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Sgt. Norman R. RoseBorn: 19 June 1921 – Mission District – San Francisco, California Parents: Edmund F. Rose & Elsie Burger-Rose – mother died when he was twelve – the family moved to Salinas, California Home: 19 John Street – Salinas, California Married: Bobbie Lou Brown – 14 June 1941 Graduated: – Salinas High School […]
Filed as: 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Canadian Inventor, Hell Ships, Prison Camp, Provisional Tank Group
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PFC Lawrence Henry Rotharmel Born: 14 August 1922 – Madera, California Parents: Gottlieb Rotharmel & Mary Karg-Rotharmel Siblings: 1 sister, 5 brothers Nickname: “Larry” Hometown: Fontes Road – Alisal, California Occupation: family produce farm Enlisted: – California National Guard – joined while he was still in high school Inducted: – U.S. Army – 10 February […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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1st Sgt. Ero “Ben” R. Saccone was born March 3, 1912, in the Barbary Coast area of San Francisco. He was the first-generation American and the son of Italian immigrants. In 1929, he joined the California National Guard’s 40th Tank Company. In 1939, Ben married Beatrice Tuttle and moved to 338 Church Street in Salinas […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Harry V. Sibert Jr. was born on October 25, 1920, in Los Angeles, California, to Harry V. Sibert Sr. & Agusta G. McWilliams-Sibert. With his sister and a brother, he grew up in Glendale and Van Nuys, California. To distinguish himself from his father, he used Virgil as his first name. According to his […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Charles R. Sigala Born: 5 July 1916 – Castroville, CaliforniaParents: Macario Sigala & Margarita Cobos-SigalaNickname: Rafy Hometown: Castroville, California Enlisted: California National Guard – 1932 – 16 years oldOccupation: prizefighter Inducted: – U. S. Army – 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Airfield Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Smith, Pvt. Armand P. 5 - Bataan Project
Pvt. Armand P. Smith was born on May 15, 1919, in Santa Clara County, California. He was the son of John W. Smith and Renalda Vazquez-Smith, and the brother of Earl G. Smith also a member of the battalion. In addition to Earl, he had another brother, a sister, and a half-brother. He was known […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Ralph L. SmithBorn: 2 August 1924 – Yamhill County, OregonParents: Loren G. Smith & Myrna B. Baker-Smith– father married – Elsie May DouthitSiblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers, 2 half-sisters, 1 half-brother Home: – West Carlton Township, Yamhill County, OregonEnlisted:– Oregon National GuardEnlisted: – U. S. Army – 16 September 1940 – McMinnville, Oregon – lied about his year of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Smith Earl
T/5 Earl G. SmithBorn: 12 March 1918 – Santa Clara County, California Parents: John W Smith & Renalda Vazquez-Smith Siblings: 2 brothers, 1 sister, 1 half-brother – one brother was Armand Smith of C Company Hometown: Salinas, California Married: Children: 1 daughter Enlisted: California National Guard Inducted:  – U. S. Army – 3 February 1941 – Santa Monica, California Unit:– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. James Victor SpeckensBorn: 20 July 1922 – CaliforniaMarried: Maralyn MaysChildren: 1 sonHome: Salinas, California Education: – Salinas High School – Class of 1940 Enlisted: – California National Guard Unit:– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionInducted: – U.S. Army – 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Airfield Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Eugene Herald StahlBorn: 18 December 1919 – Saint Louis, OklahomaParents: George F. Stahl & Sofrona Ketchum-Stahl– father remarriedSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brother, 1 half-sister, 2 half-brothersHome: Fontes Road – Alisal, CaliforniaOccupation: studentEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army AirfieldTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– described as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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