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Born: 3 December 1918 – Hopkins County, KentuckyMother: Artie Stringfellow-ChoateNickname: “Piggy”Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sisterStep-siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: South McEven Avenue – Earlington, KentuckyMarried: Margaret AlmonChildren: 1 son – LonnieOccupation: coal miner & automobile salesmanInducted:– 22 January 1941 – U.S. ArmyTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Arrived: 28 November 1940– January 1941 – tank school– qualified […]
Filed as: 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Cause of Death, Execution, Prison Camp, Provisional Tank Group
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Sgt. George Oliver Christopher was born to Walter Christopher and Mary Belle Cassity-Christopher in Bowling Green, Kentucky on September 15, 1919. He was one of nine children born to the couple. His friends called him “Red,” but he was known as “Oliver” to his family. He attended Littlesville Grade School and Franklin Junior High School […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC George Everett Chumley was born on May 24, 1921, to Wiley Chumley & Lola Taylor-Chumley, and was known as “Everett” to his family. It is known he had two sisters and a brother and grew up on Greenville Street in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He worked as a waiter at a restaurant. Sometime in the late […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Morris Stanland CollierBorn: 14 June 1918 – Mercer County, Kentucky– first name: Maurice – may have changed it– used “Morris” on his military recordsMother: Dametnes Collier & Maggie Carey-CollierSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers– 1940 – his siblings and him were living with his oldest brotherHome: 212 Rose Hill Lane – Harrodsburg, KentuckyOccupation: Road ConstructionEnlisted: […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Sidney Ambrose Coy was born April 30, 1916, in Kentucky, to John & Rosemary Coy. With his five brothers and sister, he was raised at 1743 West Oak Street, Louisville, Kentucky. On January 1, 1941, Sidney was inducted into the U.S. Army and assigned to D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. During Sidney’s time at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Maynard C. Cravens was born on October 16, 1918, in Booneville, Kentucky, to William D. Cravens and Mary Belle Jaaggers-Cravens. With his sister and two brothers, he grew up in Hart County, Kentucky. He also had four half-sisters and four half-brothers. He left school after eighth grade and worked on the family farm until […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Woodrow Wilson Cravens was born on December 11, 1915, in Christian County, Kentucky, to Richard Cravens and Addie Young-Cravens. He was one of the couple’s three sons. Woodrow was inducted into the U.S. Army on February 21, 1941, in Louisville, Kentucky, and was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky, for basic training. During his basic […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Oscar Dean was born on June 23, 1919, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Granville Elmer Dean and Glaydis Crossfield-Dean. He was known as “Billy” to his family and friends. With his nine sisters and three brothers, he grew up on the family farm on Oregon Road in Mercer County. He left high school after […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Wallace Denny was born on August 29, 1918, in Mercer County, Kentucky. He left high school after his third year and worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary Ann Best, a school teacher, and was working on his grandmother’s farm. On April 1, 1939, he joined the Kentucky National Guard to earn […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Ben R. Devine Jr. was born in 1919 in Funks Grove, Illinois, to Ben Devine Sr. and Effie Devine. He was known as “Bud” to his family and friends. It is known he had six sisters and one brother. He was known as “Bud” to his family and friends. He left school after eighth […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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