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Pvt. William Archie Curtis Jr. was born on September 27, 1919, in Harris, Oklahoma, to William A. Curtis Sr. & Daphne Curtis. He was known as “Archie” to his family and friends. He was drafted into the U. S. Army on March 18, 1941, and sent into Fort Knox, Kentucky, for basic training, where he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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2nd Lt. Richard Emmanuel Danca was born on October 23, 1918, to Joseph and Sarah Danca in River Forest, Illinois. He was known as “Emmanuel” to his family and friends. With his brother and sister, he grew up at 26 Lathrop Avenue in Forest Park, Illinois, and attended grade school there. He was a graduate […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines, Proviso Students Who Were Japanese POWs
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Cpl. Thomas G. Davenport was born on May 13, 1914, in Murray City, Ohio, to George W. Hughes & Mary E. Davenport. His mother placed him to live with his grandparents Edward & Sarah Davenport in Murray City, Ohio. His grandparents adopted him and his legal name became Thomas G. Hughes-Davenport. He attended school and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Oscar Dean was born on June 23, 1919, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Granville Elmer Dean and Glaydis Crossfield-Dean. He was known as “Billy” to his family and friends. With his nine sisters and three brothers, he grew up on the family farm on Oregon Road in Mercer County. He left high school after […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/4 Chester S. DeCant was born on March 26, 1917, in Lucas County, Ohio, to Virginia Cutcher-DeCant & Richard W. DeCant. With his six brothers and sister, he grew up at 99 Jerusalem Road, Jerusalem Township, Lucas County, Ohio. He left school after the eighth grade and worked as a laborer in a quarry. At […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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What is known about Pvt. Vernor Deck is that he was born in 1915 to James A. Deck & Melvina J. Pemberton-Deck. With his five brothers and one sister he grew up just outside of Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, on the family’s farm. Like many others, he left school after completing seventh grade. Vernor was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Henry John Deckert was the son of Adam Deckert Sr. & Maria E. Schoenwolf-Deckert and was born on December 11, 1917. With his two brothers and sister, he lived at 220 South 11th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. After graduation from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Forest Park, he attended Proviso Township High School and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines, Proviso Students Who Were Japanese POWs
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PFC Albert E. DeCurtins was one of the twin sons born on August 2, 1917, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, to Frederick & Margaret DeCurtins. He and his five brothers and sister grew up in both Wapakoneta and at 337 East Wayne Street in Celina, Ohio. He attended school in both towns and graduated in 1935 from […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Edward L. DeGroot was born on January 10, 1919, in Franksville, Wisconsin, to Peter and Mary Barth-DeGroot. He was the third oldest of the couple’s seven children. In 1940, his family was living on County Line Road in Racine County, and he was working as a clerk in a grocery store when the draft […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Canadian Inventor
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S/Sgt. Wallace Denny was born on August 29, 1918, in Mercer County, Kentucky. He left high school after his third year and worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary Ann Best, a school teacher, and was working on his grandmother’s farm. On April 1, 1939, he joined the Kentucky National Guard to earn […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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