Unit: 194th – HQ Co.

The names of members of Headquarters Company of the 194th Tank Battalion.

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Blair, Pvt Joe D.

Pvt. Joe Daniel Blair 
Born: 14 October 1916 – Stone County, Missouri 
Parents: Andrew J. Blair and Lennie L. Kirkendall-Blair 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 7 brothers 
Hometown: Galena, Missouri 
Education: left high school after three years 
Occupation: worked on the family

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Blomquist, PFC John H.

PFC John Harold Blomquist
Born: 16 May 1919 – Marysville, Washington
Parents: John E. Blomquist & Marie Holver-Blomquist
– father died in 1920
– mother remarried: Willis M. Brown
Hometown: Port Discovery, Washington
Graduated:
– Brewster High School
– Class

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Booher, Pvt. Kenneth A.

Pvt. Kenneth Allen Booher 
Born: 23 December 1908 – Wagner, South Dakota 
Parents: Elmer A. Booher & Eliza A. Lloyd-Booher 
Siblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothers 
Home: 616 East Whitaker Avenue – Cottage Grove, Oregon 
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940 

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Bordner, Pvt. Henry D.

Pvt. Henry D. Bordner
Born: 17 December 1917 – Butte, Montana
Parents: William W. Bordner & Margaret A. Lyons-Bordner
Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers
Nickname: “Harry”
Home: 1113 West Platinum Street – Butte, Montana
Education:
– Butte High School –

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Boyd, M/Sgt. William G.

M/Sgt. William Giles Boyd was born in 1904 in Tennessee and was the son of Hezekiah & Louise Pinkston-Giles-Boyd. It is known he had two sisters and a brother. When he was a child, his parents died leaving him to

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Boysen, Pvt. Adam T.

Pvt. Adam T. Boysen was the son of Alfred B. Boysen and Gladdis I. Thayer-Boysen. He was born in June 1918 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Sometime between 1925 and 1930, Adam’s parents divorced, and he and his mother moved to

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Brain, Cpl. Philip S. Jr.

Cpl. Philip Sidney Brain Jr. was born to Philip S. Brain Sr. & Marie Brain on June 24, 1915, in Libby, Montana. He was the oldest son and had two younger brothers and two younger sisters. When he was a

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Branch, Cpl. Hugh E.

Cpl. Hugh Edmund Branch 
Born: 15 January 1919 – Mobeetie, Texas 
Parents: Clarence C. Branch & Clelia Baumgardner-Branch 
Siblings: 3 sisters, 4 brothers 
Education: Miami High School, Miami, Texas – Class of 1936 
Occupation: The Texas Company – Cut Bank,

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Brod, Tec 5 Alvin C.

T/5 Alvin Charles Brod
Born: 11 August 1913 – Alleyton, Texas
Parents: Adam Brod and Emma Brod
– father died – 1915
– Stepfather: Henry P. Vollertsen
Siblings: 1 brother, 3 sisters
Residence: Deering, North Dakota – 1930
Home: 812

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Brown, Tec 5 Robert A.

T/5 Robert Arthur Brown
Born: 31 January 1918 – Puyallup, Washington
Parents: Unknown
Siblings: Unknown
Home: 223 W. Sixth Street – Aberdeen, Washington
– 1940 – lived with aunt & uncle
Employment: E. E. Mars – Aberdeen, Washington
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Buchanan, Pvt. Ralph H.

Pvt. Ralph Hampton Buchanan was born on May 8, 1914, in Kimballton, Virginia, to John T. Buchanan and Lula C. Long-Buchanan. With his brother and parents, he moved to Geraldine, Montana, and worked as a ranch foreman. On March 28,

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Buell, Tec 5 Corbin N.

T/5 Corbin Nutter Buell
Born: 25 December 1914 – Tennessee
Parents: George W. Buell Sr. & Gertrude Nutter-Buell
Siblings: 2 brothers
Hometown: 143 South Leonard Street – Liberty, Missouri
Education:
– Liberty High School – Liberty, Missouri
– William Jewell

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