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Pvt. Donald Roy Berger was born on August 9, 1923, in Janesville, Wisconsin, to Roy C. Berger and Linda Emily Maahs-Berger. With his two sisters and brother, he lived at 506 Linn Street in Janesville. When he was twelve, his mother passed away. He left school after his sophomore year and worked for an architecture […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. William Elwood BlacketerBorn: 5 April 1919 – Mackville, KentuckyParents: Elmer Blacketer & Hattie Shewmaker-BlacketerSiblings: 3 sisters, 7 brothersHome: 461 Hardin Avenue – Harrodsburg, KentuckyOccupation: Odd JobsEnlisted:– Kentucky National Guard – HarrodsburgInducted:– U. S. Army– 25 November 1940 – HarrodsburgTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– tank driver– Camp Polk, Louisiana– Louisiana ManeuversNote: In the late summer of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Yodagawa
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Pvt. Emery B. Boardman was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 1919 to Charles W. Boardman & Edna Leeman-Boardman. With his two brothers, he was raised at 731 Highland Avenue in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and attended Glenbard High School. Before the war, he worked in his father’s reality and insurance business. Like many young men, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Death March, Execution
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T/Sgt. Johnnie William Bottoms Sr. was born on September 23, 1915. With his brother, he was raised in Harrodsburg and Richmond, Kentucky, by his grandparents. He was known as “Johnnie” to his family and friends.  It is known that he was married to Anna Mae Spoonamore and was the father of a son, John William […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Matthew Baxter Braun Cpl. Matthew Baxter Braun was born on November 30, 1916, in Sedgewick, Alberta, Canada, to Andrew & Mable Braun. He was the second oldest of the couple’s four children and known as “Matt” to his family and friends. He grew up at 9 Williamstown Road in Camden, New York, until the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Lewis H. Brittan was born on October 10, 1915, to Max & Fannie Brittan who were Russian immigrants. He and his brother were raised in Downers Grove, Illinois, and attended Downers Grove High School where he played basketball. After high school, he worked as a shipping clerk for a novelty company. His family also […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 William C. P. Brown was born, in March 1918, in Pennsylvania, but sometime during the 1920s, the family moved to Ohio. He left school after two years of high school and was working as a truck driver when he was drafted into the Army. On March 27, 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was inducted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Grover Cleveland Brummett was born April 9, 1920, in Garratt County to Joseph Brummett & Nellie Ashford-Brummett. He grew up on a small farm near Lancaster, Kentucky, with his three sisters and two brothers. As a child, he attended school in Hubble where he was educated in a one-room log school house. When he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Capt. Fred Tobias Bruni Jr. was born on January 21, 1905, in Monroe, Wisconsin, to Fred T. Bruni Sr. & Elizabeth Wild-Bruni. He was one of the couples’ five children from his mother’s second marriage, and he also had three half-sisters and three half-brothers. He attended grade school and high school in Monroe, and on […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Lester Raymond Buggs was the son of Emil A. Buggs & Helen Ohl-Buggs. He was born on October 1, 1918, and grew up at 618 South Academy Street in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was employed as a linesman for the Works Projects Administration. With his brother, Melvin, he joined the 32nd Battalion Tank Company of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Clyde Maru
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