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PFC Paul Edward FurrBorn: 13 February 1919 – West VirginiaParents: Clyde Furr & Cora L Hawkins-FurrSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Smithville, West VirginiaNickname: “Jack”Occupation: roughneck -oil and gas fieldsInducted:– U.S. Army– 7 January 1941 – Fort Hayes, Columbus, OhioTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– 19th Ordnance Battalion– learned how to maintain 51 vehicles– trained with the 192nd […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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T/4 Joseph A. GazerBorn: October 1917 – Cleveland, OhioParents: Thomas Gazdecki & Mary Faldowski-Gazdecki– mother died when he was two years oldStep-mother: Julia Poshyvak – 1920– the last name legally changed to “Gazer”Home: 3625 East 57th Street – Cleveland, OhioSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherEducation: 3 years of high schoolOccupation: machinist – aluminum companyResidence: 9735 Kensington […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Morris W. GibsonBorn: 26 July 1923 – Barren County, KentuckyParents: William Gibson & Mollie Hunter-GibsonHome: Barren County, KentuckyOccupation: farmerSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 10 October 1940 – Fort Knox, KentuckyTraining:– Ft. Knox, KentuckyUnit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained to work on 57 different vehicles– 17th Ordnance Company– August 1941 – created from one […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Uhlan Gillman was born on October 22, 1919, in Barnabus, Logan County, West Virginia. He was the son of Comfort Gillman & Roxie Curry-Gillman and had two sisters and two brothers. He was inducted into the army on August 2, 1940, at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio, and assigned to the 19th Ordnance Battalion […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Cpl. Willard Garland Glass Born: 22 December 1921 – Pellyton, Kentucky Parents: William L. Glass & Exie M. Hall-Glass Siblings: – 2 sisters, 2 brothers Hometown: Adkin, West Virginia Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 7 January 1941 – Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky Units: – 19th Ordnance Battalion – first six […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC Offutt GobleBorn: 24 April 1921 – John Davis County, KentuckyParents: Frank & Maggie GobleSiblings: 4 sisters, 4 brothersEnlisted:– U.S. Army– Date Unknown– it is known he was in the army in April 1940Training:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Milton J. GoemmerBorn: 9 June 1923 – Louisville, KentuckyParents: Harry O. Goemmer & Lillian Franklin-GoemmerSiblings: 2 sistersHometown: Louisville, KentuckyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 30 May 1940 – Miami Beach, FloridaTraining:– Ft. Knox, Kentucky– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms and marching to music– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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T/4 Oscar E. GordonBorn: 1921 – Hendricks County, IndianaParents: Lawrence Frank Gordon & Lucinda McCloud-GordonSiblings: 12 sisters, 6 brothersHometown: Eel River, IndianaResided: Putnam County, IndianaInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 January 1941 – Fort Benjamin Harrison, IndianaTraining:– Ft. Knox, Kentucky– A Company, 19th Ordnance Battalion reorganized as 17th Ordinance Company– first six weeks was the primary training […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Lloyd A. GreverBorn: 20 November 1918 – Sappa, NebraskaParents: Charles A. Grever & Esta M. Beadleston-GreverSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: Orleans, NebraskaOccupation: FarmhandInducted:– U.S. Army– 1941Training:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms and marching to music– Week 3: […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company, Camp O’Donnell, Disease, Prison Camp
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  Pvt. Frank W. Gyovai was born on February 15, 1920, in Sovereign, West Virginia, to Stephen Gyovai & Ethel Pappi-Gyovai. His parents were Hungarian immigrants. With his four brothers and one sister, he resided in Boone County, West Virginia, where his father worked as a coal miner. He attended high school for two years […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company, Guerrilla
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