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Pvt. James Finley was born January 25, 1918, in Creek County, Oklahoma, to John D. & Sarah E. Finley, and he grew up in Long Grove, Oklahoma, with his two sisters and five brothers. He was known as “Jim” to his friends and family. Like many men of his time, Jim left school after eighth […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Clyde Maru
FlippenRoy
PFC Roy J. Flippen was born on October 6, 1917, in Ferris, Texas, to Lon S. Flippen & Virginia Mae Jordan-Flippen. With his four sisters and two brothers, he resided on Fourth Street in Ferris, Texas, and graduated from Ferris High School in 1937, with the highest grade point average for a male student. After […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Arisan Maru
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Pvt. Felix Flores was born on November 20, 1915, in Foard County, Texas, to Luciano & Augustina Flores. With his three sisters and brother, he grew up in Bee County, Texas. Sometime before 1940, his father died. Felix was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 19, 1940, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Clyde Maru
Foster
Pvt. Willard Emmal Foster was born on December 27, 1923, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Gladys Chilton-Foster and Arthur Foster. With his two sisters and a brother, the family resided on Dixville Road, Rosehill, Kentucky. It is known that during the 1920s, his father died. Willard joined the Kentucky National Guard on May 20, 1940. In […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Earl William FowlerBorn: 1 January 1917 – Washington County, KentuckyParents: Richard Clifton Fowler & Myrtle Moore-FowlerSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersCousin: Birchell KeelingHometown: Burgin, KentuckyOccupation: farmworkerEnlisted: Kentucky National GuardInducted: U. S. Army – 25 November 1940Training:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Arrived: 28 November 1941– January 1941- attended a specific tank school for training– 1 September 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Fox John
T/5 John T. Fox was the son of Sylvester B. and Evelyn Fox. He was born on March 21, 1920, and was the oldest of the couple’s three children. John, with his sister and brother, resided in the family’s home at 907 Milwaukee Avenue in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was called “Jack” by his family. As […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Edward Theodore French was the son of Clifton French & Mary Alice Smith-French. He was born in Boyle County, Kentucky on August 16, 1917. Like his father, Edward was a farmer outside Harrodsburg before the war. He was the brother of Sgt. Morgan French. Edward joined the Kentucky National Guard in Harrodsburg and was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Morgan R. French was born on August 21, 1919, in Boyle County to Clifton & Mary Alice Smith-French. He had two brothers and six sisters. He joined the Kentucky National Guard in 1937 to, in his own words, “get a break from farming.” He was called to federal duty from Harrodsburg, Kentucky, on November […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
FryziukNick
Sgt Nicholas Ford Fryziuk was the son of Polish immigrants. He was born on July 25, 1919, to Mike Fryzuik and Maria Surchina-Fryziuk. With his brother, Nick was raised in Argo and Summit, Illinois, and attended Argo High School. After high school, he worked maintenance at Argo Corn Products. Sometime in 1940, Nick joined the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Funk_John
Sgt. John Albert Funk Jr.Born: 14 February 1915 – Jefferson County, KentuckyParents: John A. Funk & Lilly Hale-Funk– known as “Albert” to his familySiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHome: 741 South Dearborn Avenue – Louisville, KentuckyEducation: du Pont Manuel Training High SchoolOccupation: Office Clerk – Ballard and Ballard CompanyInducted:– U. S. Army– 21 January 1941 – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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