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Students from Proviso Township High School who fought in several wars.

192nd - B Co.

Becker, PFC Harold C.

PFC Harold Carl Becker on April 23, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, to Henry and Adeline Becker. With his two sisters and five brothers, one of which was his twin, he lived at 622 South Eleventh Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and

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Brazil Maru

Beecher, Lt. Col. Curtis T.

Lt. Col. Curtis Thurston Beecher was born on October 28, 1897, in Chicago, Illinois, to Bryant L. Beecher and Grace Thurston-Beecher. His father worked in the composing room for the Chicago Daily News. With his five sisters, he was raised

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Proviso Students

Bennett, L/Cpl Dwight F. Jr.

L/Cpl. Dwight Farwell Bennett Jr. 
Born: 19 May 1948 
Parents: Dwight F. Bennett Sr. & Dorothy Bennett 
Siblings: 2 sisters. 1 brother 
Hometown: Melrose Park, Illinois 
– Proviso East High School 
– Class of 1966 
– U.S. Marine

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Proviso Students

Benson, Pvt. Herbert C.

Pvt. Herbert Carl Benson 
Born: 18 May 1926 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: Axel Benson and Florence Nelson-Benson 
Siblings: 1 brother 
– 7814 West Cresset Drive – Elmwood Park, Illinois 
– John Mills Grade School – Elmwood Park 

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Cause of Death

Bernhardt, Pvt. Charles A. Jr.

Pvt. Charles Arthur Bernhardt Jr.
Born: 20 May 1920 – Brooklyn, New York
Parents: Charles A. Bernhardt Sr. and Grace Bernhardt
Brother: 1 brother
Home: 1508 South Second Avenue – Maywood, Illinois
– Garfield Grade School
– Proviso Township

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192nd - B Co.

Bertrand, 2nd Lt. Donald R.

2nd Lt. Donald Ray Bertrand was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on August 8, 1919. When he was two, his parents, Thomas Bertrand and Mary Pope-Bertrand, moved their family first to Estherville, Iowa, and later to Maywood, Illinois. In Maywood,

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Proviso Students

Bierbrodt, PFC Charles J.

PFC Charles Joseph Bierbrodt 
Born: 11 November 1917 – Crowburg, Kansas 
Parents: Joseph Bierbrodt & Joyce Rusell-Bierbrodt 
Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister 
– 13 10 North Eighteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois 
– Melrose Park Schools 
– Proviso

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Proviso Students

Bierman, T/Sgt. Robert B.

T/Sgt. Robert Bruce Bierman 
Born: 17 November 1924 – Oak Park, Illinois 
Parents: Louis W. Bierman & Alma I. Belz-Bierman 
Siblings: 1 brother
Hometown: 142 South Sixteenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois
– St. Paul Lutheran Grade School
– Proviso

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Proviso Students

Bisterfeldt, 2nd Lt. Rudolph H.

2nd Lt. Rudolph Henry Bisterfeldt 
Born: 24 November 1919 – Bellwood, Illinois 
Parents: Johan Conrad Biesterfeldt & Dorothea “Dorothy” Lenk-Bisterfeldt 
– mother remarried
Siblings: 4 sisters, 2 brothers
– 111 South Harlem Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois

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Proviso Students

Blickhahn, Pvt Earl W.

Pvt. Earl William Blickhahn 
Born: 9 August 1919 – Chicago, Illinois
Parents: Henry P. Blickhahn and Marie C. Seidelmann-Blickhahn 
– mother died – 25 February 1925
– father married – Marie Rose
Siblings: 6 sisters, 3 brothers 2 half-brothers

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Proviso Students

Boerman, Cpl. Robert T.

Cpl. Robert T. Boerman 
Born: 17 September 1921 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: James K. Boerman and Elsie Benesh-Boerman
Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers
– 1605 South Sixth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois
Occupation: Ocean Accident & Casualty Company
Wife: Conita Stilson-Boerman

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192nd - B Co.

Boni, Pvt. Daniel J.

Pvt. Daniel Joseph Boni was born to Daniel F. Boni and Phyllis Bronge-Boni on April 13, 1917. He grew up at 1419 North Broadway Avenue in Melrose Park, Illinois, and was known as “Danny” to his family and friends. Danny

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