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Pvt. Joe Daniel BlairBorn: 14 October 1916 – Stone County, MissouriParents: Andrew J. Blair & Lennie L. Kirkendall-BlairSiblings: 2 sisters, 7 brothersHometown: Washington Township, Stone County, MissouriEducation: left high school after three yearsOccupation: worked on the family farmInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC John Harold BlomquistBorn: 16 May 1919 – Marysville, WashingtonParents: John E. Blomquist & Marie Holver-Blomquist– father died in 1920– mother remarried: Willis R. BrownHometown: Port Discovery, WashingtonGraduated:– Brewster High School– Class of 1940Inducted:– U. S. Army– 8 April 1941 – Tacoma, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Kenneth Allen BooherBorn: 23 December 1909 – South DakotaParents: Elmer A. Booher & Eliza A. Lloyd-BooherSiblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothersHome: Lane County, OregonEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 1 April 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received orders, from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, for duty in the Philippines because of an […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Henry D. BordnerBorn: 17 December 1917 – Butte, MontanaParents: William W. Bordner & Margaret A. Lyons-BordnerSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersNickname: “Harry”Home: 1113 West Platinum Street – Butte, MontanaEducation:– Butte High School – Class of 1937Inducted:– U. S. Army– 28 March 1941 – Fort Missoula, MontanaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– motorcycle messengerUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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M/Sgt. William Giles Boyd was born in 1904 in Tennessee and was the son of Hezekiah & Louise Pinkston-Giles-Boyd. It is known he had two sisters and a brother. When he was a child, his parents died leaving him to be raised by his grandparents in Van Zandt County, Texas. After he graduated high school, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Adam T. Boysen was the son of Alfred B. Boysen and Gladdis Thayer-Boysen. He was born in June 1918 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Sometime between 1925 and 1930, Adam’s parents divorced, and he and his mother moved to Arcadia, California. It is known that he graduated from Howe Military School in Long Beach, Indiana […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Philip Sidney Brain Jr. was born to Philip S. Brain Sr. & Marie Brain on June 24, 1915, in Libby, Montana. He was the second oldest son and had three younger brothers and two younger sisters. When he was a toddler, his family moved to Minneapolis. His family resided at 4027 26th Ave South […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Hugh Edmund BranchBorn: 15 January 1919 – Mobeetie, TexasParents: Clarence C. Branch & Clelia Baumgardner-BranchSiblings: 3 sisters, 4 brothersEducation: Miami High School, Miami, Texas – Class of 1936Occupation: worked in oil fields in East Texas and MontanaInducted:– U.S. Army– 28 March 1941 – Fort Missoula, MontanaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – HQ Co., Provisional Tank Group
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PFC Alvin Charles BrodBorn: 11 August 1913 – Alleyton, TexasParents: Adam & Emma Brod– father died – 1915– Stepfather: Henry P. VollertsenSiblings: 1 brother, 3 sistersResidence: Deering, North Dakota – 1930Home: Missoula County, MontanaOccupation: FarmhandInducted:– U. S. Army– 28 March 1941 – Fort Missoula, MontanaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 Robert A. BrownBorn: 1918 – Grays Harbor County, WashingtonParents: UnknownSiblings: UnknownHome: 223 W. Sixth Street – Aberdeen, Washington– 1940 – lived with aunt & uncleInducted:– U. S. Army– 8 April 1941 – Tacoma, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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