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PFC Harvey Louis FinchBorn: 13 June 1918 – Forest Lake, Minnesota– the family moved to Brainerd – November 1920Mother: Bernard & Bertha Finch– parents divorcedSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brotherHome: 1116 South 12th Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaOccupation: sewer constructionEnlisted: Minnesota National Guard– February 1941Inducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC. Bernard T. FitzpatrickBorn: 23 February 1915 – Waverly, MinnesotaParents: Florien Fitzpatrick & Catherine Shafranski-FitzpatrickSiblings: 4 sisters, 2 brothersNicknames: B.T., Bernie, FitzGraduated: College of Saint Thomas– Class of 1938Parents:Occupation: insurance salesmanHometown: Waverly, Minnesota– 1940 – living in Saint Paul with sister and her husbandInducted:– U. S. Army– 14 April 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaUnits:– A […]
Filed as: 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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Pvt. Donald Bruce ForsytheBorn: 25 April 1920 – Roundup, MontanaParents: Donald B. Forsythe & Lucille D. Russell-Forsythe– father died in 1920 before he was bornHometown: Roundup, MontanaOccupation: Forest ServiceEnlisted: Wyoming National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 24 February 1941 – Laramie, WyomingTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– truck driver– medical records kept at Cabanatuan state he was a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Raymond E. Fox Born: 29 January 1920 – Brainerd, Minnesota Parents: Oscar R. Fox & Edith L. Cain-Fox Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Home: 701 North Eighth Street – Brainerd, Minnesota Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard Occupation: sand blaster – foundry Inducted: – U. S. Army – 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota Training: – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 Wilmer Henry FranckBorn: 9 April 1917 – Carver County, MinnesotaParents: William C. Franck & Frieda Bartels-FranckSiblings: 6 sisters, 6 brothersHometown: Route 1, Benton Township, Carver County, MinnesotaOccupation: worked on the family’s farmInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: The decision for this move – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Carl H. Franklin was born to Jackson Franklin & Helen Hirsch-Franklin on February 28, 1919, in Harvey, North Dakota. With his three brothers and sister, he grew up in Goodrich, North Dakota, and was working on his family’s farm when he was inducted into the U.S. Army and sent to Fort Lewis, Washington, for […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Russell S. GarrisonBorn: 1918 – MichiganParents: Mark E. & Pearl M. GarrisonSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherNickname: “Shorty”Home: 3051 California Street, San Francisco, CaliforniaInducted:– U. S. Army– 1 April 1941 – San Francisco, CaliforniaUnit:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/4 Arthur George GattieBorn: 14 February 1921 – MinnesotaParents: Arthur U. Gattie & Gladys Hess-GattieSiblings: 2 brothersHome: 1002 8th Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaEducation: Washington High School– left high school during his junior yearOccupation: electricianEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– the company remained at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Martin Giachino was born in 1914 in Crook County, Wyoming, to Antonio Giachino and Domenica Minka-Giachino, and had three sisters and one brother. The family moved to Missouri and resided in Bevier and later resided in Alladin, Wyoming. It is not known when Martin joined the U. S. Army and was assigned to Headquarters […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Claude C. GilmerBorn: 18 June 1921 – CanadaNote: parents were Americans living in CanadaParents: John Gilmer & Emma Edden-Gilmer– parents divorced– mother remarried – Myron FrenchSiblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 2 half-sisters, 2 half-brothersNickname: IkeHometown: Brainerd, Minnesota– moved from Detroit, Michigan– lived at: 323½ Vine StreetEducation:– Washington High School – Class of 1940Enlisted: Minnesota […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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