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PFC John Daniel Stehwien – appears his nickname was “Junior” – also known as “J.D.” Born: 3 May 1917 – Atchison, Kansas Parents: John G. Stehwien & Bertha Stucker-Stehwien Siblings: Unknown Home: Missouri Inducted: – U. S. Army – Unknown Unit: HQ Company, 194th Tank Battalion Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington – not known when […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Pvt. Clifford G. Stevens Jr.
Pvt. Clifford G. Stevens Jr.Born: 5 January 1918 – Soledad, CaliforniaParents: Angela Massa-Stevens & Clifford G. Stevens Sr.Siblings: 1 sisterHometown: Soledad, California– the family moved to Salinas, California– resided at: 254 Harvest StreetOccupation: taxi cab driverEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 3 February 1941 – Santa Monica, CaliforniaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Walter Bernard StrakaBorn: 24 October 1919 – Brainerd, MinnesotaParents: Frank & Mary Straka Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Home: 220 North Eighth Street, Brainerd, Minnesota Nickname: “Jake”Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard– 1936– joined when he was 16 years old– Captain Ernest Miller convinced Walter’s father to let him to stay in– the two men were good friendsInducted:– U.S. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Robert Van Der Most StrastersBorn: 9 July 1916 – Salt Lake City, UtahParents: – William G. Strasters & Antonia Zappey-Strasters – parents Dutch immigrants – mother died when he was nine years old Siblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers Home: 470 South Third East – Salt Lake CityEducation:-West High School– Class of 1934 – the University of Utah – Class […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC John Lowery StriplinBorn: 5 February 1910 – McKinney, TexasParents: Robert H Striplin & Josie Gilmore-Striplin – his family lived in Helen and Geronimo, Oklahoma Siblings: 4 sisters, 6 brothers Home: Los Angeles, California – divorced Enlisted: California National Guard Inducted: – U. S. Army – 29 March 1941 – Los Angeles, CaliforniaUnit: HQ Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Herbert F. Strobel was born on November 14, 1916, to John F. Strobel & Elizabeth Nelson-Strobel. He was from Mankato Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, where he lived on a farm with his three brothers and two sisters. He delivered milk for a living. He joined the Minnesota National Guard in Brainerd, Minnesota, with […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Stanley Gordon SuttieBorn: 11 October 1917 – CanadaParents: William & Jessie Suttie Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: Spreckels, California Enlisted: California National Guard Inducted: – U.S. Army – 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Airfield Unit: C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining: – Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp hospital with […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Robert Eugene SwansonBorn: 3 June 1923 – Brainerd, MinnesotaParents: Anton Swanson & Sarah C. Edwards-Swanson Siblings: 1 brother Home: 907 South 6th Street – Brainerd, Minnesota Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard Inducted: – U. S. Army – 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp hospital […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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2nd Lt. Russell Leroy SwearingenBorn: 27 June 1914 – Groton, South DakotaParents: William Swearingen & Cora Carper-SwearingenSiblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothersMarried: Eleanor H. Palmer – 30 June 1939Children: 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 step-daughter, 1 step-sonHome: 1305 Pine Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaOccupation: chief caretaker – armoryEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Zentsuji
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Pvt. Delbert TalbottBorn: 8 March 1917 – Colorado Springs, ColoradoParents: Ross & Ida Talbott Siblings: 1 sister Home: 3914 South Main Street – Los Angeles, California Occupation: pin setter supervisor – bowling ally– professional bowler Inducted: – U. S. Army – 4 January 1941 – Los Angeles Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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