents: Carl N. Cederblom & 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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194th - C Co.

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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194th - C Co.

Cope, Tec 5 Artie P.

T/5 Artie P. Cope
Born: 17 October 1917 – Arkansas
Parents: Robert J. Cope & Florence Shields-Cope
Siblings: 2 sisters, 6 brothers
Hometown: Greenwood, Arkansas
– moved to California sometime during 1940
Home: Salinas, California
Enlisted: California National Guard
Selective

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194th - C Co.

Cray, PFC Daniel F. Jr.

PFC Daniel Francis Cray Jr.
Born: 27 April 1914 – Holyoke, Massachusetts
Parents: Daniel F. Cray Sr. & 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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194th - C Co.

Cunningham, Sgt. Russell E.

Sgt. Russell E. Cunningham
Born: 11 March 1921 – Alameda County, California
Parents: Grant E. Cunningham & Ruth Bence-Cunnigham
Siblings: 2 brothers
Home: 325 Hawthorne Street – Alisal, California
Occupation: delivered flowers for a florist
Education:
– Salinas High School

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194th - C Co.

DeGottardi, PFC Edward C.

PFC Edward Clemente DeGottardi was born on August 14, 1909, in Santa Monica, California, to Patrick and Adelina DeGottardi. When he was four, his family moved to Salinas, California, where he grew up at 1045 Ridder Avenue with his sister

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