Roster: Proviso Students Who Died in the Vietnam War

Proviso Township High School students who died in the Vietnam War.

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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 
Education: 
– Proviso East High School 
– Class of 1966 
Enlisted: 
– U.S. Marine

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Proviso Students

Connor, PFC Thomas E.

PFC Thomas Earl Connor 
Born: 13 April 1947
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Leon Conner 
Siblings: 1 brother 
Nickname: Tommie 
Hometown: Maywood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Proviso East High School
– Class of 1965 
Enlisted: 
– U.S. Marine Corps 
– Not Known 

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Proviso Students

Heise, PFC Thomas H.

PFC Thomas Howard Heise 
Born: 8 October 1950 – Melrose Park, Illinois 
Parents: George & Alice Heise 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Hometown: Maywood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Proviso East High School  
– Class of 1968 
Enlisted: 
– U.S. Marine Corps 
– 1968 

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Proviso Students

Kowalk, Spc 4 Charles N.

Sp/4 Charles Norbert Kowalk 
Born: 19 September 1949 
Parents: Norbert Kowalk & Elenor Galdlkas-Kowalk 
Siblings: 2 brother 
Nickname: Chuck 
Education: Proviso East High School 
– Class of 1967 
Inducted: U.S. Army 
– radio operator 
Killed in Action: 21 May 1971

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Proviso Students

Maggio, Pvt. Joseph A. Jr.

Pvt. Joseph A. Maggio Jr. 
Born: 17 July 1947 – Melrose Park, Illinois 
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Maggio Sr. 
Siblings: 2 brothers 
Home: 1410 North 21st Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois 
Education:  
– Proviso East High School

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Proviso Students

Pearson, PFC Earl T. Jr.

PFC Earl Thomas Pearson Jr. 
Born: 22 January 1950 
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Earl T. Pearson Sr. 
Home: 847 South 20th Avenue, Maywood, Illinois 
Education: Proviso East High School, Maywood, Illinois 
– Class of 1968 
Enlisted: 13 September 1968 
Vietnam:

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Proviso Students

Scannell, PFC William J.

PFC William Joseph Scannell 
Born: 13 February 1948 – Illinois 
Parents: Lawrence Scannell & Mary Stivers-Scannell 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Nickname: Billy 
Hometown: Forest Park, Illinois 
Education: 
– Proviso East High School 
– Class of 1967 
Enlisted: 
– U.S. Army 

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Simpson, Spc 5 William J.

Sp/5 William James Simpson 
Born: 12 March 47 
Parents: Eugene & Jeanette Simpson Sr. 
Home: 1424 Marengo Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois 
Siblings: 1 brother 
Education: Proviso East High School 
– left high school after 2 years 
Enlisted: U.S. Army –

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Proviso Students

Turk, PFC Jon P.

PFC Jon Peter Turk 
Born: 27 June 1948 – Illinois 
Parents: Joseph Turk & Gwendolyn Elsner-Turk 
Siblings: 2 brothers 
Hometown: Melrose Park, Illinois 
Education: 
– Proviso East High School 
– Class of 1967 
– left school before graduating 
Inducted: 

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