Roster: Proviso Students Who Died During WWII

Proviso Township High School students who died fighting in World War II.

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Proviso Students

Benson, Pvt. Herbert C.

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

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Proviso Students

Bernhardt, Pvt. Charles A. Jr.

Pvt. Charles Arthur Bernhardt Jr.
Born: 20 May 1920 – Brooklyn, New York
Parents: Charles A. Bernhardt Sr. & Grace Bernhardt
Brother: 1 brother
Home: 1508 South Second Avenue – Maywood, Illinois
Education:
– 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 & 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 
Hometown: 
– 13 10 North Eighteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois 
Education: 
– 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
Education:
– 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
Hometown:
– 111 South Harlem Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois
Education:

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Proviso Students

Blickhahn, Pvt Earl W.

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

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Proviso Students

Boerman, Cpl. Robert T.

Cpl. Robert T. Boerman 
Born: 17 September 1921 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: James K. Boerman & Elsie Benesh-Boerman
Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers
Home:
– 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 J. 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.  His

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192nd - B Co.

Bronge, Sgt. Robert E.

Sgt. Robert Eugene Bronge was born on June 14, 1917, to James V. Bronge & Julia Nelson-Bronge. With his two brothers and his sister, he grew up in Maywood and Melrose Park, Illinois. As a child, he attended Mount Carmel

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Proviso Students

Brown, PFC Harold W.

PFC Harold Wilson Brown
Born: 29 November 1911 – Chicago, Illinois
Parents: William J. Brown & May E. Reese-Brown
Siblings: 2 sisters
Home:
– 233 Linden Avenue – Bellwood, Illinois
Education:
– Field Stevenson School – Forest Park
– Proviso

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Proviso Students

Brunson, T/Sgt. Joseph E.

T/Sgt. Joseph Edward Brunson 
Born: 15 September 1921 – Atwood, Illinois 
Parents: Harry Brunson & Elizabeth Marie Ashurst-Brunson 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother 
Hometown: Brookfield, Illinois 
– the family moved to Brookfield from Forest Park in 1939 
Education: 
– left

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