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T/5 Edward J. SwainBorn: April 1916 – Genesee County, New YorkHometown: Darien, New York Parents: Robert Swain & Ethel Hart-Swain Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Enlisted: 13 February 1941 – Buffalo, New YorkStationed: Fort Knox, Kentucky – first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms and marching to music– Week 3: machine […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Talleyherman
PFC Herman Talley was born on June 26, 1922, in Fordsville, Kentucky. He was one of five children born to Lawrence O. Talley & Zuma Mosley-Talley. Besides Herman, only one sister and brother would reach adulthood. He was living in Whitesville, Daviess County, Kentucky, working as a farmer, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Keith Edward TaylorBorn: 21 February 1921 – Grant County, IndianaParents: Paul E. Taylor & Edna M. Smith-TaylorHometown: County Road #32 – Franklin County, IndianaSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersOccupation: worked on the family’s farmEnlisted:– U. S. Army– 9 January 1941 – Fort Benjamin Harrison, IndianaTraining: Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company, Zentsuji
Theriac
Pvt. Regis Mart TheriacBorn: 13 November 1918 – Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana Parents: Guy B. Theriac & Yodus H. Coleman-Theriac Siblings: 5 sisters, 4 brothers Hometown: Vincennes, Indiana – lived in Johnson, Indiana – 1930 Occupation: FarmhandEnlisted:– 8 January 1941 Inducted: – 9 January 1941 – Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana– inducted with James Flaitz and John CragoTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Charles Louis UrbanBorn: 6 November 1925 – KentuckyMother: Lou Urban & Mollie Cox-Urban– father died when he was three– mother remarried – Rom HurstHome: 2917 Central Avenue – Ashland, KentuckyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 7 May 1940– 14 years oldTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox– learned to […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company
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Name: Sgt. Walter VaughnBorn: 1912 – IllinoisParents: Frank Vaughn & Nellie Lowe-VaughnSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHometown: Raleigh. KentuckyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 9 January 1941 – Fort Benjamin Harrison, IndianaTrained:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Pierce Herring WadeBorn: 4 February 1919 – Lexington, KentuckyParents: William H. Wade & Estelle E. Carter-WadeSiblings: 1 half-sister, 1 sister, 2 brothersNickname: “Panama”Hometown: Hahira, GeorgiaResidence: 1014 Apex Street – Nashville, TennesseeMarried: Viola HowesOccupation: embalmerEnlisted:– 1936 – National GuardReenlisted:– 1939 – National Guard– 7 January 1940 – Fort McPherson, East Point, Georgia– U.S. ArmyTraining:– Fort […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC Malcolm S. WebbBorn: 1 October 1916 – Jefferson County, KentuckyParents: Lyndza Webb & Lucy Renfro-Webb Siblings: 2 brothers, 3 sisters Home: 2603 South Fourth Street – Louisville, Kentucky Education: grade school Occupation: welder – Louisville & Nashville RailroadMarried: Regina Bush Enlisted: 29 October 1940 – Fort Knox, Kentucky Unit: – 19th Ordnance Battalion– learned to maintain 567 different vehicles […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Bataan Project - Pvt. Leon L. Wolf
Pvt. Leon L. Wolf Born: 20 April 1915 – Illinois Parents: Abe & Bessie Wolf Siblings: 1 brother Home: Grayville, Illinois Enlisted: – Illinois National Guard Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 22 January 1940 – Camp Shelby, Mississippi Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky Units: – 19th Ordnance Battalion – learned to maintain 567 different vehicles […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Bataan Project - 1st Lt. Jack Thurston Woodson
1st Lt. Jack Thurston Woodson Born: 17 September 1917 – Vinita, Oklahoma Parents: Charles W. & Winifred Woodson Siblings: 1 brother  Hometown: Vinita, Oklahoma  Education:  – University of Oklahoma  – Bachelors Degree – Electrical Engineering   – ROTC – joined to earn extra money Occupation: – Electrical Engineer – Southwestern Light & Power Company, Lawton, Oklahoma […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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