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192nd - B Co. 3 - Bataan Project
Pvt. Elmore Walte Pattison was born on August 9, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio, to Walter C. Pattison and Mada M. Kuhn-Pattison.  With his two sisters and four brothers, he grew up in Cincinnati and later lived at 74 Trellis Way in Sylvania, Ohio.  He left high school after two years and, in 1940, he was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Clyde Maru, Hell Ships, Prison Camp
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Pvt. Clemath S. Peppers was born on November 5, 1917, in Dallas County, Missouri, to Ernest Peppers & Lola May Palmer-Peppers. He had three sisters and three brothers. He resided in Windyville, Missouri, and later Glenpool, Kansas. He worked in the oil industry and was living in Oklahoma when he was drafted. He was inducted into […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Robert Edward Peterson was born on March 6, 1921, to John E. Peterson and Maibel I. Schwarz-Peterson in Chicago, Illinois. With his brother, Roy, and his sister, June, he was raised at 906 South Ninth Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, where his father was the Chief of Police. After high school, he worked as an underwriter […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Charles Albert Peterson was born in Chicago on November 3, 1919, to Charles J. Peterson & Ruth M. Hansen-Peterson. Until the age of ten, he grew up at 3212 West Addison Street in Chicago. In 1930, his family moved to 2135 North 72nd Court in Elmwood Park, Illinois, where he attended Elmwood Park Grade School. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. John M. Pimperal was born on March 13, 1919, and lived at 620 West Surf Street in Chicago, Illinois. He was drafted into the army and became a member of Company B, 192nd Tank Battalion, while its members were training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. A typical day started at 6:15 A.M. with reveille, but […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Prison Camp, Yokohama
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Pvt. Edward Plodzien was born on September 24, 1918, in Chicago, Illinois, to Martin Plodzien & Agnes Zachara-Plodzien. With his two sisters, he grew up at 1320 West Julian Street in Chicago. He attended high school for one year before leaving and going to work in a tannery as a mill hand. With his two […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Henry Andrew Rusch was the son of Frederick Rusch & Anna Koenig-Rusch. He was born in June 10, 1922. With his two sisters and two brothers, he grew up in Maywood and attended local schools. He was a member of the Proviso Township High School Class of 1940 but left school before graduating. He […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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2nd Lt. Thomas Scott Savage was the son of Dr. Robert G. Savage & Margaret I. Neary-Savage, and was born on September 12, 1917. With his two brothers and three sisters, he was raised in River Forest, Illinois, and at 536 North Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois. In the fall of 1940, Tom, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Zentsuji
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Pvt. Lawrence M. Sears was born on March 9, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois. His father died when he was a child. His two brothers, his mother, Louise, and Larry live in the family home in Winfield, Illinois. He was known as “Larry” to his family and friends. He left high school after two years and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Ralph Raymond Shaffer was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 14, 1918, and grew up on the north side of Chicago at 1605 North Lawndale Avenue. He attended LaSalle Grade School and Lane Technical High School. In anticipation of the United States involvement in World War II, the United States Congress passed a draft act […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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