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O'ConnorEugene
Pvt. Eugene M. O’ConnorBorn: 11 January 1923 – MinnesotaMother: Edith O’ConnorHome: 2631 Fourth Avenue South – Minneapolis, MinnesotaNickname: PatEducation: Miller Vocational High SchoolInducted:– U. S. Army– 20 September 1940 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaUnit:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– winter weather 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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Sgt. Donald H. PaineBorn: 18 June 1917 – Brainerd, MinnesotaParents: Herbert S. Paine & Evelyn J. Mahood-PaineSiblings: 1 brotherHome: 311 North 5th Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaEducation:– Washington High School– Class of 1937– played football his sophomore through senior year– ran track junior and senior years– Hamline University – St. Paul, Minnesota– left school his senior […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Peart
Pvt. William A. Peart Jr.Born: 31 March 1914 – Coquille, OregonParents: William A. Peart Sr., & Kathleen Giblin-PeartSiblings: 4 sisters, 1 brotherHome: 600 North Taylor Street – Coquille, OregonOccupation: service station attendantInducted:– U. S. Army– 4 January 1941 – Portland, Oregon– “Bill” used on U. S. Army documentsTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– tank mechanic schoolUnits:– 194th […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
PeckH
PFC Henry Guy Peck was the son of Charley & Lucy Peck. He was born on January 1, 1921, in South Dakota and had three sisters and three brothers. When he was ten, his family moved from Huron, South Dakota. His family later moved to Minnesota. He attended school in a one-room schoolhouse east of Brainerd, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
PetreeWA
2nd Lt. Weeden Arthur Petree Jr. Parents: Weeden A. Petree Sr. & Bernice Richards-Petree Siblings: 1 brother, 2 sisters Nickname: Arthur Home: 3225 Lafayette Street – Saint Joseph, Missouri Education: – 1930 – Central High School, St. Joseph, Missouri – 2 years of college Occupation: substitute mail carrier – U.S. Post Office Enlisted: Missouri National […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Porwoll, Sgt. Kenneth J. 1 - Bataan Project
Sgt. Kenneth John PorwollBorn: 13 April 1920 – Saint Cloud, Minnesota Parents: Joseph & Katherine PorwollSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHometown: Brainerd, MinnesotaEducation:– college studentEnlisted:– Minnesota National Guard– 1939Inducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– Rank: Corporal“The people lined the streets to see us off, and we remembered that through our trials in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Clifford Dean RardinBorn: 8 February 1920 – MinnesotaParents: Joseph M. Rardin & Grace E. Driver-RardinSiblings: 4 sisters, 3 brothersHometown: Maple Grove Township, Crow Wing, Minnesota– 1940– living with brother and sister-in-law in Platte Lake Township, Crow Wing CountyInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaUnit:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Root
Capt Arthur J Root was born to Oscar Root & Margaret Sharpe-Root on August 24, 1917, in Brainerd, Minnesota. He attended local schools and graduated from Washington High School in Brainerd in 1936. On May 24, 1939, he married Harriet Alice Eide. The couple resided with his parents at 220 Southwest 5th Street. He worked […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Rose, Pvt. Willard 3 - Bataan Project
Pvt. Willard RoseBorn: 14 November 1916 – OhioParents: Henry & Dara Rose Siblings: 4 brothers, 3 sisters Home: Montgomery County, Ohio – it appears he lived in Iowa at some pointInducted: – U. S. Army – 15 March 1941 – Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky Training:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– typical day– 6:15 with reveille– most of the soldiers were up before this […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Paul Albin SaarinenBorn: 12 June 1922 – Ashtabula, Ohio– lived in Rock Springs, Wyoming Parents: Rev. John F. Saarinen & Tekla E. Toppari-Saarinen – father was an Evangelical Lutheran minister Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: 807 South Fourteenth Street – Brainerd, Minnesota – the family moved to Brainerd from Toronto, CanadaEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted: – U. S. Army – 10 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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