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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Semper
Sgt. Albert August Semper Born: 30 December 1924 – Forrest Park, Cook County, Illinois Parents: Helmuth E. Semper & Mary Lawrence-Semper Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers – one sister died as a child Hometown: – 1529 South Elgin Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Field-Stevenson Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 23 November 1942 Serial Number: 16147553 Training: – Fort […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Simpson, Spc 5 William J. 3 - Bataan Project
Sp/5 William James Simpson Born: 12 March 47 Parents: Eugene & Jeanette Simpson Sr. Home: 1424 Marengo Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois Siblings: 1 brother Education: Proviso East High School – left high school after 2 years Enlisted: U.S. Army – 1965 Training: helicopter mechanic Unit: 118th Assault Helicopter Company, 145th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade Tour of Duty: – started: 17 May 1967 Killed […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died in the Vietnam War
Slabis
2nd Lt. Anthony Slabis Born: 20 April 1923 – Illinois Parents: Anton & Vencenta Slabis Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 100 North Twenty-Fourth Avenue – Melrose Park. Illinois Education: – Mount Carmel Catholic School – Melrose Park, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 Inducted: – 1943 Commissioned: 8 February 1944 Serial Number: O&711809 Training: – Kansas – Virginia – Nebraska – Arizona – Frederick Army Airfield, Oklahoma – graduated – pilot – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Smith Ken
Pvt. Kenneth Donald Smith Born: 24 February 1915 – Norquay, Saskatchewan, Canada Parents: James A. Smith & Elizabeth M. Currie-Smith – mother died when he was in his early teens Siblings: 2 sisters Home: – 1608 North Fifteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Lincoln School, Maywood, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1934 – left after two and one-half years when […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Snow_R
2nd Lt. Robert Carter Snow Born: 10 March 1922 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Walter H. Snow & Helen Hawkins-Snow Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 1017 South Twenty-fourth Avenue – Bellwood, Illinois Education: – Wilson School, Bellwood – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – Oberlin College 1940 – 1942 – University of Illinois – 1942 – 1943 Enlisted: – 1 March 1943 – U.S. Army […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
SouleJ1
S/Sgt. James Burras Soule Born: 10 October 1925 – Cook County, Illinois Parents: Orlando & Alice Soule – parents divorced – moved in with mother’s parents – father resided in Schoolcraft, Michigan Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 833 South Harlem Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Field-Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 Enlisted: – Unknown Serial Number: 16106982 Training: – Lincoln Army Airfield – Nebraska – Sioux […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Speechley
Pvt. Charles William Speechley Born: 29 December 1920 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Charles A. Speechley & Kathryn Walsh-Speechley Siblings: 2 sisters Home: – 5900 Ridge Avenue – Berkley, Illinois Education: – St. Domitilla School – Hillside, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 Occupation: printer Inducted: – 2 September 1942 – Chicago, Illinois Serial Number: 36368699 Training: – Camp Walters – Texas – Camp Howze – Texas – volunteered […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
SpencerN3
Sgt. Norman Frederick Spencer was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, on May 31, 1920. He was one of fourteen children born to Robert H. Spencer & Clara E. Knudsen-Spencer. In 1937, his family moved to 5833 Electric Avenue in Berkley, Illinois. After moving to Berkley, Norman attended Proviso Township High School in Maywood, Illinois, where he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. David Ward St. Jean Born: 20 September 1922 Parents: Oscar E. St. Jean & Grace Ward-St. Jean Siblings: 1 sister Nickname: Ward Home: – 1809 South Ninth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – The University of Chicago – left after two years Employed: Chicago Title and Trust Company Inducted: – February 1943 Serial Number: O&831010 Training: – Maxwell Army […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
StenzelO
T/5 Otto Edward Stenzel Born: 1912 – Illinois Parents: Christ & Anna Stenzel Hometown: – 306 South Seventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Washington School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1932 Enlisted: – Unknown – Illinois National Guard – 5 March 1941 – U.S. Army Serial Number: 20606850 Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky Unit: Company E, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division Engagements: – Omaha Beach, France – landed – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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