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/5 Aldino Domenico Stipa Born: 7 September 1920 Parents: Emidio Stipa & Elvira Verdecha-Stipa Nickname: Dino Siblings: 1 brother Home: – 2032 North Seventy-Second Court – Elmwood Park, Illinois Education: – Chicago Public Schools – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 Inducted: – 2 December 1942 – U.S. Army Serial Number: 36712220 Training: – Camp Claiborne, Louisiana Unit: 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, 5th Army Engagements: – Minturno-Tufo Sector, Italy – 11 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Swangren
Capt. Roy T. Swangren Born: 16 August 1920 Parents: Thure J. Swangren & Marie Ziehnert-Swangren Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 614 South Sixth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 Occupation: mechanic – S. & S. Machine Works Enlisted: – 25 March 1942 – U.S. Army Air Corps – entered service as an enlisted man – attended Officer […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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1st Sgt. William L. Swift was born in Illinois on September 8, 1918, and was the son of William & Leona Swift. At some point, his family moved to Maywood, Illinois, where he attended local schools and Proviso Township High School as a member of the Class of 1938. He left school before his class […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
TaylorR1
Sgt. Robert Leroy Taylor Born: 5 February 1923 – Illinois Parents: LeRoy & Jennie Taylor Siblings: 1 sister Home: 1114 South First Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, Illinois – two years Occupation: accountant Inducted: 23 October 1942 – U.S. Army Air Corps Training: – Camp Grant, Illinois – Jefferson Barracks – St. Louis, Missouri – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Miles Lloyd Toepper Born: 26 December 1923 – Illinois Parents: J. Charles & Laura Toepper Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 418 South Elgin Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Saint James Catholic School – Maywood, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – Northwestern University (Evening School) Inducted: – 31 March 1943 Serial Number: 36655469 Training: – Camp Hood – Killeen, Texas – Camp […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Jon Peter Turk Born: 27 June 1948 – Illinois Parents: Joseph Turk & Gwendolyn Elsner-Turk Siblings: 2 brothers Hometown: Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Proviso East High School – Class of 1967 – left school before graduating Inducted: – U.S. Army – Not Known Serial Number: 54808398 Training: – Not Known Overseas Duty: – Vietnam – Tour: 27 July 1967 Unit: – Troop D, 17th Cavalry Regiment – his unit used jeeps to […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died in the Vietnam War
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Capt. Robert Francis Turner Born: 5 November 1919 – Geneva, Illinois Hometown: -Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 – left before class graduated Married: Frances – resided Oak Park, Illinois Enlisted: – February 1941 – U.S. Merchant Marines Serial Number: Unknown Training: – Saint Petersburg, Florida – Transportation Corps Marine Officer Cadet School – Shepherd Bay, New York Unit: Army Transportation Service Died: – 24 March 1944 – fell overboard […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Robert James Turner Birthday: 2 January 1922 – Mount Greenwood (Chicago), Illinois Parents: Elmer D. Turner & Julia McKeon-Turner Siblings: 1sister Home: – 2735 North Seventy-Fifth Court – Elmwood Park, Illinois Education: – John Mills School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 – The University of Illinois – mechanical engineering Employed: Electro-Motive Corporation Wife: June Children: 1 daughter Inducted: – 15 August 1943 – U.S. Army Air Corps Serial […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S2/c Gerard James Vail Born: 11 January 1927 Parents: James Vail, Sr. & Isabel Vail Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Home: – 811 South Fifteenth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Manual Training High School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1945 Enlisted: – 2 January 1945 Rank: Seaman Second Class Serial Number: Unknown Training: – Unknown – 6 June 1945 –  received his High School Diploma Died: – 8 July 1945- Edward […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Russell H. Vertuno was born on November 6, 1917, in Oak Park, Illinois, to William F. Vertuno and Leonore Urban-Vertuno. With his two sisters, he grew up in Melrose Park and later lived at 907 South 10th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He graduated from Lincoln Grade School and Proviso Township High School as a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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