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PFC Royden L. Diaz was born to Ben & Ida Diaz on October 23, 1916, in Monterey County, California, and was of Spanish and Portuguese Decent.  He was known as “Roy” to his family and friends and attended local schools and graduated from Salinas High School. After high school, he worked on the family’s ranch. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Edmund N. DiBenedetti was born in 1920, in France, to Frank DiBenedetti & Alexandrine Morello-DiBenedetti. At some point, his family immigrated to the United States where his brother was born. The family resided at 843 South Main Street in Salinas, and he attended Salinas High School and worked as a bookkeeper at the Salinas […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Maxwell Stephan Dobson was born on September 6, 1915, in Otter Trail, Minnesota, and was the son of William J. Dobson and Florence H. Eastman-Dobson. With his three sisters and six brothers, he was raised in Irondale, Minnesota. For employment, he did sewer construction for the Works Administration Program. On February 10, 1941, Maxwell’s […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Robert Edward DoerckBorn: 1913 – Lincoln, NebraskaParents: Grace Belle Rife-Doerck & Henry A. DoerckSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHome: 3753 Granada – San Diego, California– moved to California during 1940Inducted:– U. S. Army– 1 April 1941 – Los Angeles, CaliforniaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Myron Ellsworth Dollk was born in North Dakota in May 1918 to Seth A. & Mable M. Dolk. He was known as “Mickey” to his family. His parents, who were from Iowa, returned there and resided in Pilot Mound. During his time in Iowa, his younger brother was born. His family would later move […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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1st Lt. Ralph William DubyBorn: 31 December 1917 – Mason County, WashingtonParents: William A. Duby & Hazel Putts-DubySiblings: 2 brothersHome: 316 North 76th Street – Seattle, WashingtonEducation:– Lincoln High School – Seattle, Washington– Class of 1936– The University of Washington– Class of 1940Inducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Seattle, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– assigned to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Orrin Henry EatonBorn: 20 April 1918 – Santa Cruz County, CaliforniaParents: Cecilia Penich-Eaton & Orrin O. EatonSiblings: 2 sistersNickname: Hank or HenryHometown: Watsonville, California– lived on San Juan Road in the Pajaro ValleyEducation:– graduated Montezuma School for Boys – Los Gatos, California – 1936– Hartnell College – Salinas, California– friends with Ted Spaulding while […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/4 Allen W. EckertBorn: 6 January 1919 – Hartford, ConnecticutParents: Herman Eckert & Ebba Blomquist-EckertHome: 69 Greenwood Street – East Hartford, ConnecticutSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherEducation: East Hartford High School– left schoolCivilian Conservation CorpsHome: Salinas, CaliforniaOccupation: cookEnlisted:– California National Guard– January 1941Inducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas, California– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 Kenneth W. EighmeBorn: July 1908 – WisconsinParents: Arthur Eighme & Gladys Balch-Eighme– father died when he was a childSiblings: 2 brothersHometown: Riverside, Washington– the family moved to Washington after Kenneth’s birthOccupation: farmerInducted:– U. S. Army– 8 April 1941 – Tacoma, WashingtonTraining:– 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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Pvt. Leon Athan ElliottBorn: Leonidas Athans Eliopoulos – 19 August 1917 – Oakland, California– father legally changed his last nameParents: Athans Eliopoulos & Antigone Xonoulos-EliopoulosSiblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothers– grew up in Prunedale, CaliforniaHome: Watsonville, CaliforniaEducation:– Watsonville High School– Class of 1936– played football– played the trumpetResidence: 318 Church Street, Salinas, CaliforniaOccupation:– apprentice cabinet makerDrafted:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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