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Pvt. Raymond H. SchlettererBorn: 4 September 1913 – New YorkFather: Raymond J. & Elizabeth SchlettererSiblings: 2 sistersHometown: West Branch, PennsylvaniaInducted: 20 January 1941 – Buffalo, New YorkTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– welder– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms and marching to music– Week 3: machine gun– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC Lee Roney ScottBorn: 2 January 1916 – Macon County, IllinoisParents: Vernie O. Scott & Treva Roney-ScottSiblings: 3 sistersHometown: Bethany, IllinoisEducation: Cerro Gordo High SchoolResidence: 240½ West Main Street – Decatur, Illinois– his family was residing at 1336 East Orchard, Decatur, Illinois, while he was a POWInducted:– U.S. Army– 12 February 1941 – Chicago, IllinoisTraining:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Disease
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[ T/5 Virgil Sebastian Born: 6 October 1922 – Booneville, Kentucky Parents: Edward Sebastian & Ellen McIntosh-Sebastian Siblings: 1 brother Home: Mulberry Street – Booneville, Kentucky Occupation: laborer – Civilian Conservation Corps Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 13 January 1941 – Fort Thomas – Newberry, Kentucky Trained: – Fort Knox, Kentucky Units: – 19th Ordnance […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Richard H. Shelton Born: 4 November 1919 – Putman County, West Virginia Mother: Mrs. Virginia Matthews Step-father: Joseph H. Matthews Siblings: 1 sister Home: Putnam County, West Virginia  Graduated: Buffalo High School – Buffalo, West Virginia  Enlisted:  – U.S. Army  – 26 September 1940 – Fort Thomas, Kentucky Stationed: – Ft. Knox, Kentucky  Unit:  […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC William Julian SheppardBorn: 12 August 1910 – West River Township, Randolph County, IndianaHometown: Route 2, Lyman, Indiana Parents: William Z. Sheppard & Celina F. Gaddis-Sheppard Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers Inducted: 10 January 1941 – Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana Training: – Ft. Knox, Kentucky – Training: Machinist Unit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– learned how to do maintenance on 57 different […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Clarence E. Simms was born to Andrew L. Simms & Hattie Roach-Simms on June 8, 1915, in Guyan Township, Gallia County, Ohio. He was the oldest of the couple’s four children and grew up in Newport, Kentucky. He was living in Huntington, West Virginia, working as a mechanic, when he enlisted in the U.S. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Earl R. Simpson was born on November 27, 1917, to Percy H. Simpson & Myrtle A. Leap-Simpson in Ashland County, Kentucky. It is known that he had a twin sister and that he was called “Ray” by his family and friends. With his three sisters and six brothers, he grew up in Ashland, Kentucky. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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T/4 Reuben SmiddyBorn: 16 October 1909 – Campbell County, TennesseeParents: Reuben Smiddy & Matilda Potter-SmiddySiblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 1 half-sister, 1 half-brother– half-sister and brother from father’s first marriageNickname: ToodHome: Harlan County, KentuckyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 15 November 1939Training:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox– learned […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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T/4 Eugene J. Sochacki Born: 1921 – Ohio Mother: John H. & Bessie Sochacki – parents divorced in the 1930s Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers Hometown: Toledo, Ohio Education: Scott High School – left before class graduated Enlisted: 11 January 41 – Fort Benjamin Harrison Training: – Ft. Knox, Kentucky – first six weeks was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Daniel J. SparlingBorn: 12 December 1912 – IdahoParents: William G. Sparling & Cora B. Halford-SparlingSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHome: Harney, Washington– 1935 – Camas, WashingtonOccupation: FarmhandEnlisted: 19 February 1941 – Portland, OregonTraining:– Ft. Knox, KentuckyUnit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. KnoxTraining:– Ft. Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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