Roster: S.S. M. S. Klipfontein

194th - A Co.

Lopez, Pvt. Alfonso A.

Pvt. Alfonso Lopez 
Born: 25 February 1915 – Gallup, New Mexico 
Parents: Gaspar Lopez and Natalia Gutierrez-Lopez 
Siblings: Unknown 
Home: 615 North Figueroa Street – Los Angeles, California 
Married: Esperanza Ordaz – married when inducted 
Children: 3 daughters, 1 son 

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192nd - A Co.

Bartz, Sgt. Robert W.

Sgt. Robert W. Bartz was the son of Albert E. Bartz & Ida C. Hawkinson-Bartz. He was born on March 31, 1920, in Edgerton, Wisconsin, and was one of eight children born to the couple. With his four brothers and

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On November 25, 1940, the tank company was called to federal service as D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. The company boarded 10 trucks in Harrodsburg on November 28th and its tanks were loaded onto a flatcar and taken by train to Ft. Knox. The company left Harrodsburg at 12:30 P.M. arriving about four hours later at 4:30 P.M.
194th - MD

McKinney, Pvt. Ernest L.

Pvt. Ernest Lee McKinney 
Born: 3 October 1918 – Elberton, Washington 
Parents: Thomas McKinney and Annie Maude Stairrett-McKinney 
– mother remarried 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers 
Home: Whitman County, Washington 
– working in Stevens County, Washington 
Employment: worked for his

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17th Ordnance Company

Molaro, Pvt. Louis

Pvt. Louis Molaro
Born: 17 April 1916 – Bronx, New York
Parents: Sarrato & Antonette Molaro
Siblings: 2 sisters (known)
Home: 2254 Crotona Avenue – Bronx, New York
Inducted:
– U.S. Army
– 13 February 1941 – New York City,

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192nd - HQ Co.

Matheny, Sgt. Joseph B.

Sgt. Joseph Blum Matheny was born in Logan, Ohio, on February 17, 1922. He was the son of Ervin Matheny & Hazel Blum-Matheny and grew up at 72 Hill Street in Logan, Ohio, with his two brothers. He was known

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17th Ordnance Company

Onacki, T/Sgt. Albert J.

T/Sgt. Albert Joseph Onacki
Born: 4 October 1916 – Lackawanna, Pennsylvania
Parents: Felix & Michalena Onacki
Siblings: 3 sisters, 4 brothers
Home: 1242 Loomis Avenue – Scranton, Pennsylvania
Enlisted:
– Pennsylvania National Guard
Enlisted:
– U.S. Army
– 30 August

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192nd - B Co.

Peterson, S/Sgt. Robert E.

S/Sgt. Robert Edward Peterson was born on March 6, 1921, to John E. Peterson and Maribel I. Schwarz-Peterson in Chicago, Illinois. With his brother, Roy, and his sister, June, he was raised at 906 South Ninth Avenue in Maywood, Illinois,

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Piccolo
192nd - HQ Co.

Piccolo, Pvt. Dominick

Pvt. Dominick Piccolo was born on July 26, 1917, in the Bronx, New York, and was the son of Anthony & Kate Piccolo. With his three sisters, he was raised at 472 Arnold Avenue, Bronx, New York. It is known

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192nd - C Co.

Richeson, Pvt. Forest E.

Pvt. Forest Elsworth Richeson was born on March 7, 1917, in Cambridge, Ohio, to Lewis V. Richeson and Libbie Lightfoot-Richeson. His father passed away when he was an infant. It is known he had three sisters. As a child, he

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194th - A Co.

Kramp, Sgt. Carl M.

Sgt. Carl Matthew Kramp was born on September 14, 1920, in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. He was the son of Charles and Grace Kramp and had two brothers and a sister. In 1940, his family was living in Lake Edwards Township,

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194th - HQ Co.

Knapp, Cpl. Francis G.

Born: 28 May 1921 – Saint Joseph, Missouri
Parents: James Knapp & Wilda Courtin-Knapp
Siblings: 3 brothers
Home: 2715 Delaware Street – Saint Joseph, Missouri
Occupation: grocery store clerk
Nickname: Frank
Enlisted:
– Missouri National Guard
Inducted:
– U. S.

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192nd - C Co.

Kirby, Pvt. Lewis R.

Pvt. Lewis Raymond Kirby was born July 13, 1921, in Big Chimney, West Virginia, to James Kirby and Lula Darlington-Kirby in Gallipolis, Ohio. The family resided at 108 Third Ave in Gallipolis. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on

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