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T/5 Julius St. John KnudsenBorn: 3 January 1916 – Crosby, MinnesotaParents: Louis Knudsen & Bessie E. St. John-KnudsenSiblings: 2 brothersFamily Nickname: “Judy”Education: Brainerd High School– was a member of tumbling team– Class of 1934Hometown: Brainerd, Minnesota– resided at 1221 South Main Street – Los Angeles County, California– moved to California looking for workOccupation: tractor-trailer driverInducted:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Frederick Louis KolilisBorn: 6 March 1921 – Saint Charles, MissouriParents: Constantinos Kolilis & Bernadine Walkenhorst-Kolilis– parents divorced– mother married Charles R. EdringtonSiblings: 1 brotherHome: 816 North Stevens Tacoma, Washington– 1935 – living in Chicago, IllinoisEducation: finished high school while in the ArmyOccupation: soda clerk -retail storeEnlisted: Washington National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 December […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Carl Matthew Kramp was born September 14, 1920, in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. He was the son of Charles and Grace Kramp. He had two brothers and a sister. In 1940, his family was living in Lake Edwards Township, Crow Wing County, Minnesota. On May 11, 1940, while working as a farmhand, Carl joined the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Warren T. Lackie was the son of George W. Lackie & Alma P. Palley-Lackie. He was born, with his twin brother, on September 19, 1920, in Brainerd, Minnesota. With his three brothers, he grew up in Cloquet, Minnesota. At some point, Warren joined the Minnesota National Guard in Brainerd. On February 10, 1941, his […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Joseph Peter Lamkin was born in Minnesota on October 17, 1921, to Frank Lamkin and Dorothy Moody-Lamkin in North Dakota. He was from Brainerd, Minnesota, and grew up at 808 Willow Street. He joined the Minnesota National Guard in Brainerd and was called to federal duty on February 10, 1941. He was sent to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. John Charles LantagneBorn: November 1918 – Santa Cruz, CaliforniaMother: Eugene & Rose Lantagne– parents were divorced after he was bornSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: 85 Liberty Street – Santa Cruz, CaliforniaInducted:– U. S. Army– 24 February 1941 – San Francisco, CaliforniaTraining:– 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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Sgt. Howard J. LarsonBorn: 1920 – MinnesotaParents: Martin & Betsy LarsonSiblings: 3 brothersHome: 1315 Pine Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– Rank: CorporalUnit:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionStationed:– Fort Lewis, Washington– truck driver– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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  T/4 Wallace Clifford LeeBorn: 30 January 1923 – MinnesotaParents: John S. Lee & Katherine Strolberg-LeeSiblings: 5 sisters, 6 brothersHome: 114 East Rice Street – Northfield, MinnesotaEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– Fort Knox, Kentucky– 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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PFC Fred J. Leininger Jr.Born: 21 June 1917 – Morris, MinnesotaParents: Fred J. Leninger Sr. & Katherine M. Buttell- LeiningerSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersHome:– 2421 Clinton Avenue South – Minneapolis, MinnesotaOccupation: rooferInducted:– U.S. Army– 9 April 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaUnits: – A Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/4 Steve Lemke was born in 1912 and was the son of Adolph & Mary Lemke, who were immigrants from Poland. He was raised in Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota, and worked on the family’s farm. On April 14, 1941, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and sent to Fort Lewis, Washington. There, he was assigned […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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