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T/5 Artie P. CopeBorn: 17 October 1917 – ArkansasParents: Robert J. Cope & Florence Shields-CopeSiblings: 2 sisters, 6 brothersHometown: Greenwood, Arkansas– moved to California sometime during 1940Home: Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air Base– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– Transferred – Headquarters Company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pfc Daniel Francis Cray Jr.Born: 1914 – Holyoke, MassachusettsParents: Daniel F. Cray Sr. & Annie B. Sheard-Cray– mother died when he was eightSiblings: 2 brothers, 8 sistersHometown: Springfield, MassachusettsEducation: Science & Technical High SchoolHome: 1198½ 4th Street – Santa Monica, California– moved to California after 1935Enlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 3 February 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Russell E. Cunningham Born: 11 March 1921 – Alameda County, California Parents: Grant E. Cunningham & Ruth Bence-Cunnigham Siblings: 2 brothers Home: 325 Hawthorne Street – Alisal, California Occupation: delivered flowers for a florist Education: – Salinas High School – Salinas Junior College Married: Betty Loraine Scoville – got married before going overseas Inducted: – U. S. Army – 21 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Edward Clemente DeGottardi was born on August 14, 1909, in Santa Monica, California, to Patrick and Adelina DeGottardi. When he was four, his family moved to Salinas, California, where he grew up with his sister and brother. In December 1940, Ed enlisted in the California National Guard at Salinas. A little over a month […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Royden L. Diaz was born to Ben & Ida Diaz on October 23, 1916, in Monterey County, California, and was of Spanish and Portuguese Decent.  He was known as “Roy” to his family and friends and attended local schools and graduated from Salinas High School. After high school, he worked on the family’s ranch. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Myron Ellsworth Dollk was born in North Dakota in May 1918 to Seth A. & Mable M. Dolk. He was known as “Mickey” to his family. His parents, who were from Iowa, returned there and resided in Pilot Mound. During his time in Iowa, his younger brother was born. His family would later move […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Orrin Henry EatonBorn: 20 April 1918 – Santa Cruz County, CaliforniaParents: Cecilia Penich-Eaton & Orrin O. EatonSiblings: 2 sistersNickname: Hank or HenryHometown: Watsonville, California– lived on San Juan Road in the Pajaro ValleyEducation:– graduated Montezuma School for Boys – Los Gatos, California – 1936– Hartnell College – Salinas, California– friends with Ted Spaulding while […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/4 Allen W. EckertBorn: 6 January 1919 – Hartford, ConnecticutParents: Herman Eckert & Ebba Blomquist-EckertHome: 69 Greenwood Street – East Hartford, ConnecticutSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherEducation: East Hartford High School– left schoolCivilian Conservation CorpsHome: Salinas, CaliforniaOccupation: cookEnlisted:– California National Guard– January 1941Inducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas, California– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Leon Athan ElliottBorn: Leonidas Athans Eliopoulos – 19 August 1917 – Oakland, California– father legally changed his last nameParents: Athans Eliopoulos & Antigone Xonoulos-EliopoulosSiblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothers– grew up in Prunedale, CaliforniaHome: Watsonville, CaliforniaEducation:– Watsonville High School– Class of 1936– played football– played the trumpetResidence: 318 Church Street, Salinas, CaliforniaOccupation:– apprentice cabinet makerDrafted:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Tec 4 Robert Eugene EmlayBorn: 5 August 1921 – Alameda, CaliforniaParents: Fred O. Emlay & Agnes Molina-EmlaySiblings: 3 brothers, 1 sisterBrother: S/Sgt. Charles E. EmlayHometown: Alameda, CaliforniaInducted:– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air Base– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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