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Pvt. Walter L. Tucker was born to Erie Thomas Tucker and Jerusha Emiline Fields-Tucker on January 29, 1921, in the town of Carbon in Eastland County, Texas. He was one of couple’s six sons and grew up on farms outside of Carbon. He attended school in both Carbon and Eastland, Texas, but left high school […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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2nd Lt. George A. Van Arsdall was born on November 18, 1912, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, to Riker Van Arsdall & Maude Rose-Van Arsdall. His father served two terms as mayor of Harrodsburg. He had five brothers and three sisters and was known as “Jimmy” to his friends and family. Two of his brothers died in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cecil R. Van Diver was born on August 5, 1919, the son of Susie Cumingo-Van Diver and Cecil O. Van Diver. He grew up in rural Mercer County, Kentucky, on Cornishville Road and attended Cloyd Grade School and Cornishville High School from which he dropped out during his sophomore year. He worked with his father […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Edmund F. Van Galder was the son of Oscar B. Van Galder & Mary F. La Chance-Van Galder and was born on February 5, 1914, in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was one of eight children born to the couple. As a child, Edmund grew up at 1409 Wheeler Street in Janesville, Wisconsin, and attended Jefferson […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Name: Cpl. Jimmy W. Vaughn Jr. Born: 3 March 1917 – Cleburne, Johnson County, TexasParents: Jimmy W. Vaughn Sr. & Olga Prescher-Vaughn Stepfather: Arch B. Weddel Siblings: 2 half-brothers, 2 half-sisters  Home: 1811 East Broadway Avenue – Fort Worth, Texas Occupation: LandscaperInducted: – U. S. Army– 20 March 1941 – Dallas, TexasTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Camp Polk, LouisianaUnits:– 753rd […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Russell H. Vertuno was born on November 6, 1917, in Oak Park, Illinois, to William F. Vertuno and Leonore Urban-Vertuno. With his two sisters, he grew up in Melrose Park and later lived at 907 South 10th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He graduated from Lincoln Grade School and Proviso Township High School as a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Albert K. Walker was born in Joseph, Oregon, on September 18, 1919, to Jesse D. Walker & Ruby Hazel Millhollen-Walker. He was the third of four sons born to the couple and was known as “Keith” to his family. With his three brothers, he grew up at 1309 East Third Street in Enterprise, Oregon. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Lewis M. Wallisch was born on June 7, 1922, to William Wallisch & Helen Zierath-Wallisch. He had two brothers and a sister and lived at 1302 South Center Avenue in Janesville, Wisconsin. When Lewis was eighteen, he joined the Wisconsin National Guard’s 32nd Tank Company in Janesville. His reason for doing this was that […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/Sgt. Ernest George Walsh was born on May 7, 1919, in Janesville, Wisconsin, to Arthur M. Walsh & Florence Dickson-Walsh. With his three brothers, he grew up at 514 South Third Street and attended grade school and graduated from Janesville High School in 1938. With his brother, Stanley, Ernest joined the Wisconsin National Guard’s 32nd […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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At this time, very little is known about Pvt. Lester Owen Watson. What is known is that he was born on June 26, 1916, to Harold and Minnie Watson, in Missouri, and the family would later live in Jennings, Kansas, before moving to Illinois. With his brother and sister, he grew up at 908 West […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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