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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T/4 Joseph Stanley Kwiatkowski was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 28, 1918. He was the son of Bruno and Mary Kwiatkowski and one of the couple’s five children, who was known as “Joey” to his three sisters and brother. When he was little, his family moved to Pennsylvania where his father worked as a coal […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines, Proviso Students Who Were Japanese POWs
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S/Sgt. Louis G. Kyriazopulos Born: 6 September 1919 – Illinois Parents: Charles & Martha Kyriazopulos Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 2826 North Thatcher Avenue, River Grove, Illinois Note- When he was 13 years old, his family’s restaurant was being robbed. He was asleep in their apartment above the business when one of the robbers fired his gun and woke […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Capt. Robert Frank Lange Born: 16 May 1920 – Indianapolis, Indiana Parents: Frank N. Lange & Elsie Saager-Lange Siblings: 2 sisters Home: – 711 South Second Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – Elmhurst College – attended college for one year Occupation: assistant purchasing agent – Joslyn Manufacturing & Supply Company Inducted: – 18 October 1941 – Chicago, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. James T. Lee Born: 29 August 1920 – Berkeley, Illinois Parents: Gregg & Mary Lee Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Home: – 5721 Bohlander Avenue – Berkley, Illinois Education: – Sunnyside Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 – left high school after two years Occupation: apprentice painter Enlisted: – 23 December 1941 – U.S. Army Air Corps Serial Number: 16036606 Training: – Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/5 Herbert Harry Lemm Born: 27 September 1921 – Oak Park, Illinois Parents: William Lemm & Florence Lengert-Lemm Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Hometown: – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 Inducted: – U.S. Army – 7 October 1942 – Chicago, Illinois Serial Number: 36373622 Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky – Camp Bowie, Texas – left camp on 14 April 1943 – Camp Polk, Louisiana – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Joseph F. Lentine Born: 23 November 1915 – Pittston, Pennsylvania Parents: Frank & Angela Lentine Siblings: 5 brothers, 1 sister Home: – 7438 Franklin Street – Forest Park, Illinois – moved to Illinois in 1927 Education: – Field-Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1935 – left before graduating Occupation: driver’s helper – American Vault Works Inducted: – U.S. Army – 24 March 1941  Serial Number: 36012063 Training: – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
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Pvt. Andrew Joseph Leo Born: 15 November 1919 – Melrose Park, Illinois Parents: Carl Leo & Josephine Militello-Leo Siblings: 1 brother Home: – 1406 North Twentieth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 Wife: Ida Orfei-Leo Children: 1 daughter Occupation: Branch manager – Chicago Herald American Inducted: – U.S. Army Serial Number: 36397419 Training: – Unknown Unit: 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Robert William Lilley Born: 21 June 1922 – Illinois Parents: William & Myrtle Lilley Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Home: – 1837 South Thirteenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – St. Eulalia Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 Occupation: – Welder – Chicago Metal Hose Company – Maywood, Illinois Inducted: – U.S. Army Reserve – 22 July 1942 – U.S. Army Air Corps – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/5 Fred William Lovering Jr. was born July 16, 1918, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Frederick W. Lovering Sr., & Francis M. Kruchow-Lovering and was one of the couple’s four children. As a child, he grew up at 330 South 22nd Street in Bellwood, Illinois. When he was eleven, his father died leaving his mother […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines, Proviso Students Who Were Japanese POWs
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Lt. (jg) Edward A. Luttringhaus Born: 10 October 1910 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Walter Luttringhaus & Philippine J. Zagorniak-Luttringhaus Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 872 South Fifteenth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Irving School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1928 – DePaul University – Bachelors Degree – 1936 – Northwestern University Occupation: Assistant Sales Manager – Aluminum Products Company – LaGrange, Illinois Enlisted: – March […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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