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Boyd
M/Sgt. William Giles Boyd was born in 1904 in Tennessee and was the son of Hezekiah & Louise Pinkston-Giles-Boyd. It is known he had two sisters and a brother. When he was a child, his parents died leaving him to be raised by his grandparents in Van Zandt County, Texas. After he graduated high school, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Adam T. Boysen was the son of Alfred B. Boysen and Gladdis Thayer-Boysen. He was born in June 1918 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Sometime between 1925 and 1930, Adam’s parents divorced, and he and his mother moved to Arcadia, California. It is known that he graduated from Howe Military School in Long Beach, Indiana […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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1st Lt. Ray Wyath BradfordBorn: 23 January 1910 – Saint Joseph, MissouriParents: Pearl A. & Lena M. BradfordSiblings: 1 sisterHometown: St. Joseph, MissouriMarried: Melba Inez Nauman – 31 July 1932Children: 3 daughtersEnlisted: Missouri National Guard– 30 August 1926 – Private– rose in rank to 1st Sergeant– 10 February 1941 – commissioned: Second LieutenantInducted:– U. S. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
BrainP
Cpl. Philip Sidney Brain Jr. was born to Philip S. Brain Sr. & Marie Brain on June 24, 1915, in Libby, Montana. He was the second oldest son and had three younger brothers and two younger sisters. When he was a toddler, his family moved to Minneapolis. His family resided at 4027 26th Ave South […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Hugh Edmund BranchBorn: 15 January 1919 – Mobeetie, TexasParents: Clarence C. Branch & Clelia Baumgardner-BranchSiblings: 3 sisters, 4 brothersEducation: Miami High School, Miami, Texas – Class of 1936Occupation: worked in oil fields in East Texas and MontanaInducted:– U.S. Army– 28 March 1941 – Fort Missoula, MontanaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – HQ Co., Provisional Tank Group
Braye
Sgt. William Earl Braye Jr.Born: 31 March 1917 – Santa Monica, CaliforniaParents: William E. Braye Sr. & Matilda Braye– mother remarried: Mrs. Matilda GalavizeSiblings: twin brother, 1 sister, 1 half-brotherHometown: Salinas, CaliforniaOccupation: Salinas City Street DepartmentEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseUnit:– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Jack D. BrinkBorn: 1921 – MichiganParents: Archie & Nellie BrinkSiblings: 2 sistersHome: 230 East Lake Avenue – Watsonville, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National Guard– joined with his best friend, Norman Rose– joined so they could have a two-week vacation with his friends on maneuversInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air Base – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Alvin Charles BrodBorn: 11 August 1913 – Alleyton, TexasParents: Adam & Emma Brod– father died – 1915– Stepfather: Henry P. VollertsenSiblings: 1 brother, 3 sistersResidence: Deering, North Dakota – 1930Home: Missoula County, MontanaOccupation: FarmhandInducted:– U. S. Army– 28 March 1941 – Fort Missoula, MontanaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Brokaw
Sgt. Glenn Dale Brokaw was born on April 4, 1921, in Lebanon, South Dakota, and was the son of Clarence D. Brokaw & Ethel M. Barrett-Brokaw. At this time, it is not known when he came to California. It is known that the family settled in San Buenaventura, California, sometime after 1924. He joined the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Browna
Cpl. Alpheus Ward Brown Born: 23 August 1919 – Orleans, Iowa Parents: William H. Brown & Lois O. Edwards-Brown Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers – Brother: Billie Brown – also in A Company Lived: Superior, Iowa – 1930 Hometown: Lake Edwards, Minnesota – living with his two brothers Occupation: Mason – road construction Nickname: “Al” […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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