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Pvt. Cecil Walter Kitchens was born on September 24, 1917, in Clarita, Oklahoma, to Clyde W. Kitchens & Lona Lee Winchester-Kitchen. With his sister, he lived at 108 West Local Avenue, Sayre, Oklahoma, and earned a living by delivering ice for an ice company. He was known as “Kitch” to his friends. On March 24, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Paul W. Kliztke was born on February 8, 1913, in Milton Junction, Wisconsin. He was the son of William H. Klitzke & Adele E. Merrifield-Klitzke and, with his four sisters, grew up in Richmond Township, Walworth County, Wisconsin. He was a student in the Knilans School District and attended grade school in Richmond Township […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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2nd Lt Henry M. Knox was the son of Ross & Nina Knox. He was born in Fort Atkinson but raised in Beloit, Wisconsin, on September 12, 1914. There he resided at 1408 Third Street in Janesville, and later, with his family, at 2229 Riverside Drive in Beloit. He worked as a salesman for a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Zentsuji
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Sgt. Forrest Kinder Knox was born on November 29, 1917, in Monroe, Wisconsin, to Ross V. & Nina Knox. Along with his brothers, Henry and Ross, he was raised at 1408 Third Street, Janesville, and later he lived in Beloit, Wisconsin, at 2229 Riverside Drive. He owned his own contracting company and did carpentry work. Forrest […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Steve Kodaj was born on April 3, 1917, to Michael Kodaj & Sophie Kleich-Kodaj in Chicago, Illinois. He was the oldest of three sons born to the couple. He was known as “Steve” to his family and friends. His family moved to Brookfield, Illinois, where he lived at 4029 South Anna Avenue, and worked in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Edward Lyle Kolb was the son of William J. Kolb and Lily Minnie Gertrude Whiting-Kolb and was born on February 5, 1920, in Maywood, Illinois. With his two brothers and two sisters, he lived at 510 South 7th Avenue in Maywood. He was called “Lyle” by his family. Lyle attended Emerson Grade School and Proviso […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. John Koleczek was born on January 10, 1915, in Ohio to Peter & Mary Koleczek. With his two sisters and two brothers, he grew up at 4712 Lester Street, Cleveland, Ohio. Little is known about his personal life except that he worked as a welder in a steel mill. John was inducted into the U.S. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. John G. Kolesar Jr. was born on September 9, 1918, to Mr. & Mrs. John G. Kolesar Sr. With his three sisters and two brothers, he grew up at 315 Hurd Street in Port Clinton, Ohio, and was a graduate of Port Clinton High School in 1937. While he was a child, during the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Alexander Raymond Kopek was born in Kansas in 1914. He was the son of Joseph Kopek & Pauline Gruzkiewicz-Kopek. He lived at 2822 Perry Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, with his two sisters and three brothers. Alexander attended Manuel Training School and left school after 7th grade to work as a mechanic. In 1941, Alexander […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd Tank Battalion
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Tec 4 John Kovach Jr. was born on October 7. 1922, in Gypsum, Ohio, to John Kovach Sr. and Margaret Kovach. When he was a child, his parents separated and his three sisters and he lived with their mother in Church Hill, Tennessee. The family would later live at Step 99 Portage Township, Ottawa County, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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