Flag Proviso

The Flag Represented the Number of Graduates, Former Students, and Faculty/Staff Members Who Served in the Armed Forces in WWII.
The top number indicated the number who had died while the bottom number indicated the number who served in the Armed Forces.

*It should be noted that the actual number of former students of Proviso Township High School who died in WWII is actually 194. In addition, one former staff member died in the war. The number who served was actually 4780.

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2nd Lt. Elmer Ferdinand Kern Jr. Born: 22 March 1923 – Colorado Parents: Elmer F. Kern Sr. & Myrtis Kern Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 413 South Seventh Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – Purdue University – Bachelor of Science – 1943 Inducted: – 17 February 1943 – Indianapolis, Indiana – U.S. Army Serial Number: Unknown Training: – Fort Sill, Oklahoma – Fort Cooke, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Merrill William Kiester Jr. Born: 12 December 1918 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Merrill W. Kiester Sr. & Edith Busam-Kiester Siblings: 3 sisters Hometown: Crystal Lake, Illinois – his family lived in Oak Park and Maywood, Illinois Education: – attended Proviso Township High School for 2½ years before the familymoved – graduated from Northwestern Military Academy Occupation: – Insurance Agent – Thompson Insurance Company – Chicago, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Harry Alfred King was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 10, 1921, to Charles R. King & Anna Allison-King. With his two brothers, he grew up at 507 Quincy Street in Maywood and graduated from Garfield School and Proviso Township High School, as a member of the Class of 1938. After high school, he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Ford Calvin King Born: 1 February 1926 – Cutler, Illinois Parents: Chester & Dora King Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Home: – 507 South Eighth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1944 – left school before he graduatedEnlisted: – 20 June 1943 – U.S. Marine Corps Training: – Camp Pendleton, California – 6th Training Battalion, 2nd Infantry Training […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Alexander Jay Kitcheos Born: 15 May 1918 Mother: Torn Kitcheos & Frances Wegsyzn-Kitcheos – appeared parents divorced in the 1920s Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Home: – 1001 Dunlap Avenue – Forest Park Education: – Field Stevenson School – Forest Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 Occupation: furniture manufacturing Inducted: – 14 February 1942 – U.S. Army – Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California Serial Number: 39019445 Training: – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/4 Louis Lajas Kmet Born: 23 March 1919 – Wisconsin Parents: Paul Kmet & Mary Facuna-Kmet – mother died in 1922 – father put the youngest four children in an orphanage Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 809 West Madison Street – Maywood, Illinois -Lutheran Receiving Orphanage – his legal guardian was Mina Lichtner – two sisters and brother also lived there Education: – Emerson […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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1st Sgt. Gottlieb George Knoll Born: 25 September 1915 – Bellwood, Illinois Parents: George Knoll & Marie J. Ott-Knoll Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Nickname: “Gal” Home: – 204 South Fourth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – St Paul Lutheran School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1933 Enlisted: – 23 January 1940 – U. S. Army Air Corps Serial Number: 06731140 Training: – Fort Sheridan, Illinois – Great Bend, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Edward Lyle Kolb was the son of William J. Kolb and Lily Minnie Gertrude Whiting-Kolb and was born on February 5, 1920, in Maywood, Illinois. With his two brothers and two sisters, he lived at 510 South 7th Avenue in Maywood. He was called “Lyle” by his family. Lyle attended Emerson Grade School and Proviso […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Henry J. Koller was born on April 6, 1921, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Henry C. Koller and Anna Schneider-Koller. He was known as “Bud” to his family. With his two sisters, he grew up first in Oak Park and Elmhurst, Illinois, and later at 1113 Elgin Avenue in Forest Park, Illinois. Henry […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sp/4 Charles Norbert Kowalk Born: 19 September 1949 Parents: Norbert Kowalk & Elenor Galdlkas-Kowalk Siblings: 2 brother Nickname: Chuck Education: Proviso East High School – Class of 1967 Inducted: U.S. Army – radio operator Killed in Action: 21 May 1971 – Vietnam Funeral: 4 June 1971  – Sacred Heart Church, Melrose Park, Illinois Entombment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois – mausoleum  
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died in the Vietnam War
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