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Born: 9 August 1917 – Kentucky Parents: Claud & Lillie Price-Kistner – father died mother married Douglas Price Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sister Hometown: 405 South Sebree Avenue – Dawson Springs, Kentucky Nickname: “Lunky” Occupation: grocery store clerk Education: – Earlington High School – Class of 1937 Enlisted: – U. S. Army – 20 November […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company, Provisional Tank Group
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PFC George R. Hadley Born: 5 November 1902 – Illinois Parents: Richard D. Hadley & Mary E. McDaugal-Hadley Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Hometown: Sunbury Township, Livingston County, Illinois – living in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1940 Education: 8th Grade Occupation: Stereotyper Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 9 January 1941 – Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company, Provisional Tank Group
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Born: 25 October 1921 – Putman County, West Virginia Parents: Ollie & Anna King Siblings: 6 sisters, 1 brother Hometown: Plymouth Township, Putman County, West Virginia Occupation: pipeline worker Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 8 January 1941 – Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio Trained: – Fort Knox, Kentucky Units: – 19th Ordnance Battalion – trained alongside […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company, Provisional Tank Group
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S/Sgt. Winfred Horace AdairBorn: 22 February 1917 – Vanderburgh County, IndianaParents: Arthur E. Adair & Lulu Mays-AdairSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother– when he was a baby, he was put in an orphanage in Nashville, Tennessee– discovered his father was alive in 1937 in EvansvilleHome: 617 North Sixth Avenue – Evansville, Indiana– 1935 – living in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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S/Sgt. Nevel C. AdamsBorn: 1 May 1907 – Madison County, KentuckyParents: John L. Adams & Sallie Daugherty-AdamsSiblings: 5 sisters, 3 brothersHometown: Union City, Kentucky– 1930 – the family lived in Gary, IndianaMarried: DorothyResidence: 205 Ravine Avenue, East Peoria, IllinoisNickname: Mose-called this by members of his companyEnlisted :– most likely enlisted in 1939Reenlisted 7 October 1941Unit:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. James Taylor Aikin Born: 11 December 1926 – Hardin County, KentuckyNickname: “Ted”Parents: Samuel & Minola AikinSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersHome: Hardin County, KentuckyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 1941– lied about his age – only fourteen years oldTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Cpl. Fred Joseph Allen Born: 17 April 1920 – Kentucky Parents: Lawrence J. Allen Sr. & Sadie Belle Felker-Allen Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother, 2 half-sisters Home: 3505 Greenwood Avenue – Louisville, Kentucky Education: – St. Paul High School – left school Employment: Civilian Conservation Corps – worked six months before enlisting Enlisted: – 17 […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company
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What is known about T/4 Joseph S. Bandych was born in 1921 to Bruno & Amelia Bandych. His father was a coal miner and the family resided at House #177 at the Glen Robbins Coal Company near Warren, Ohio. Joseph enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 19th Ordnance Battalion at Fort […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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T/Sgt. Charles Elmer BashamBorn: 22 July 1919 – KentuckyMother: Thomas Basham & Mattie Hickeson-BashamSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHome: 326 Bartles Bottom Road – Meade County, KentuckyEducation: Grade SchoolOccupation: sheet metal workerInducted:– U.S. Army– 23 January 1940 – Ashford General Hospital, West VirginiaTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside 192nd Tank Battalion– learned to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Cpl. Henry V. Baumgardt Jr.Born: 8 March 1923 – Lafayette, IndianaParents: Henry V. Baumgardt Sr. & Meta Scharbara-BaumgardtSiblings: 3 brothers, 1 sisterHome: 409 Asher Street, Lafayette, IndianaEducation:– Ford Grade School– Jefferson High School– left high school after one yearEnlisted:– 9 January 1941– Fort Benjamin Harrison, IndianaUnit:– B Company, 19th Ordnance Battalion– Reorganized as: 17th Ordnance […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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