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King, Sgt. Walter C. 3 - Bataan Project
[ Sgt. Walter C. King Born: 1921 – MissouriParents: James C. & Myrtle KingSiblings: 1 sister, 3 brothersHome: Saint Joseph, MissouriEducation: 2 years of high schoolEnlisted: Missouri National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnit:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: The decision for this move – which had been made on August 15, 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Hugh Patrick Kissinger was the son of Marion Kissinger & Anna Daughterty-Kissinger. He was born on April 20, 1914, and with his five brothers and sister, he grew up at 2410 Freeman Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. He worked as a waiter in a tavern. On April 18, 1941, Hugh was inducted into the U. S. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Clayton Cameron KleinBorn: 17 November 1919 – Arkansas– the family moved to Oregon in 1930Parents: Otto P. Klein & Ethel McFarland-KleinSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: 1604 Y Avenue – La Grande, OregonEducation:– LaGrande High School– Class of 1937– Eastern Oregon College– left after one yearEnlisted:– Oregon National Guard– 2 October 1939Inducted:– U. S. Army– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Knapp, Cpl. Francis G. 7 - Bataan Project
Cpl. Francis G. Knapp Born: 28 May 1921 – Saint Joseph, MissouriParents: James Knapp & Wilda Courtin-KnappSiblings: 3 brothersHome: 2715 Delaware Street – Saint Joseph, MissouriOccupation: grocery store clerkNickname: FrankEnlisted:– Missouri National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Saint Joseph, MissouriRecalling his days with the National Guard, he said, “We had one tank, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Delbert Jennings Kohler Born: 1 June 1916 – Audubon Township, Becker County, Minnesota Parents: Thomas Kohler & Clara Thorpe-Kohler Siblings: 4 sisters, 3 brothers Home: Becker County, Minnesota Inducted: – 1941 – Fort Snelling, Minnesota Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington Units: – 194th Tank Battalion Note: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received orders, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Krause, T/Sgt Agusta R. Jr. 9 - Bataan Project
T/Sgt. Agusta R. KrauseBorn: 1919 – MissouriParents: Augusta R. Kruase Sr. & Alma Shewmaker-KrauseSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherNickname: Ray– called “Ray” by family and friendsHometown:– Saint Joseph, MissouriEducation:– Central High School – Class of 1937– R.O.T.C.– attended the local junior college– St. Louis College of Pharmacy– attended for 1 yearOccupation: advertisingInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/Sgt. Allan Donald LangBorn: 16 June 1910 – Monterey, California– known as “Donald” to his family and friendsParents: Charles & Anna LangSiblings: Sidney & RussellHometown: Spring School Road – Alisal, CaliforniaOccupation: carpenter – constructionEnlisted: California National Guard– joined in the 1930s– 16 May 1940 – promoted to Staff SergeantInducted:- 10 February 1941Unit: C Company, 194th […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/Sgt. Sidney Gerald LangBorn: 27 March 1917 – Monterey, CaliforniaParents: Charles Lang & Anna Ingram-LangSiblings: Donald & RussellHometown: Alisal, CaliforniaOccupation: plumberEnlisted: California National Guard– joined with, his best friend, Raymond PeoplesInducted:– 10 February 1941– Company C, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– assigned to HQ Company– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Brenton Delisle LeBlancBorn: 8 November 1918 – MontanaParents: George D. LeBlanc & Rose Campbell-LeBlancSiblings: 2 brothersHome: 106 Locust Street – Anaconda, MontanaEducation:– Montana State College– State Snow Skiing ChampionOccupation: ResearchEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 8 April 1940 – Fort Missoula, MontanaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– HQ Company, 194th Tank Battalion– trained as a motorcycle messengerNote: The reason […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Long, Sgt. Hubert H. 11 - Bataan Project
  Sgt. Hubert H. Long Sgt. Hubert H. Long was born in Missouri in 1917. He lived in Buchanan County and married Vernelle, in 1940, and was the father of one son. The family resided at 920 Edmond Street in Saint Joseph, Missouri. At some point, he enlisted in the Missouri National Guard. On February […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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