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Pvt. Edward Charles Keith Jr.Born: 18 May 1923 – New Lisbon, MaineParents: Edward C. Keith Sr. & Mary Sotak-KeithHometown: Gary, IndianaEnlisted: September 1940Training: Fort Knox, Kentucky– 18 May 1940Unit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– 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
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S/Sgt. Roy A. KennedyBorn: 20 November 1905 – KentuckyHome: Vanderburgh County, IndianaWife: Bertie KennedyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 19 December 1939Unit:– 19th Ordnance BattalionTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms and marching to music– Week 3: machine gun– Week 4: pistol– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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FTO William Eugene KernBorn: 24 January 1921 – Chicago, IllinoisParents: William & Jeanette KernSiblings: 3 sistersHome:– 1513 South Mango Avenue, Forest Park, IllinoisEducation:– Saint Bernadine School– Proviso Township High School– Class of 1939– Illinois Institute of Technology– left school after two years to enlistEnlisted:– U.S. Army Air Corps– 5 January 1942 – Chicago, IllinoisSerial Number: […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company, Provisional Tank Group
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S/Sgt. Basil Blake KesterBorn: 16 November 1924 – Wyoming, West VirginiaParents: Otis C. Kester & Bertha Marie Harmon-KesterSiblings: 2 brothers, 1 sisterHome: Wyco, Wyoming County, West VirginiaEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 7 January 1941– 16 years old when he enlistedTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– 1st Armored DivisionUnits:– 19th Ordnance Company– first six weeks was the primary training – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Cpl. Jack Allen KilgrenBorn: 23 January 1918 – Kingsford, MichiganParents: Peter Kilgren & Ethel LaCourt-Kilgren– father died – mother married Ernest FisherSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: Sagola Township, Dickinson County, MichiganOccupation: lumber mill workerEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 11 January 1941 – Fort Benjamin Harrison, IndianaTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks was the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC John Norrel KinardBorn: 13 October 1920 – AlabamaParents: John W. Kinard & Jettie Kelley-KinardSiblings: 1 sisterHome: 960 Washington Ferry Road – Prattville, AlabamaEducation: 4 years of high schoolOccupation: farm hand– U.S. Army– 9 August 1940 – Jackson, MississippiTrained:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion– first six weeks was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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S/Sgt. Frank F. Kindlesparker Born: 20 November 1918 – Wabash, Indiana Parents: Gale Kindlesparker & Nora E. Henry-Kindlesparker Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sister – one brother died as a child Home: 242 East Sinclair Street- Wabash, Indiana Enlisted: 11 January 41 – Fort Benjamin Harrison Unit: – 19th Ordnance Battalion – trained alongside the 192nd […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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2nd Lt. Charles William KraussBorn: 31 August 1903 – Milwaukee, WisconsinParents: Charles W. Krauss & Laura Eloise McKiltrick-KraussSiblings: 7 sisters, 4 brothersHometown: Milwaukee, WisconsinOccupation: Steel Company– planer operatorMarried: Elsie J. FergusonResidence: 1344 Cypress, Louisville, KentuckyEnlisted: Not KnownStationed: China – 1935Training:– Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland– Ft. Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside 192nd Tank Battalion– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Merl Wilson KygarBorn: 3 December 1913 – Still, ColoradoParents: Jesse Kygar & Florence Ritchey-KygarSiblings: 3 brothers– one brother was his twinHome: Highland Drive – Owyhee, OregonOccupation: farmerEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 19 February 1941 – Portland, OregonUnit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside 192nd Tank Battalion– learned to repair the 57 vehicles used by the Army– first […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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1st Lt. Fred Phillip LaBoonBorn: 28 September 1915 – Chickasha, OklahomaParents: Wade H. LaBoon & Mae E. Folsom-LaBoonSiblings: 4 sisters, 3 brothersHometown: Chickasha, Oklahoma– father was postmasterEducation:– University of Oklahoma– Bachelors of Science– Masters in Engineering – 1939– ROTC Program – OrdnanceOccupation: stationary engineerCommissioned: Second Lieutenant – 1938Active Duty:– 13 January 1941Stationed:– 23 March 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company, Zentsuji
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