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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S/Sgt. Arthur Harris Barsema Born: 1 December 1919 – Big Stone, Minnesota Parents: Ralph Barsema & Clara Postema-Barsema Siblings: 5 brothers, 4 sisters Home: – 1914 South Ninth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 Occupation: – Motorola Radio Company – stock clerk Inducted: – 18 October 1941 – Chicago, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Arthur Bayer Born: 24 July 1924 – Illinois Parents: John & Pauline Bayer Brother: 1 brother Home: – 7772 West Elm Grove Drive – Elmwood Park, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 – New York University – left after one year Occupation: Typesetter Inducted: – 17 June 1942 – Chicago, Illinois – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
JosephBeard
S/Sgt. Joseph W. Beard was born on August 25, 1921, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was one of the seven children born to Joseph E. Beard & Mary Ann Hepp-Beard. He grew up in Boston and later resided with his grandparents in Port Clinton, Ohio. He was a high school graduate and worked as a hotel […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Lt.Col. Curtis Thurston Beecher was born on October 28, 1897, in Chicago, Illinois, to Bryant L. Beecher and Grace Thurston-Beecher. With his five sisters, he was raised at 1619 South 8th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, attended local schools, and graduated from Proviso Township High School in 1915. On April 27, 1917, Curtis enlisted in the […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
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L/Cpl. Dwight Farwell Bennett Jr. Born: 19 May 1948 Parents: Dwight F. Bennett Sr. & Dorothy Bennett Siblings: 2 sisters. 1 brother Hometown: Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Proviso East High School – Class of 1966 Enlisted: – U.S. Marine Corps – 19 December 1966 Serial Number: 2323775 Training: – San Diego, California Qualified: – Machine Gunner Overseas Duty: – Tour of Duty: 16 June 1967 – Vietnam Unit: – C Company, 1st Battalion, 7th […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died in the Vietnam War
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Pvt. Herbert Carl Benson Born: 18 May 1926 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Axel Benson & Florence Nelson-Benson Siblings: 1 brother Hometown: – 7814 West Cresset Drive – Elmwood Park, Illinois Education: – John Mills Grade School – Elmwood Park – Proviso Township High School Graduating Class: 1944 Inducted: – 8 November 1944 – U. S. Army – Serial Number: 36923257 Training: – Camp Blending, Florida – Fort Benning, Georgia Units: paratrooper Died: 11 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Bernhardt
Pvt. Charles Arthur Bernhardt Jr. Born: 20 May 1920 – Brooklyn, New York Parents: Charles A. Bernhardt Sr. & Grace Bernhardt Brother: 1 brother Home: 1508 South Second Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 – The University of Illinois – attended for one […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Donald Ray Bertrand was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on August 8, 1919. When he was two, his parents, Thomas Bertrand & Mary Pope-Bertrand, moved their family first to Estherville, Iowa, and later to Maywood, Illinois. In Maywood, he, his brother, and two sisters were raised at 205 South 8th Avenue and attended […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Bierbrodt
PFC Charles Joseph Bierbrodt Born: 11 November 1917 – Overland, Kansas Parents: Joseph Bierbrodt & Joyce Rusell-Bierbrodt Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister Hometown: – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Melrose Park Schools – Proviso Township High School Graduating Class: 1935 – left school early Occupation: – florist – Amling’s Flowers Inducted: – April 1941 – Chicago, Illinois – U. S. Army – Serial Number: 36027176 Training: – Unknown Unit: 132nd Infantry Regiment, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Bierman2
T/Sgt. Robert Bruce Bierman Born: 17 November 1924 – Illinois Parents: Louis W. Bierman & Alma I. Belz-Bierman Siblings: 1 brother Hometown: 142 South Sixteenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – St. Paul Lutheran Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 Inducted: – 12 June 1943 – U. S. Army Serial Number: 36753666 Training: […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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