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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194th - C Co.

Diaz, PFC Royden L.

PFC Royden Louis Diaz was born to Ben & Ida Diaz on October 23, 1916, in Monterey County, California, and was of Spanish and Portuguese Decent. He lived in Monterey for the first five years of his life until the

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Dolk, PFC Myron E.

PFC Myron Ellsworth Dollk was born on August 1, 1918, to Sam A. & Mable M. Dolk in Bismarck, North Dakota. He was known as “Mickey” to his family. His parents, who were from Iowa, returned there and resided in

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Eaton, Cpl. Orrin H.

Cpl. Orrin Henry Eaton
Born: 20 April 1918 – Watsonville, California
Parents: Cecilia Penich-Eaton & Orrin O. Eaton
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother
Nickname: Hank or Henry
Hometown: PO Box 639 – Watsonville, California
– lived on San Juan Road

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Eckert, Tec 4 Allen W.

T/4 Allen W. Eckert
Born: 6 January 1919 – Hartford, Connecticut
Parents: Herman Eckert & Ebba Blomquist-Eckert
Home: 69 Greenwood Street – East Hartford, Connecticut
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother
Education: East Hartford High School
– left school
Civilian Conservation

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Elliott, Pvt. Leon A.

Pvt. Leon Athan Elliott
Born: Leonidas Athans Eliopoulos – 19 August 1917 – Oakland, California
– father legally changed his last name
Parents: Athans Eliopoulos & Antigone Xonoulos-Eliopoulos
Siblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothers
– grew up in Prunedale, California

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Emlay, Tec 4 Robert E.

T/4 Robert Eugene Emlay
Born: 5 August 1921 – Alameda, California
Parents: Fred O. Emlay & Agnes Molina-Emlay
Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sister
Brother: S/Sgt. Charles E. Emlay
Hometown: Alameda, California
Enlisted: California National Guard
Selective Service Registration: 16 October

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Errington, Sgt. Joe P.

Sgt. Joe Philip Errington 
Born: 27 August 1918 – Compton, California 
– the family also resided in San Antonio, California 
Parents: John Errington & Jenny Alice Thomas-Errington 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 5 brothers 
– His brother, Richard, was also in the

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Errington, Sgt. Richard L.

Sgt. Richard L. Errington was born on July 23, 1920, to John Errington & Jenny Alice Thomas-Errington in Compton, California. He was the fifth child of the couple’s seven children. As a child, he grew up in San Antonio, California,

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Fitzgibbons, PFC Handren K.

PFC Handren Karl Fitzgibbons 
Born: 29 April 1919 – Gonzales, California 
Parents: Thomas E. Fitzgibbons & Constance I. Young-Fitzgibbons 
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother 
Nickname: “Karl”  
– did not like his first name – Handren 
– preferred Karl be used

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Fleener James
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Fleener, PFC James H.

PFC James Herbert Fleener 
Born: 16 September 1919 – Grenola, Kansas 
Parents: Edgar Fleener & Daisy Dean-Fleener 
Siblings: 1 brother 
Hometown: Greenfield, Kansas 
– He moved to Salinas after 1935 
Home: 1105 Old Stage Road – Salinas, California 
Enlisted: California

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Fontes, Pvt. Edwin M.

What is known about Pvt. Edwin M. Fontes was that he was born on August 28, 1917, in Monterey County, California. He was the son of Mazel E. Fontes & Nellie L. Lebo-Fontes. With his brother and sister, he grew

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Foshee, Pvt. Dorsey W.

Pvt. Dorsey W. Foshee
Born: 6 October 1918 – Oklahoma
Parents: John W. Foshee & Ella Dorsey-Foshee
Nickname: Buddy
Siblings: 1 sister, 3 brothers
– the family moved to California in the early 1920s
Home: Fontes Road – Alisal, California

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