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Cpl. Edward Gus Depa was born on September 3, 1916, to Marek and Ludwina Depa. He was raised in Wisconsin with his three brothers and three sisters. His mother died while he was a child leaving his father to raise the children. Edward came to Chicago looking for work in 1936 and lived at 717 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Roger C. Dery was born on November 17, 1917, in Bear Creek, Wisconsin, to Rosmer G. Dery & Lydia Schoelkoph-Dery. His father was French-Canadian and his mother was German. With his sister, he grew up at 30 Prospect Street in Bear Creek. He moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, to find work and rented a room […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Donald Andrew Dettmer was the son of William E. Dettmer and Henrietta Candenon-Dettmer. Donald was born on March 29, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois. With his two brothers and sister, he grew up on 403 Harrison Street in Lombard, Illinois, and graduated from Glenbard High School. He worked as a store clerk and was married […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Ben R. Devine Jr. was born in 1919 in Funks Grove, Illinois, to Ben Devine Sr. and Effie Devine. He was known as “Bud” to his family and friends. It is known he had six sisters and one brother. He was known as “Bud” to his family and friends. He left school after eighth […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC George Robert Dietrich was the son of Joseph F. Dietrich & Eva Venemann-Dietrich. He was born on August 27, 1914, in Hibbing, Minnesota, and grew up at 409 Godfrey in Louisville, Kentucky, with his two sisters and brother. Before he was drafted into the U. S. Army on March 5, 1941, he worked for […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Cornell Dillon was born in 1919 in Ozone, Tennessee – which is located in the Cumberland Mountains – to James V. Dillon & Bertie Mae Scott-Dillon. He had two sisters and three brothers. When Cornell was a toddler, someone who had an issue with his brother attempted to shoot his brother. Instead of hitting […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Alton M. Dodway was the son of William Dodway & Josephine Wright-Dodway. He was born in 1919 and raised at 314 Harrison Street in Port Clinton, Ohio. He had one brother, one sister, two stepsisters, and three stepbrothers. Alton joined the Ohio National Guard’s tank company which was headquartered in Port Clinton. The company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Leo H. Dorsey was born May 11, 1919, to Hubert and Stella Dorsey of Syracuse, New York. At some point, the family moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, where he lived, with his three brothers and two sisters, at 639 Chestnut Street. During the 1930s, his father died and his family later lived at 263 Center […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Alva Doshier was born in May 1916 in Arkansas to William H. Doshier and Ella Evans-Doshier. With his two sisters and two brothers, he grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. While he was a child, his mother passed away in 1922, and his father remarried. Alva was inducted into the Army on March 20, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. David Alexander Dowell was born on August 19, 1917, in Garfield, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, to Ira B. Dowell and Mary Durbin-Dowell. His mother died giving birth to him. His father would marry Bertha Nix and he had two half-sisters and two half-brothers. He was also Lewis Nix’s, D Company, second cousin through marriage. He […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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