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What is known about 2nd Lt. Robert Forrest Needham was that he was born on October 8, 1916, to James F. Needham & Maude L. Jones-Needham. With his two brothers, he grew up in Hanford, Washington. He attended Washington State University and was a member of the Army ROTC program. After college, Robert was an […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Manuel Gutierrez NevarezBorn: 12 May 1918 – Mexico– Arrived in the United States – 1920Parents: Alfredo & Alexandra NevarezSiblings: 5 sisters, 1 brotherHome: Williams Road – Alisal, CaliforniaEducation: Salinas High School – Class of 1939Occupation: sugar factory workerEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army AirfieldUnit:– C Company, 194th Tank […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Frank Joel Orendain was born in Salinas, California, on March 5, 1921. His given name was Francisco Joel Orendain. He joined the California National Guard’s 40th Divisional Tank Company headquartered in Salinas. On February 10, 1941, the tank company was called to federal duty as C Company, 194th Tank Battalion. Frank with his company trained […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Raymond John Peoples Jr. was born in Santa Clara, California, on June 13, 1917. He was the son of Raymond J. Peoples Sr. & Ellen Mills-Peoples. He was the oldest of the couple’s two sons. Sometime during the 1920s, his father died, and his mother married William G. Potter.  He attended Gonzales High School, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Eugene E. RawsonBorn: 15 October 1918 – Oakland, CaliforniaParents: Harry G. Rawson & Ellen Saannoks-RawsonHometown: Watsonville, California– later resided in Alisal, CaliforniaOccupation: knife man – sugar millEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseUnit: C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 Donald Joseph ReillyBorn: 9 December 1916 – Los Angeles, CaliforniaParents: Joseph C. Reilly & Myrtle Bobier-ReillySiblings: 2 brothersHome: Glendale, California– the family moved to 4126½ 41st Street – Salinas, California– father died – 6 June 1936Enlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army AirfieldUnit:– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. William Charles Reno Jr.Born: 17 July 1917 – Oxnard, CaliforniaParents: William C. Reno Sr. & Sallie Mae Richardson-RenoSiblings: 2 brothersHome: 143 B Street – Oxnard, CaliforniaOccupation: truck driver – beer distributorEnlisted: California National Guard– National Guard unit was from Ventura County, CaliforniaInducted:– U.S. Army– 3 February 1941 – Ventura, California– C Company, 194th Tank […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Lt. Frank E. Riley was born on June 13, 1918, to John C. Riley Sr. & Cora Frances Grooms-Riley.Street He, his sister, Helen, and his brother John grew up at 2502 South Second Street in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He joined the Missouri National Guard in 1937. His brother, John, was also a member. of the […]
Filed as: 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Bilibid Prison, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Hell Ships, Oryoku Maru, Provisional Tank Group
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T/5 John Aage RohmerBorn: 23 October 1918 – Aberdeen, South DakotaParents: John C. & Agnes Rohmer Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherNickname: Oggie Home: Salem-Dallas Highway, Oregon Education:– McKinley Grammar School – Leslie Junior High School– Salem High School – Class of 1937Goal: attend West Point Occupation:– newspaper delivery supervisor – Capital-Journal– supervised paperboysEnlisted:– Oregon National Guard– 23 October 1936– Company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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