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PFC Charles R. Brown was born on December 16, 1922, in New Martinsville, West Virginia. By 1930, he was living with his grandparents, Josiah & Maud McVaney in Upshur County, West Virginia. On January 7, 1941, he enlisted into the U.S. Army at Fort Hayes, Ohio. He was sent to Ft. Knox, Kentucky, for basic […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC. John D. BrownBorn: 9 December 1918 – Hancock County, KentuckyParents: Ivory & Anna Brown– parents divorced after 1925Siblings: 1 sisterHometown: Lewisport, KentuckyEducation: completed grade schoolOccupation: farmerEnlisted:– U. S. Army– 1941Unit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– 17th Ordnance Company– A Company of 19th ordnance deactivated.– reactivated as 17th Ordnance CompanyTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyNote: On August 15, 1941, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Frank David BusbyBorn: 18 March 1921 – McComb, MississippiParents: George Busby & Thelma E. Alexander-BusbySiblings: 1 brotherHometown: U.S. Route 45 – Paducah, KentuckyEducation: high schoolOccupation: machinist– Illinois Central Railroad ShopsEnlisted:– U. S. Army– 25 November 1940 – Fort Knox, Kentucky– January 1941 – visited parents while on leaveUnit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– Company A detached […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Wilbur Charles Callison was the son of Albert A. Callison & Clara M. Stuber-Callison. He was born in 1918 in Wise Township, Michigan. It is known that he had two brothers, one who died at age ten, and two sisters. In 1940, he was living in Merrill Village, Michigan, married to Inez, and working […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company, Arisan Maru
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Cpl. Hays C. Campbell was born on September 28, 1921, in Leslie County, Kentucky, to Frank Campbell & Lettie Couch-Campbell. He enlisted in the U. S. Army on October 17, 1939, and did his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. According to U. S. Army records, he was from Henderson County, Kentucky. At Fort Knox, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Leon Warren CampbellBorn: 21 May 1919 – PennsylvaniaParents: Wilber & Ceola CampbellSiblings: 3 sistersHometown: Kane, PennsylvaniaResidence: Deerfield State Route 6 – Sheffield, PennsylvaniaOccupation: Civilian Conservation Corps– living in Marion County, IndianaInducted:– U.S. Army– Fort Benjamin Harrison – Lawrence, Indiana– 11 February 1941Training:– Ft. Knox, Kentucky– machinistUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– 17th Ordnance Company– the company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. J. W. CarrBorn: 23 March 1915 – Montgomery County, AlabamaHome: Montgomery County, Alabama– 1940 – he was living on Pittman Road in High Shoals Township, Randolph County, AlabamaOccupation: FarmhandEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 15 October 1940 – Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, CaliforniaTrained:– Not knownUnits:– Not knownNote: On August 15, 1941, orders were issued, to 17th Ordnance, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Wayne Wilbur ColvinBorn: 17 January 1908 – Waterloo, IowaParents: Archie B. Colvin & Maude McIntyre-ColvinSiblings: 1 brother– the family moved to Wyoming in 1917Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming– father died in 1930Inducted:– U.S. Army– 21 October 1940Training:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms […]
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PFC Aaron Arnold Combs Born: 1 July 1919 – Bloomfield, Indiana Parents: Homer Combs & Grace Quillen-Combs Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Hometown: Bloomfield, Indiana Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 15 January 1938 -Cambridge, Ohio Trained: – Raritan Arsenal – Raritan County, New Jersey – Fort Knox, Kentucky Units: – 19th Ordnance Battalion – first […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Richard A. CombsBorn: 29 March 1920 – Kanawha, West VirginiaParents: Herbert L. Combs & Nellie Minnear-CombsSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brotherHometown: Elk City, West Virginia– living in Three Mile, West Virginia when inductedEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 7 January 1941 – Fort Hays, Columbus, OhioUnit:– 19th Ordnance BattalionTraining:– Ft. Knox, Kentucky– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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