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What is known about T/4 Virgil J. Holt is that he was born in 1916 in Raleigh County, West Virginia. His father died and his mother remarried. It is known he had a brother and a sister. His step-father also died, so he and his brother went to work as coal miners. Virgil was inducted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Cpl. Ernest M. Horne was the son of James H. & Mamie Langley-Horne. He was born on September 25, 1915, and had three brothers and one sister. His mother died in 1923, and by 1930, he and his brothers were living in the state school in Mount Carmel, South Carolina. Ernest was inducted into the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC Arley HoseyBorn: 20 February 1923 – Braxton County, West VirginiaParents: Archibald Hosey & Lilly Evans-HoseySiblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothersHometown: Holly, West Virginia– moved to Akron, OhioEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 8 January 1941 – Fort Hayes, Columbus, OhioTraining:– Ft. Knox, Kentucky– 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. Robert Jack HoughlandBorn: 23 December 1921 – Boonville, IndianaParents: Oliver & Alma HoughlandSiblings: 1 sisterHome: 307 East Walnut Street – Boonville, IndianaNickname: “Bob”Enlisted:– U.S. Army– 13 February 1940 – Camp Atterbury, Columbus, IndianaTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnit:– 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. Cecil May HuttonBorn: 13 February 1919 – Scott County, KentuckyParents: John F. Hutton & Rebecca A. Blythe-HuttonSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brotherHometown: Minersville, Kentucky– living in Boone County, Kentucky when he enlistedEducation: grade schoolOccupation: FarmhandEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 11 January 1941 – Fort Thomas, Newport, KentuckyTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– trained on tanks of the 192nd Tank […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Jackson, PFC Lawrence E. 1 - Bataan Project
PFC Lawrence E. JacksonBorn: 8 January 1918 – Centre County, PennsylvaniaParents: George F. Jackson & Annie Rhine-JacksonSiblings: 3 sisters, 4 brothersHometown: 116 High Street – Flemington PennsylvaniaOccupation: Road MaintenanceEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 6 August 1940 – Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Jemenko, Pvt. Frank T. 3 - Bataan Project
Pvt. Frank T. Jemenko Born: 25 February 1922 – Lake County, Indiana Parents: Carl & Stella Jemenko Siblings: One of five children Home: 4802 Kennedy Avenue – East Chicago, Indiana Education: – Washington High School – Class of 1940 Married: Joella Jones – got married as the company prepared for overseas duty Children: 1 daughter […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Johnson Shelby
Pvt. Shelby JohnsonBorn: 11 November 1923 – Grayson County, KentuckyParents: Henderson & Bertha JohnsonHome: 701 Colorado Avenue, Louisville, KentuckyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 6 January 1941 – Louisville, Kentucky– lied about his age to get into the armyTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Johnsone
T/Sgt. Euclid Audelle JohnsonBorn: 4 January 1918 – McCracken County, KentuckyParents: Carlyle Johnson & Bonnie M. Burchett-JohnsonHome: 915 Clay Street – Paducah, KentuckyOccupation: manager – gas stationEnlisted:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– August 1940-Leave: 5 October 1940 – visited parentsTraining:Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion– first six weeks was the primary […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Capt. Richard Coordes Kadel was born on August 13, 1904, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Phillip H. Kadel & Metta Coodes-Kadel. With his sister, he grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. He married Kathryn Allison Curd in Cave City, Kentucky. The couple resided on U.S. Highway 70 in Barren, Kentucky. During World War I, he served […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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