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Pvt. William A. Peart Jr.Born: 31 March 1914 – Coquille, OregonParents: William A. Peart Sr., & Kathleen Giblin-PeartSiblings: 4 sisters, 1 brotherHome: 600 North Taylor Street – Coquille, OregonOccupation: service station attendantInducted:– U. S. Army– 4 January 1941 – Portland, Oregon– “Bill” used on U. S. Army documentsTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– tank mechanic schoolUnits:– 194th […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Henry Guy Peck was the son of Charley & Lucy Peck. He was born on January 1, 1921, in South Dakota and had three sisters and three brothers. When he was ten, his family moved from Huron, South Dakota. His family later moved to Minnesota. He attended school in a one-room schoolhouse east of Brainerd, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Raymond John Peoples Jr. was born in Santa Clara, California, on June 13, 1917. He was the son of Raymond J. Peoples Sr. & Ellen Mills-Peoples. He was the oldest of the couple’s two sons. Sometime during the 1920s, his father died, and his mother married William G. Potter.  He attended Gonzales High School, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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2nd Lt. Weeden Arthur Petree Jr. Parents: Weeden A. Petree Sr. & Bernice Richards-Petree Siblings: 1 brother, 2 sisters Nickname: Arthur Home: 3225 Lafayette Street – Saint Joseph, Missouri Education: – 1930 – Central High School, St. Joseph, Missouri – 2 years of college Occupation: substitute mail carrier – U.S. Post Office Enlisted: Missouri National […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A 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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Sgt. Kenneth John PorwollBorn: 13 April 1920 – Saint Cloud, Minnesota Parents: Joseph & Katherine PorwollSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHometown: Brainerd, MinnesotaEducation:– college studentEnlisted:– Minnesota National Guard– 1939Inducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– Rank: Corporal“The people lined the streets to see us off, and we remembered that through our trials in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A 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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Pvt. Clifford Dean RardinBorn: 8 February 1920 – MinnesotaParents: Joseph M. Rardin & Grace E. Driver-RardinSiblings: 4 sisters, 3 brothersHometown: Maple Grove Township, Crow Wing, Minnesota– 1940– living with brother and sister-in-law in Platte Lake Township, Crow Wing CountyInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaUnit:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 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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PFC Eugene E. RawsonBorn: 15 October 1918 – Oakland, CaliforniaParents: Harry G. Rawson & Ellen Saannoks-RawsonHometown: Watsonville, California– later resided in Alisal, CaliforniaOccupation: knife man – sugar millEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseUnit: C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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