Roster: U.S.S. Gospar

17th Ordnance Company

McKenzie, PFC Charles D.

PFC Charles Doyle McKenzie 
Born: 10 February 1924 – Greenup County, Kentucky 
Parents: Ray McKenzie and Virgie Clark-McKenzie 
Hometown: Flatwoods, Kentucky 
– left high school after one year 
– 13 January 1941 – Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky 

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192nd - A Co.

Riese, Pvt. Boyd A.

Pvt. Boyd Albert Riese was the son of Ernest and Ella Riese and was born on April 3, 1921, in Avon County, Wisconsin. He was raised at 4321 North Walnut Street in Janesville and attended school there.

Boyd enlisted in

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194th - A Co.

Kolilis, Pfc. Frederick L.

PFC Frederick Louis Kolilis
Born: 6 March 1921 – Saint Charles, Missouri
Parents: Constantinos Kolilis & Bernadine Walkenhorst-Kolilis
– parents divorced
– mother married Charles R. Edrington
Siblings: 1 brother
Home: 816 North Stevens Tacoma, Washington
– 1935 – living

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194th - HQ Co.

Rubenstein, Pvt. Saul

Pvt. Saul Rubenstein 
Born: 27 October 1919 – New York 
Parents: Irving Rubenstein and Sarah Tannenbaum-Rubenstein 
Home: Davenport, California 
– grew up in Brooklyn and New York City, New York 
Education: 2 years of high school 
– U. S.

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192nd - D Co.

Sapp, Pvt. Paige E.

Pvt. Paige Edison Sapp 
Born: 23 June 1914 – Kitzmiller, Maryland 
Parents: Bruce Sapp & Mary McDonnell-Sapp 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 5 brothers 
Home: RFD 1, Independence, West Virginia 
Education: 2 years of college 
Occupation: worked on the family’s farm 

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192nd - D Co.

Groves, Pvt. James T.

Pvt. James Thomas Groves 
Born: 15 February 1920 – Madisonville, Kentucky 
Home: 9½ South Main Street – Henderson, Kentucky 
Occupation: unemployed
Residence: 518 Market Street – Evansville, Indiana
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact: Daisy Mae Jordan – mother

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194th - C Co.

Frost, PFC James E.

PFC James Edward Frost 
Born: 30 April 1920 – Midco, Missouri 
Parents: George W. & Mary Frost 
– father married Elsie L. Vick – 1930 
Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers, 2 step-brothers 
– one of his step-brothers was Sgt. Harold

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192nd - D Co.

Ferguson, Pvt. Harold J.

Pvt. Harold J. Ferguson 
Born: 25 November 1918 – Brooklyn, New York 
Parents: Herman and Sarah Ferguson 
– mother remarried 
Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers 
Education: 2 years of high school 
Selective Service Registration: 
– records of his registration have

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194th - C Co.

Diaz, PFC Royden L.

PFC Royden Louis Diaz was born to Ben & Ida Diaz on October 23, 1916, in Monterey County, California, and was of Spanish and Portuguese Decent. He lived in Monterey for the first five years of his life until the

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192nd - HQ Co.

Buggs, PFC Wayne T.

PFC Wayne T. Buggs was the son of Arthur H. Buggs and Lillias Broege-Buggs and was born on October 5, 1919, in Janesville, Wisconsin. As a child, he lived at 414 North Main Street. To support himself, he worked as

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Bolinger, Pfc. Fred J.
194th - A Co.

Bolinger, PFC Fred J.

PFC Fred Jack Bolinger
Born: 23 August 1919 – Truth, Arkansas
Parents: Samuel W. Bolinger and Aura C. Fowler-Bolinger
Siblings: 4 sisters, 4 brothers
– lived near Wharton, Arkansas
Home: 801 East Works – Sheridan, Wyoming
– moved to Wyoming

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192nd - HQ Co.

Watson, Pvt. Lester O.

At this time, very little is known about Pvt. Lester Owen Watson. What is known is that he was born on June 26, 1916, to Harold and Minnie Watson, in Missouri, and the family would later live in Jennings, Kansas,

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