Roster: Proviso Students Who Were Japanese POWs

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Proviso Students

Ball, Pvt. William S.

Pvt. William Sonny Ball Born: 21 September 1917 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Martin Ball and Susie Letrich-Ball Siblings: 1 sister Nickname: “Sonny” Home: – 7229 West Franklin

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BeckerHarold
Provisional Tank Group

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

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Boni_Dan
Provisional Tank Group

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

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Bronge_Robert_E
Provisional Tank Group

Bronge, Sgt. Robert E.

Sgt. Robert Eugene Bronge was born on June 14, 1917, in Cook County, Illinois, to James V. Bronge and Julia Nelson-Bronge. With his two brothers

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Provisional Tank Group

Byars, PFC Frank A.

PFC Frank Albert Byars was born in Forest Park, Illinois, on November 27, 1921, to Ida Sarwood-Byars and Emmett Byars, and the name on his

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DancaR1
Provisional Tank Group

Danca, 2nd Lt. Richard E.

2nd Lt. Richard Emmanuel Danca was born on October 23, 1918, to Joseph and Sarah Danca in River Forest, Illinois. He was known as “Emmanuel”

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Provisional Tank Group

Deckert, PFC Henry J.

PFC Henry John Deckert was the son of Adam Deckert Sr. and Maria E. Schoenwolf-Deckert and was born on December 11, 1917. With his two

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Provisional Tank Group

Dravo, Cpl. George E.

Cpl. George Emery Dravo was born on June 6, 1920, in Chicago Ridge, Illinois, to Eugene Dravo and Catherine Kreton-Dravo. The family moved to Maywood,

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Edwards_Jim
192nd Tank Battalion

Edwards, Pvt. James E.

Pvt. James Ernest Edwards was born on July 15, 1917, to William A. Edwards and Isabella Christmas-Edwards. He was one of the couple’s four sons.

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