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Bataan Pproject - Cpl. Howard Milton Wodrich
Cpl. Howard Milton Wodrich was one of four children born to Otto and Helen Wodrich. He was born on September 1, 1919, in Oak Harbor, Ohio, and was raised in Port Clinton, Ohio, at 230 Adams Street with his two sisters and two brothers. In the fall of 1940, Howard was called to federal service […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Arisan Maru
Bataan Project - Sgt. John W. Wood Jr.
Sgt. John W. Wood Jr. was the son of Mr. & Mrs. John W. Wood Sr. and was born on March 11, 1914, in Milton, Wisconsin, and known as “Jack” to his family and friends. He was a 1932 graduate of Milton Union High School. On September 9, 1940, John joined the Wisconsin National Guard […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Capt. Walter Henry Write was born February 24, 1904, in Highbridge, Wisconsin, and was the son of Charles Write & Jeanette Richardson-Write. He grew up in Highbridge and attended school there. During the 1910s, his family moved to Beloit, Wisconsin. He moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, where he married Jessie Rose Damrow on January 4, 1928. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Lucian F. Yankey was born on January 3, 1914, in Boyle County, Kentucky, to John Yankey and Martha Lula Roney-Yankey. His mother died the day after she gave birth to him. It is known that he had three sisters and one brother. Being unable to care for him, his father gave him to his […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Claude Len Yeast was born to William Yeast & Cordie Gerling-Yeast on February 19, 1917, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and had six brothers and three sisters. He was the brother of Willard Yeast who was also a member of the 192nd Tank Battalion. Claude worked on the family farm. In the fall of 1940, Claude […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Willard Rue Yeast was born on June 27, 1915, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to John Yeast and Cordia Gerling-Yeast. With his three sisters and six brothers, he grew up on Calvary Road in Mercer County and worked on the family’s farm. Willard joined the Kentucky National Guard’s tank company, on October 7, 1940, in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Robert Lee Young was born on November 30, 1914, to Thomas L. & Helen Young and grew up in Reading, Ohio, and on East South Street in Somerset, Ohio. After high school, he attended Findley College for three years and played basketball. He went to work with the Civilian Conservation Corps and Caterpillar tractor. On […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Bataan Project - Cpl. Joseph Zam Jr.

Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
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PFC Louis Casmer Zelis was born on February 13, 1914, and was one of the four sons born to Mary & John Zelis. He graduated from Kelly High School and worked as advertisement distributor for a dry good company. He married and resided at 1528 West Jackson Boulevard in Chicago. Louis was drafted into the […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – B Co., Provisional Tank Group
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PFC George Zimmerman was born in Yugoslavia in 1915 to Philip & Magdalene Zimmerman. He was the youngest of the couple’s three children. At some point, his family immigrated to the United States, where they settled in Madison, Ohio, and attended Newman and Simpson Schools. In 1940, George was living at 298 Central Avenue in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Arisan Maru
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