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T/5 Wilmer Henry FranckBorn: 9 April 1917 – Carver County, MinnesotaParents: William C. Franck & Frieda Bartels-FranckSiblings: 6 sisters, 6 brothersHometown: Route 1, Benton Township, Carver County, MinnesotaOccupation: worked on the family’s farmInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: The decision for this move – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Carl H. Franklin was born to Jackson Franklin & Helen Hirsch-Franklin on February 28, 1919, in Harvey, North Dakota. With his three brothers and sister, he grew up in Goodrich, North Dakota, and was working on his family’s farm when he was inducted into the U.S. Army and sent to Fort Lewis, Washington, for […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC James Edward FrostBorn: 30 April 1920 – MissouriParents: George W. & Mary Frost– father married Elsie L. Vick – 1930Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers, 2 step-brothers– one step-brother – Sgt. Harold J. VickHome: 651 East Market Street – Salinas, California– lived in Eagle, Oklahoma, in 1930Enlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
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1st Lt. John Taylor Furby was the son of Dr. Robert L. Furby & Edith Taylor-Furby and was born on February 17, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois. It is known he had a sister. Sometime after 1930, the family moved to Portland, Oregon, because his father was a Lieutenant Colonel, in the Army Medical Corps, and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Jacob Sabino GamboaBorn: 30 August 1908 – King City, CaliforniaParents: Jacob B. Gamboa & Jeannie Ruis-GamboaSiblings: 1 brother, 5 sistersHome: 211 Front Street – Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National Guard– 1931Inducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC George Stanton Garman was born on October 18, 1917, to Stephen Garman and Mabel May-Garman and raised in Fort Recovery, Ohio, with his sister and three brothers. He would later live outside of Celina, Ohio, and work on the family farm. On February 5, 1941, he was inducted into the U. S. Army and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd Tank Battalion, 194th – C Co.
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PFC William Allen GarrisonBorn: 13 February 1921 – Kern County, CaliforniaParents: Allen P. Garrison & Mary E. Foster-GarrisonSiblings: 2 sistersHome: 538 Central Avenue – Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army AirfieldTraining:– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Russell S. GarrisonBorn: 1918 – MichiganParents: Mark E. & Pearl M. GarrisonSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherNickname: “Shorty”Home: 3051 California Street, San Francisco, CaliforniaInducted:– U. S. Army– 1 April 1941 – San Francisco, CaliforniaUnit:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Roy Albert Gatewood Born: 28 June 1919 – Arkansas Parents: Henry O. Gatewood & Floris M. Cornstock-Gatewood Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Hometown: Elijah, Missouri Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 16 September 1940 – Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, Missouri Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington – described as constantly raining during the winter – many […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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T/4 Arthur George GattieBorn: 14 February 1921 – MinnesotaParents: Arthur U. Gattie & Gladys Hess-GattieSiblings: 2 brothersHome: 1002 8th Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaEducation: Washington High School– left high school during his junior yearOccupation: electricianEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– the company remained at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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