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PFC Thomas Steven Joyce was born in 1918 to John & Anne Joyce. It is known that he was from Ramsey County, Minnesota, and grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He was inducted into the U. S. Army on April 14, 1941, and sent to Fort Lewis, Washington, where he was assigned to the 194th […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Harold Gerhard Kurvers was the son of Nicholas Kurvers & Sarah O’Brien-Kurvers. He was born on May 18, 1918, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. While he was an infant, his mother died. His father and he moved in with his grandmother and resided at 223 Burgess Street in St. Paul. He was known as “Snuff” to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Richard Leroy Longmire Born: 13 October 1921 – Santa Barbara County, California Parents: Frederick Longmire & Audrey R. Mecham-Longmire – mother married Arnold Reiland Nickname: Dick Siblings: 1 brother – in 1930, Richard and his brother, Robert, were wards of the State of California Hometown: Santa Barbara, California Occupation: baker Enlisted: California National Guard […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Lawrence E. MarandaBorn: 8 September 1915 – Saint Paul, MinnesotaParents: George A. Maranda & Anna Fischbach-MarandaSiblings: 5 brothersHome: 1072 West Seventh Avenue – Saint Paul, MinnesotaOccupation: deliverymanInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Saint Paul, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter – many men ended up in the camp hospital […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. William V. McKeon was born on May 5, 1905, and was the son of Michael and Alice McKeon. He, with his three brothers and sister, grew up at 1855 Portland Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is not known when William entered the Army, but it is known that he was assigned to the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Ernest Lee McKinney Born: 3 October 1918 – Elberton, Washington Parents: Thomas McKinney & Annie Maude Stairrett-McKinney – mother remarried Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: Whitman County, Washington – working in Stevens County, Washington Occupation: logging on a farm – brother, Albert, working with him Education: high school graduate Inducted: – U. S. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Herman OmanskyBorn: 22 June 1905 – Saint Paul, MinnesotaMother: Rose Cohen-Burnstein– Step-father: David BurnsteinSiblings: 1 sisterHome: 206 State Street, Saint Paul, MinnesotaEducation:– Mechanics Art School– Class of 1924Occupation: salesman – wholesale oil companyInducted:– U.S. Army– date not knownTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– the weather was described as constantly drizzling during the winter– many men ended […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Noel RavnebergBorn: 19 November 1916 – Devils Lake, North DakotaParents: Ed & Martha RavnebergSiblings: 1 brotherHometown: Devils Lake, North DakotaMarried: Martha Ravneberg – 26 May 1936 – Cass County, North DakotaInducted:– U. S. Army– March 1941Unit:– Medical Detachment, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– motorcycle messenger– described as constantly raining during the winter– many […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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Capt. Leo J. Schneider MDBorn: 28 January 1907 – OregonParents: Philip & Gerta SchneiderSiblings: 3 brothersHometown: 939 Northeast 31st Avenue – Portland, OregonEducation:– Oregon State Agricultural College – Class of 1929– Bachelors of Science – Chemical Engineering– Medical SchoolMarried: Rachel SchneiderChildren: 1 sonOccupation: surgeonInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 January 1941 – Portland, OregonTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Joe Schneider Born: 1918 – New York Parents: Max Schneider & Rose Moskowitz-Schneider Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: 2514 Thurman Avenue – Los Angeles, California  Education: 3 years of high school  Occupation: automobile manufacturing  Inducted:  – U.S. Army  – 28 February 1941 – Los Angeles, California  Training:  – Fort Lewis, Washington – Medical […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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