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PFC Earl Maurice Conover was the son of Wyatt Conover & Ila Epperson-Conover. He was born on September 17, 1917, in Adair County, Kentucky. With his two sisters, he grew up on Jamestown Street in Columbia, Kentucky. He was a 1935 graduate of Columbia High School. After high school, Earl opened a jewelry shop where […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Robert Stellers CookBorn: 23 October 1910 – ArkansasMother: Robert L. Cook & Mable Lipsey-CookSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHome: 629 East Block Street – El Dorado, Arkansas– grew up in Magnolia, ArkansasEnlisted:– U.S. Army – 13 August 1941– most likely reenlisted on that dateUnit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– learned to maintain 57 vehicles used by the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Sgt. Ted Cook was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky, on August 25, 1919, to Floyd Cook & Ella Richardson-Cook. He had five brothers and three sisters. He attended school in Whitesburg and was a 1939 graduate of Whitesburg High School and worked on the family farm. He was known as Ted to his friends. After high […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC. John Albert CragoBorn: 3 April 1921 – Huntington County, IndianaParents: Charles O. Crago & Mabel V. Sharp-CragoHometown: Huntington, IndianaSiblings: 4 sisters, 1 brotherEducation: Lancaster High School – Lancaster, Indiana – 1940Enlisted:– 9 January 1941– U. S. Army – Fort Benjamin Harrison– inducted with James Flaitz and Regis TheriacTraining:Fort Knox, Kentucky– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Albert Cuchessi Jr.Born: 14 November 1917 – Newark, New JerseyParents: Albert Cuchessi Sr. & Nora CuchessiSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Newark, New JerseyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 14 February 1941 – Newark, New JerseyTrained:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox– first six weeks was the primary training […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Cpl. George Steve DamosBorn: 13 October 1922 – Akron, OhioParents: Steve & Mary DamosSiblings: 1 brotherHome: 946 North Keystone Avenue – Akron, OhioOccupation: Worked in a restaurantEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 12 July 1940 – Baca Raton Airfield, FloridaTrained:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual […]
Filed as: Miscellaneous, 17th Ordnance Company, Provisional Tank Group
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T/5 Kenneth L. Dawson Born: 12 June 1916 – Charleston, West Virginia Parents: George W. Dawson & Arra Elkins-Dawson – father died in 1933 – mother died in 1937 Siblings: 3 sisters, 8 brothers Nickname: “Happy” Hometown: Matoaka, West Virginia Marriage: Jerushia A. Price – 13 May 1939 Children: 1 daughter, 2 sons Occupation: lineman […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC Prospero O. Delano Born: 1916 – New York City, New York Parents: Thomas Delano & Rose Montelone-Delano Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Home: 1230 71st Street – Brooklyn, New York Occupation: Paper Cutter – paper plant Inducted: – U.S. Army – 1941 Trained: – Fort Knox, Kentucky – first six weeks was the primary […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Sgt. Billy Sunday DerrickBorn: 4 March 1922 – Kanawha County, West VirginiaParents: William W. Derrick & Hester Young-DerrickSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Falls, West VirginiaEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 11 January 1941– Fort Hayes, Columbus, OhioTrained:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms and marching […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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S/Sgt. Warren Richard DockinsBorn: 8 May 1921 – Logan County, Kentucky Parents: Homer Dockins & Flodie Hester-Dockins Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Hometown: Lewisburg, Kentucky Enlisted: – 19 January 1941 – Ashford General Hospital, West Virginia Unit: – Company A, 19th Ordnance Battalion – 17th Ordnance Company was organized from A Company of the battalion […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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