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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Sgt. Bernard Frank Rossi Born: 21 November 1921 – Melrose Park, Illinois Parents: Frank C. Rossi & Michelina Maeillard-Rossi Siblings: 3 sisters Home: – 810 North Eighteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Melrose Park Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 Inducted: – U.S. Army – 25 September 1942 Serial Number: 36376529 Training: – Camp Livingston, Louisiana  – Camp Gordon, Georgia – West Virginia Unit: Company A, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Edmund John Rowe Jr. Born: 1 November 1924 – Cook County, Illinois Parents: Edmund J., Sr. & Anne Rowe Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Address: – 1625 South Seventeenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1942 Enlisted: Unknown Serial Number: 36657722 Training: – Camp Forrest, Tennessee – 3 March 1943 – Camp Laguna, Arizona – 19 July 1943 – Camp Young, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/5 Franklin Edward Ruffolo Born: 23 September 1919 – Kenosha, Wisconsin Parents: Matteo & Josephine Ruffolo Nickname: Frank Home: – 170 South Sixth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Washington & Garfield Schools – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 – Lewis Institute, Lockport, Illinois Occupation: – printer – Meyercord Company – printed decals Inducted: – U.S. Army – 21 June 1941 Serial Number: 36039073 Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky – Camp […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Joseph Sarny Born: 1922 – Illinois Parents: Rocco Sarny & Amelia Granato-Sarny Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Home: – 421 West Madison Street, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 – left after junior year – the family may have moved to Los Angeles, California – resided at: 430 East Avenue Occupation: auto mechanic Enlisted: – 11 May 1944 – Fort […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC William Joseph Scannell Born: 13 February 1948 – Illinois Parents: Lawrence Scannell & Mary Stivers-Scannell Siblings: 1 sister Nickname: Billy Hometown: Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Proviso East High School – Class of 1967 Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 1967 Serial Number: 351403642 Training: – Not Known Overseas Duty: – Vietnam Unit: – 2nd Platoon, D Company, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division – 1968 – One night, while on guard […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died in the Vietnam War
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PFC Roland Everett Schaede Born: 24 March 1921 – Maywood, Illinois Parents: Emil L. Schaede & Edna M. Schlager-Schaede Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Home: – 2010 South Third Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 Occupation: Taylor Pipe Forge Company Enlisted: – 27 November 1942 – U.S. Marines Serial Number: 00498853 Training: – Camp Gillespie, California – Camp Elliott, California Unit: […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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1st Lt. Robert August Schaloske Born: 5 April 1921 – Forest Park, Illinois Parents: Daniel & Emilie Schaloske – parents divorced Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 236 Lathrope Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – St. John’s Lutheran School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 Employed: Western Tire and Automotive Enlisted: – 2 October 1942 Serial Number: O&705624 Training: – Camp Hulen Army Airfield, Texas – Enid, Oklahoma – completed […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Frederick Schmidt Born: 30 November 1924 – Maywood, Illinois Parents: Solomon Schmidt & Amalia Schneider-Schmidt Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 507 South Eleventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – St. Paul Lutheran School – Melrose Park, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1942 Inducted: – U.S. Army Air Corps – March 1943 Training: – Sheppard Army Airfield, Wichita Falls, Texas – Lincoln Army Airfield, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Henry Schneider Jr. Born: 25 November 1919 – Maywood, Illinois Parents: Henry Schneider Sr. & Sophie Schander-Schneider Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 317 South Twenty-Fifth Avenue – Bellwood, Illinois Education: – St. John Lutheran School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 – left after two years Inducted: – U.S. Army – 17 February 1941 – entered as an enlisted man – rose in […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Frederick George Schweinsberg was born in Forest Park, Illinois, on August 5, 1918, to Alfred Schweinsberg and Louise Lipke-Schweinsberg. With his brother and two sisters, he lived at 443 Marengo Avenue in Forest Park and attended Grant-White Elementary School and Proviso Township High School. Frederick worked as a salesman for A. B. Schweinsberg Real Estate […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Capcaban, Death March, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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