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Sgt. Ralph M. HollingsworthBorn: 21 February 1921 – Merrifield, MinnesotaParents: Clayton Hollingsworth & Lotta Swanson-Hollingsworth– father married Lillian RubySiblings:– 1 sister, 6 brothers, 1 step-sister, 1 step-brother– 2 brothers died in World War IIHometown: Lake Edwards Township, Crow Wing, MinnesotaOccupation: laborer – National Youth AdministrationEnlisted:– 1941- U. S. ArmyTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– tank driver– described […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Carson Claude HopkinsBorn: 22 July 1919 – Clinton County, IowaParents: Gilbert Hopkins & Glenna Nichols-HopkinsSiblings: 1 sisterHome: 731 Twelfth Avenue South – Clinton, IowaEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Kentucky– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp hospital with colds– Typical Day – after they arrived at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Raymond Eugene HopkinsBorn: 2 December 1913 – Clinton IowaFather: Elmer D. Hopkins & Mary Josephine Williams-HopkinsSiblings: 1 brotherHometown: Clinton, IowaHome: Multnomah County, OregonInducted:– U. S. Army– 16 September 1940 – Portland, OregonTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– cook’s schoolUnits: – Not known– HQ Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received orders, from Ft. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/Sgt. Boyce W. Hyatt Born: 3 April 1912 – Sawyer, Nebraska Parents: John & Mabel Hyatt Siblings: 4 sisters, 4 brothers – one sister died as a child Home: 223 North 9th Street, Brainerd, Minnesota Occupation: painter Enlisted: – Minnesota National Guard – May 1937 Inducted: – U. S. Army – 11 July 1940 – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 Eldon Leroy IngebretsonBorn: 3 October 1915 – Read, North DakotaParents: Emil Ingebretson & Jenny Anderson-Ingebretson– parents divorced– mother married Cap StenslandSiblings: 1 sister, 1 half-sisterHometown: Devil’s Lake, North Dakota– lived in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1936Married: MargaretResidence: 112 Southwest Moreland Avenue – Los Angeles, CaliforniaInducted:– U. S. Army– March 1941 – Fargo, North DakotaTraining:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Robert E. JesserBorn: 23 July 1922 – OhioParents: Philip E. & Edna Mae JesserSiblings: UnknownHome: 325 East Fifth Street, Sheridan, WyomingEnlisted: Wyoming National GuardInducted:– 24 February 1941 – Sheridan, Wyoming– U.S. ArmyTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 115th Cavalry Regiment– federalized National Guard unit– volunteered to go to the Philippine Islands– 194th Tank BattalionNote: The decision […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. David E. Karlson Born: 1919 – Crow Wing County, Minnesota Parents: Karl Karlson & Hilda Anderson-Karlson – father died in 1937 Siblings: 6 sisters, 3 brothers Home: 1506 Laurel Street – Brainerd, Minnesota Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard Inducted: – U. S. Army – 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Yodagawa
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Pvt. Andrew J. KellyBorn: 29 August 1918 – Saint Paul, MinnesotaParents: Michael & Mary KellySiblings: 8 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: 280 Maple Street – St. Paul, MinnesotaInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms and marching […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Wesley James KerriganBorn: 12 January 1918 – Fort Dodge, IowaParents: William A. Kerrigan & Abbie Winterand-KerriganSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHome: 1305 Mill Avenue – Brainerd, Minnesota– brother, Vern, and Wesley were living with their maternal grandparentsNickname: JimEducation: grammar schoolOccupation: construction workerEnlisted:– Minnesota National Guard– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– U.S. ArmyTraining:– Fort Lewis, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC William Nelson Kinler was born on June 17, 1912, in Pine River, Minnesota, to Robert Kinler and Jennie Mae Nelson-Kinler. With his nine sisters and three brothers, he grew up in Pine River and attended school there. In 1940, he was living with his sister and brother-in-law and working on their farm in Maple […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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