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Pvt. Ira Lee Jeffries Born: 12 June 1920 – Little Levels, West VirginiaParents: Millard F. Jefferies & Virginia S. Trainer-JeffriesSiblings: 5 sisters, 5 brothersHometown: Little Levels, West VirginiaInducted:– U. S. Army– 26 September 1939Training:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Arrived: 28 November 1941– January 1941- attended a specific tank school for training– 1 September 1941 – 30 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Otha JohnsonBorn: 9 December 1913 – Paducah, KentuckyParents: George E. Johnson & Lola C. Jones-JohnsonSiblings: 2 brothers, 2 sistersHome: 527 North Third Street – Paducah, KentuckyMarried: 18 January 1941– Widower- wife died while he was in ArmyOccupation: Knitter – hosiery millInducted:– U. S. Army– 22 January 1941 – Louisville, KentuckyTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Arrived: […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 James Edward JonesBorn: 29 November 1916 – Owensboro, KentuckyParents: Charles L. Jones & Mary E. Maglinger-JonesSiblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothersHometown: 608 Lewis Street, Owensboro, KentuckyMarried:Enlisted:– U. S. Army– 21 January 1941 – Louisville, KentuckyMarriedTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky – typical day– 6:15 with reveille– most of the soldiers were up before this since they wanted […]
Filed as: 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Camp O’Donnell, Prison Camp
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T/4 Birchell KeelingBorn: 9 May 1923 – Washington County, KentuckyParents : Cecil J. Keeling & Rose L. Fowler-KeelingSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherCousin: Earl FowlerHometown: Burgin, KentuckyEnlisted: Kentucky National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 25 November 1940 – Harrodsburg, KentuckyTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Arrived: 28 November 1940– January 1941 – attended specific tank school– Louisiana maneuvers – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 William Cada Kent Born: 7 June 1922 – Crenshaw County, Alabama Parents: Charlie H. Kent & Effie Jane Williamson Hometown: Honoraville, Alabama Siblings: 6 sisters, 3 brothers Inducted: – U. S. Army – 29 July 1940 – Montgomery, Alabama Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky – Arrived: 28 November 1941 – January 1941- attended cook’s […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Stanley Hardin Kyler was born on September 22, 1922, in Washington County, Kentucky, to Royal Lambert Kyler and Mary Divine-Kyler. His mother passed away when he was a child, and his father married Ova Theodore Perkins-Kyler. Stanley had one sister, one brother, two half-sisters, and two half-brothers. Like many others at the time, Stanley […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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  2nd Lt. Harry Ricker Lafon Jr. was born in Virginia around 1919 and was the son of Harry R. Lafon Sr. & Katherine Mallon-Lafon. He later lived in Harriman, Tennessee, and Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Harry met Helen Frankie McCamish while they both were students at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. They married on July […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Marcus Arnold Lawson was from Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and born on March 4, 1922. He was the son of Raymond A. Lawson & Margaret Newby-Lawson. With his brother and three sisters, he grew up at 155 South Depot Street, Burgin, Kentucky. Marcus joined the National Guard on January 28, 1939, and was one of the original […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Richard Thoms LeakeBorn: 16 August 1915 – Marion County, KentuckyParents: John B. Leake & Mary Agnes Gootee-LeakeSiblings: 3 brothers, 1 sisterHometown: Raywick, KentuckyInducted:– U. S. Army– 21 January 1941 – LouisvilleTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Arrived: 28 November 1941– typical day– 6:15 with reveille– most of the soldiers were up before this since they wanted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Fred G. Leonard Jr. was born on August 12, 1919, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Fred G. Leonard Sr. and Alma Roach-Leonard and grew up on the family farm with his sister and two brothers. At some point, the family moved to Dayton, Ohio, but Fred remained in Harrodsburg living with his grandparents and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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