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2nd Lt. Russell Leroy SwearingenBorn: 27 June 1914 – Groton, South DakotaParents: William Swearingen & Cora Carper-SwearingenSiblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothersMarried: Eleanor H. Palmer – 30 June 1939Children: 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 step-daughter, 1 step-sonHome: 1305 Pine Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaOccupation: chief caretaker – armoryEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Zentsuji
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Pvt. Delbert TalbottBorn: 8 March 1917 – Colorado Springs, ColoradoParents: Ross & Ida Talbott Siblings: 1 sister Home: 3914 South Main Street – Los Angeles, California Occupation: pin setter supervisor – bowling ally– professional bowler Inducted: – U. S. Army – 4 January 1941 – Los Angeles Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC John Balazs TapasziBorn: 14 December 1917 – Cleveland, OhioParents: Alex Tapaszi & Catherine Sabota-Tapaszi Siblings: 1 sister, 3 brothers Home: – 2822 Woodhill Road – Cleveland, Ohio Occupation: machinist – tractor company – 7 August 1940 – worked with Civilian Conservation Corps – Camp Green River, Green River, Utah – Company 3556 – corps used poison oats to kill Kangaroo ratsInducted:– U. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Kenneth G. Thomas Born: Chippewa County, Minnesota Parents: Unknown  – father died and his mother remarried Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers, 1 half-brother, 1 half-sister Home: 1205 Grand Avenue – Saint Paul, Minnesota  Inducted:  – U. S. Army  – 1941 – Fort Snelling, Minnesota  Unit: – 194th Tank Battalion Training:  – Fort Lewis, Washington  […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Arthur Benjamin ThomasBorn: 31 December 1919 – Brainerd, MinnesotaNickname: “Bud”Parents: Benjamin L. Thomas & Mary M. Sauvageau-ThomasSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Irondale Township, Crow Wing County, Minnesota– parents later moved to CaliforniaOccupation: farmerInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Henry Frank TurnerBorn: 7 November 1921 – MinnesotaParents: Oliver & Hazal TurnerSiblings: 1 sister, 3 brothersNickname: Harry– his family called him “Frank”Home: Oak Lawn Township, Crow Wing County, MinnesotaEducation: 3 years of high schoolOccupation: pinsetter – bowling allyEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Byron L. VeilletteBorn: 16 December 1920 – MinnesotaParents: Albert A. Veillette & Mae E. Franklin-Veillette Home: 922 South 7th Street – Brainerd, Minnesota Education: Washington High School – Class of 1940 – played football – halfback– captain of the football team his senior year – recruited by the University of Minnesota Enlisted:  – Minnesota National Guard– September 1940Inducted:– U. S. Army– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Allen Woodroe WoodBorn: 30 January 1918 – Eden Lake, MinnesotaParents: Clarence L. Wood & Mabel Clark-WoodSiblings: 2 brothersHometown: Paynesville, MinnesotaInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp hospital with colds– Typical Day – after they arrived […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Harry G. WortmanBorn: 14 September 1918 – Bazetta, OhioParents: Harry C. Wortman & Marqerite F. Higgins-WortmanSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brother, 1 half-brotherHome: 709 6th Street – Rupert, IdahoMarried: Ruby WortmanChildren: 1 sonOccupation: mechanic – service stationInducted:– U. S. Army– 26 February 1941 – Boise, IdahoTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– tank mechanicUnits:– 194th Tank Battalion– may […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC George YacobBorn: 25 May 1911 – Hooversville, PennsylvaniaNote: living at Pennsylvania Industrial Reformatory – Smithfield, Pennsylvania – in 1930Siblings: 1 sisterHome: Contra Costa County, CaliforniaOccupation: farmhandInducted:– U.S. Army– 21 February 1941 – Sacramento, CaliforniaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– A Company, 194th Tank Battalion– may have joined the company at Fr. Mason, CaliforniaNote: On August 15, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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