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Pvt. Gordon M. Newman was born in 1919 in Amite County, Mississippi, and was the son of Gordon & Mary Newman. With his two sisters and three brothers he grew up in unincorporated Gillsburg, Amite County, Mississippi, and was employed as a truck driver. Gordon was inducted into the army on March 18, 1941, in Houston, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Joseph Henry O’Connell was the son of William & Margaret O’Connell and born on May 15, 1924, in Indiana. He grew up on Rural Route #2 in Harmony Township, Rock County, Wisconsin, with his three brothers. While in high school, Joseph joined the Wisconsin National Guard. He was only sixteen years old when his tank […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC William Lee Peavler was born on June 14, 1917, in a log cabin, to William J. Peavler and Omie Camden-Peavler in Washington County, Kentucky, and had three sisters and three brothers. When he was a child, his parents divorced. After completing the eighth grade, he left school and went to work as a hired hand […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Edgar P. Peters was born on August 11, 1915, in Millheim, Texas, to Herman Peters & Gertrude Abel-Peters. He had three brothers, two half-brothers, and one half-sister, and the family resided on Burleigh Sealy Road in Austin, Texas. He was known as “Pete” to his family and friends. Like many others at the time, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Dominick Piccolo was born on July 26, 1917, in the Bronx, New York, and was the son of Anthony & Kate Piccolo. With his three sisters, he was raised at 472 Arnold Avenue, Bronx, New York. He attended college for three years. Dominick was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 24, 1941. It is […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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At this time, little is known about Cpl. Bruno J. Pierotti. It is known that he was the son of Colombo and Odetta Pierotti and was born on October 10, 1914. With his brother and two sisters, he was raised at 233 East Second Street in Pomeroy, Ohio, and attended Pomeroy High School and Miami […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Pirnat
Pvt. Paul Peter Pirnat was the oldest of twelve children born to Frank & Anna Pirnat. He was born on June 6, 1919, in Hopkinton, Iowa, and known as “Peter” to his family and friends. He grew up on the family’s small farm near Worthington and attended school there. Peter moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Earl Leo Pratt was born on August 22, 1913, in Hopewell, Oklahoma, to Ora A. Pratt & Emma Holt-Pratt. With his one sister and three brothers, he was raised in Hopewell and graduated high school there and worked on a farm after high school. On March 24, 1941, Earl was inducted into the U.S. Army […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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M/Sgt. George Ralph Prueher was one of five sons of George S. Prueher and Mary Schoenichi-Prueher. He was born on October 7, 1920, in Bloomer, Wisconsin, and with his brothers and sister, George grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He attended St. Charles School before his family moved to Janesville in 1930, where they lived at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Ratay
Pvt. Paul A. Ratay was the son of Julia Hruska-Ratay and John Ratay and was born on March 23, 1918, in Mahoning County, Ohio and grew up in Youngstown. It is known that he had four sisters and two brothers. In 1940, he was living, with his brother, John, at 177 West Chalmers Avenue. Both […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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