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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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Pvt. Frank Joel Orendain was born in Salinas, California, on March 5, 1921. His given name was Francisco Joel Orendain. He joined the California National Guard’s 40th Divisional Tank Company headquartered in Salinas. On February 10, 1941, the tank company was called to federal duty as C Company, 194th Tank Battalion. Frank with his company trained […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C 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
O'ConnorEugene
Pvt. Eugene M. O’ConnorBorn: 11 January 1923 – MinnesotaMother: Edith O’ConnorHome: 2631 Fourth Avenue South – Minneapolis, MinnesotaNickname: PatEducation: Miller Vocational High SchoolInducted:– U. S. Army– 20 September 1940 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaUnit:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– winter weather described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Paden, PFC Paul A. 1 - Bataan Project
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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Sgt. Donald H. PaineBorn: 18 June 1917 – Brainerd, MinnesotaParents: Herbert S. Paine & Evelyn J. Mahood-PaineSiblings: 1 brotherHome: 311 North 5th Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaEducation:– Washington High School– Class of 1937– played football his sophomore through senior year– ran track junior and senior years– Hamline University – St. Paul, Minnesota– left school his senior […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Parker, PFC Ralph L. 3 - Bataan Project
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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