Roster: Proviso Students Who Died During WWII

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

Proviso Students

Budway, Sgt. Robert T.

Sgt. Robert T. Budway 
Born: 15 December 1914 – Rochester, New York
Parents: Gilbert J. Budway & Sarah Katherine Smith-Budway
Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister
Home: 7329 West Madison Street – Forest Park, Illinois 
Education:
– Grant-White School, Forest Park

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Proviso Students

Bulger, S/Sgt. Joseph I.

S/Sgt. Joseph Imburgio Bulger Jr.
Born: 19 January 1921 – Oak Park, Illinois
Parents: Joseph I. Bulger Sr. & Elsie Tomm-Bulger
Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister
Home:
– 1103 North Broadway Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois
Education:
– Central YMCA High

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Burns, Cpl. William E. Jr.

Cpl. William Edison Burns Jr. was born on August 3, 1919, to William E. Burns Sr. & Mary E. Merritt-Burns in Oak Park, Illinois. With his brother and sister, he attended the Field-Stevenson Grammar School in Forest Park and Garfield

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Proviso Students

Busboom, PFC Milton W.

PFC Milton William Busboom
Born: 7 September 1919 – Chicago, Illinois
Parents: William H. Busboom & Caroline Niehoff-Busboom 
Siblings: 1 sister
Home: 
– 1911 South Sixth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Garfield Grade School 
– Proviso Township High School 

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Byars, PFC Frank A.

PFC Frank Albert Byars was born on November 27, 1921, in Forest Park, Illinois, to Ida Sarwood-Byars and Emmett Byars. His name on his birth certificate is Francis Adelbert Byars. He grew up at 1334 Circle Avenue in Forest Park,

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Proviso Students

Cannici, Pvt. Salvatore P.

Born: 23 March 1926 – Melrose Park, Illinois
Parents: Sam & Marietta Cannici
Home:
– 1213 North Eighteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois
Siblings: 1 brother
Education:
– Field-Stevenson Grade School
– Proviso Township High School
– Class of 1944

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Proviso Students

Cavallaro, RM 3/c John M.

RM 3/c John Michael Cavallaro
Born: 6 January 1922 – River Forest, Illinois 
– the family moved to Forest Park when John was a small child 
Parents: Rosario Cavallaro & Angelina Arigo-Cavallaro
– mother died when John was five
Home:

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Proviso Students

Chrastka, S/Sgt. Frank T.

S/Sgt. Frank Thurston Chrastka
Born: 3 March 1925 – Chicago, Illinois
Parents: Frank T., Sr. & Mable Chrastka
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother
Home:
– 843 Circle Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois
Education:
– Proviso Township High School
– Class

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Proviso Students

Cisek, 2nd Lt. Max M.

2nd Lt. Max Melvin Cisek 
Born: 27 August 1919 – Chicago, Illinois
Parents: Joseph Cisek & Aniela Biernet-Cisek
Siblings: 4 sisters, 2 brothers
– grew up in Maywood, Illinois
Home:
– 105 North Englewood Avenue, Bellwood, Illinois
Education: 
– Proviso

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Proviso Students

Clapp, Lt. (JG) John A.

Lt. (jg) John Arthur Clapp, MD 
Born: 13 August 1914 – Clinton, Iowa
– the family lived in Chicago in 1920
– living in Boone, Iowa, in 1925
– the family moved to Maywood, Illinois, before John started high school

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Proviso Students

Clausen, Ens. Henry Jr.

Ens. Henry Clausen Jr. 
Born: 19 January 1921 – Oak Park, Illinois 
Parents: Henry Clausen Sr. & Clarabel Barker-Clausen 
Hometown:
– 818 North Fifth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois
Education:
– Lincoln Grade School
– Proviso Township High School
– Graduating Class:

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Proviso Students

Cleland, 1st Lt. James R.

1st Lt. James Rowe Cleland 
Born: 4 May 1923 – Illinois 
Parents: Dewitt N. Cleland & Margaret A. Rowe-Cleland 
Home: 
– 2102 South Tenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Education: 
– Lincoln Grade School 
– Proviso Township High

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