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PFC Roy Marion Nordstrom was born in May 1909 in Fargo, North Dakota, to Arvid Nordstrom and Caroline Anderson-Nordstrom. He was one of six sons and a daughter born to the couple. The family moved to Minneapolis and resided at 4351 Knox Avenue in Minneapolis. Roy completed two years of high school and left to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Manuel F. OrtezBorn: 1918 – CaliforniaHome: Los Angeles CountyInducted:– U. S. Army– 2 April 1941 – Los Angeles, CaliforniaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp hospital with colds– Typical Day – after they arrived at Ft. Lewis– 6:00 A.M. – first call– 6:30 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 Robert E. Overstreet was born on September 9, 1922, in California to Claude C. Overstreet & Grace Houston-Overstreet. With his two sisters and brother, he grew up at 27 Magnolia Street in Santa Cruz, California. While growing up, he delivered newspapers and worked at the Miller hot dog stand on the beach boardwalk. He […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Harlin OwensBorn: 26 July 1915 – Potlatch, IdahoParents: Reece E. Owens & Effie McKinney-OwensSiblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothersNickname: CurlyHome: 665 Larch Street Potlatch, IdahoOccupation: lumber yard workerEnlisted: Idaho National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 16 September 1940 – Pullman, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 41st Infantry Division– 194th Tank Battalion– most likely joined battalion as it […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Paul A. Paden was the son of Samuel A. Paden & Eva L. Lofton-Paden. He was born on August 12, 1917, in Kansas and grew up in Center, Kansas, with his three brothers and sister. At some point, Paul moved to 814 Lincoln Street, Saint Joseph, Missouri, and lived with his brother and sister-in-law. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Ralph Lee ParkerBorn: 29 December 1919 – Saint Joseph, MissouriParents: William A. Parker & Emma Mae Ferrell-ParkerSiblings: 1 sister, 3 brothersHometown: Washington Township, Buchanan County, MissouriEducation: Benton High School – Saint Joseph, Missouri Enlisted: Missouri National Guard – 1937Inducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – St. Joseph, MissouriUnit:– 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Claire Albert Pickel Jr.Born: 4 October 1922 – Spokane, WashingtonParents: Claire A. Pickel Sr. & Margaret Gilbertson-PickelSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHometown: 1827 North Atlantic Street – Spokane, WashingtonEnlisted: Washington National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 16 September 1940 – Spokane, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 161st Infantry, Company A– anti-tank unit– 194th Tank Battalion– joined the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Capt. Clinton Dennis Quinlen was born on June 29, 1901, in Spooner, Washburn County, Wisconsin, to Irving Quinlen & Anna Dennis-Quinlen. He was the couple’s second oldest child and had four sisters and a brother. The family remained in Wisconsin for several years before moving to Oak Park, Minnesota. On November 5, 1923, Clinton enlisted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cap. John Clifford Riley Jr.Born: 24 October 1915 – Saint Joseph, MissouriParents: John C. Riley Sr., & Cora F. Grooms-Riley Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother – His brother, Frank, was a member  of C Company Home: 2502 Second Street – St. Joseph, Missouri Occupation: meat grader – meat packing company Married: Cora Grooms – 7 September 1940 Children: 1 daughter, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Joseph Waley RipleyBorn: 8 April 1919 – New MexicoParents: Orville & Lula RipleySiblings: 1 sister– lived in Ranger, TexasHome: 746 North 73rd Street – Seattle, WashingtonOccupation: Venetian blinds repairmanInducted:– U. S. Army– 2 April 1941 – Tacoma, WashingtonUnit: HQ Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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