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PFC George Robert Dietrich was the son of Joseph F. Dietrich & Eva Venemann-Dietrich. He was born on August 27, 1914, in Hibbing, Minnesota, and grew up at 409 Godfrey in Louisville, Kentucky, with his two sisters and brother. Before he was drafted into the U. S. Army on March 5, 1941, he worked for […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. David Alexander Dowell was born on August 19, 1917, in Garfield, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, to Ira B. Dowell and Mary Durbin-Dowell. His mother died giving birth to him. His father would marry Bertha Nix and he had two half-sisters and two half-brothers. He was also Lewis Nix’s, D Company, second cousin through marriage. He […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Harold J. FergusonBorn: 25 November 1918 – Brooklyn, New YorkParents: Herman & Sarah Ferguson– mother remarriedSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersEducation: 2 years of high schoolOccupation:Inducted: 27 February 1941 – Jamaica, New YorkHome: 3522 East 34th Street – New York, New YorkTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– basic training– Camp Polk, LouisianaUnits:– 753rd Tank Battalion– assigned to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Everett Earl Ferguson was born June 11, 1919, in Caldwell County, Kentucky, to Marvin B. Ferguson and Katie W. Adams-Ferguson. With his five sisters and four brothers, he grew up in Lyon County and Eddyville, Kentucky. He graduated from high school and worked as a farmer. On January 22, 1941, Everett was inducted into […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Earl William FowlerBorn: 1 January 1917 – Washington County, KentuckyParents: Richard Clifton Fowler & Myrtle Moore-FowlerSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersCousin: Birchell KeelingHometown: Burgin, KentuckyOccupation: farmworkerEnlisted: Kentucky National GuardInducted: U. S. Army – 25 November 1940Training:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Arrived: 28 November 1941– January 1941- attended a specific tank school for training– 1 September 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Edward Theodore French was the son of Clifton French & Mary Alice Smith-French. He was born in Boyle County, Kentucky on August 16, 1917. Like his father, Edward was a farmer outside Harrodsburg before the war. He was the brother of Sgt. Morgan French. Edward joined the Kentucky National Guard in Harrodsburg and was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Morgan R. French was born on August 21, 1919, in Boyle County to Clifton & Mary Alice Smith-French. He had two brothers and six sisters. He joined the Kentucky National Guard in 1937 to, in his own words, “get a break from farming.” He was called to federal duty from Harrodsburg, Kentucky, on November […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. John Albert Funk Jr.Born: 14 February 1915 – Jefferson County, KentuckyParents: John A. Funk & Lilly Hale-Funk– known as “Albert” to his familySiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHome: 741 South Dearborn Avenue – Louisville, KentuckyEducation: du Pont Manuel Training High SchoolOccupation: Office Clerk – Ballard and Ballard CompanyInducted:– U. S. Army– 21 January 1941 – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Ernest Garcia Born: 7 November 1915 – Monterrey, MexicoParents: Mike & Mary GarciaSiblings: 1 sister, 1 step-brotherHome:– 227 West 17th Street – Port Arthur, TexasOccupation: lumberyard workerInducted:– U. S. Army– 18 March 1941 – Houston, TexasTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– basic training– Camp Polk, Louisiana– assigned to 753rd Tank Battalion– 192nd Tank Battalion ordered overseas […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Roy Edward Goodpaster was born January 4, 1920, in Burnam, Madison County, Kentucky, to Roy E. Goodpaster & Nora Young-Goodpaster. With his three sisters, he was raised on West Broadway Street in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The family’s home was between North College Street and North Chiles Street. He left school after eighth grade. It is […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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