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T/5 Donald Joseph ReillyBorn: 9 December 1916 – Los Angeles, CaliforniaParents: Joseph C. Reilly & Myrtle Bobier-ReillySiblings: 2 brothersHome: Glendale, California– the family moved to 4126½ 41st Street – Salinas, California– father died – 6 June 1936Enlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army AirfieldUnit:– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. William Charles Reno Jr.Born: 17 July 1917 – Oxnard, CaliforniaParents: William C. Reno Sr. & Sallie Mae Richardson-RenoSiblings: 2 brothersHome: 143 B Street – Oxnard, CaliforniaOccupation: truck driver – beer distributorEnlisted: California National Guard– National Guard unit was from Ventura County, CaliforniaInducted:– U.S. Army– 3 February 1941 – Ventura, California– C Company, 194th Tank […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Lt. Frank E. Riley was born on June 13, 1918, to John C. Riley Sr. & Cora Frances Grooms-Riley.Street He, his sister, Helen, and his brother John grew up at 2502 South Second Street in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He joined the Missouri National Guard in 1937. His brother, John, was also a member. of the […]
Filed as: 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Bilibid Prison, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Hell Ships, Oryoku Maru, Provisional Tank Group
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Cap. John Clifford Riley Jr.Born: 24 October 1915 – Saint Joseph, MissouriParents: John C. Riley Sr., & Cora F. Grooms-Riley Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother – His brother, Frank, was a member  of C Company Home: 2502 Second Street – St. Joseph, Missouri Occupation: meat grader – meat packing company Married: Cora Grooms – 7 September 1940 Children: 1 daughter, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Joseph Waley RipleyBorn: 8 April 1919 – New MexicoParents: Orville & Lula RipleySiblings: 1 sister– lived in Ranger, TexasHome: 746 North 73rd Street – Seattle, WashingtonOccupation: Venetian blinds repairmanInducted:– U. S. Army– 2 April 1941 – Tacoma, WashingtonUnit: HQ Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 James Henry Robertson was born in 1918 in Polk County, Missouri. He was the younger of two sons born to William H. Robertson & Gertrude McCulland-Robertson. He grew up in unincorporated Marion, Missouri. James was inducted into the U.S. Army and was sent to Fort Lewis, Washington, for basic training. After basic training, he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Thomas Joseph RocheBorn: 7 July 1922 – Chicago, IllinoisParents: Frederick & Cecelia RocheHome: 511 5th Street – Lewiston, Idaho– 1935 – the family lived in Clarkston, WashingtonEnlisted:– Idaho National Guard– 25 May 1940Inducted:– U.S. Army, – 9 September 1940 – Fort Lewis, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnit:– 194th Tank Battalion– joined the battalion as it […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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1st. Sgt. Charles W. Rockwell Jr.Born: 12 January 1921 – Saint Joseph, MissouriParents: Charles W. Rockwell Sr. & Lulu Rockwell – mother married Lee Ringle Siblings: 1 sister Home: 323 North 5th Street – Saint Joseph, Missouri – 1930 – family living in Atchison, Kansas Occupation: undertaker’s assistantInducted: – U. S. Army – 10 February 1941 – Saint Joseph, Missouri – inducted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Clarence Edwin RoedellBorn: 1921 – Council Bluffs, IowaParents: Henry Roedell & Gladys Parker-Roedell– mother passed away in 1929 Siblings: 3 sisters, 1 brother – Clarence and his one sister were living with their aunt & uncle in 1930 in Washington State– father would move to Washington State Home: Lawrence Township, Whitcomb County, WashingtonEnlisted: Washington National Guard– 303 Cavalry […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 John Aage RohmerBorn: 23 October 1918 – Aberdeen, South DakotaParents: John C. & Agnes Rohmer Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherNickname: Oggie Home: Salem-Dallas Highway, Oregon Education:– McKinley Grammar School – Leslie Junior High School– Salem High School – Class of 1937Goal: attend West Point Occupation:– newspaper delivery supervisor – Capital-Journal– supervised paperboysEnlisted:– Oregon National Guard– 23 October 1936– Company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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