Roster: Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines

Proviso Township High School students who fought in the Philippines during World War II.

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Proviso Students

Aiani, S/Sgt. Louis J. Jr.

S/Sgt. Louis James Aiani Jr. 
Born: 22 March 1923 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: Louis J. Aiani Sr., & Susan Vacca-Aiani 
Siblings: 4 brothers, 1 sister 
Home: 2153 North73rd Court – Elmwood Park, Illinois 
Education: 
– John Mills School 
– Proviso

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Proviso Students

Babcock, S/Sgt. Arthur L.

S/Sgt. Arthur Lee Babcock 
Born: 9 December 1921 – Alameda, California 
Parents: William H. Babcock & Bird Brown-Babcock 
Siblings: Sgt. William B. Babcock, Vera, Kenneth, Albert
Hometown: 
– 615 North Eighth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
Education: Lincoln Grade School 

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192nd - B Co.

Bainbridge, Sgt. James A. Jr.

Sgt. James Arthur Bainbridge Jr. was born on July 20, 1918, to James A. Bainbridge Sr. and Maude Floor-Bainbridge. With his brother, Jack, he grew up at 910 South 9th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He attended Emerson Grade School and

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Proviso Students

Ball, Pvt. William S.

Pvt. William Sonny Ball 
Born: 21 September 1917 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: Martin Ball & Susie Letrich-Ball
Siblings: 1 sister
Nickname: “Sonny”
Home:
– 7229 West Franklin Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois
Education:
– Stevenson School
– Proviso Township High

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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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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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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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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 and 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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192nd - B Co.

Burns, Cpl. William E. Jr.

Cpl. William Edison Burns Jr. was born on August 3, 1919, to William E. Burns Sr. and 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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192nd - B Co.

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

Clinkenbeard, Pvt. Jerome S.

Pvt. Jerome Stirling Clinkenbeard 
Born: 21 August 1925 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: John S. Clinkenbeard & Johannah Begley-Clinkenbeard 
Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers  
Home: 
– 7719 West Grand Avenue, Elmwood Park, Illinois 
Education: 
– Schurz High School – Chicago, Illinois 

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