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. Carl H. VestBorn: 9 June 1914 – Richland, IndianaParents: Franklin R. Vest & Glaydis Grace Hasler-Vest– mother died in 1915Siblings: 1 sister, 3 brothersHometown: Linton, IndianaEducation: two years of collegeMarried: Josie E. Basham – 1940Children: 1 daughter, 1 sonOccupation: foremanEnlisted:– 15 January 1938– U. S. Army– 1938 – Panama – spent 28 months in […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Vollmer
2nd Lt. Charles August Vollmer Born: 13 October 1919 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Charles J. Vollmer & Clara Sandkohl-Vollmer Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 1211 South Fourth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 – The University of Illinois – Bachelor of Science – Commerce/Business – Class of 1943 Enlisted: – 10 February 1943 Serial Number: O&515945 Training: – Fort […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Raymond Ward  Born: 8 October 1922 – Benton County, Indiana  Parents: Elijah P. Ward & Rose Wright-Ward  – parents immigrated from England  Siblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothers   Home:  – 409 South Tenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois  Education:  – Proviso Township High School  – Class of 1940  Enlisted:  – 25 August 1942  Serial Number: 16101178  Training:  – Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas  – Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia  – Fort Bragg, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Warner_J
1st Lt. John Thurmon Warner Jr. Born: 24 August 1919 – Oak Park, Illinois Parents: John T. Warner Sr. & Vera C. Rowder-Warner Hometown: – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Garfield School, Maywood – Grant-White School, Forest Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 – The University of Illinois – Graduated: 1941 Employed: Johnson & Johnson Company Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 21 April 1941 – attended Officer […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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SF2/c Albert Gerhardt Weidner Born: 15 February 1922 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Gust Weidner & Olga Richter-Weidner Nickname: Gary Home: – 1216 North Thirty-Fourth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Saint Paul Lutheran School, Melrose Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 – left after freshman year Employed: Community Radiator Company, Forest Park, Illinois Wife: Mary Enlisted: – U.S. Naval Reserve Inducted: – 19 July 1943 – U.S. […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Willard John Werstovshek Born: 12 December 1913 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Anthone Werstovshek & Emily Kulle-Werstovshek Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 1103 South Circle Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois – resided in Pontiac, Michigan Education: – Field Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1933 – left school before graduating Occupation: salesman – Pontiac Varnish Company Inducted: – U.S. Army – 19 February 1941 – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Edward Douglas White Born: 7 April 1922 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Edward D. White & Ann Marie Greiner-White Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers – one sister died as a child Nickname: Douglas Hometown: – 1126 North Fifth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Lincoln School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – left before class graduated Occupation: lathe operator – Ameritorp Corporation Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 7 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Willson
F/Sgt. John Campbell Willson Born: 7 April 1922 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Parents: Charles A. & Euphemia L. Willson– moved to the United States to find workSiblings: 4 brothers, 1 sister (known)Home: 120 North Thirteenth Avenue, Melrose Park, IllinoisEducation: – Melrose Park School– Lincoln School– Proviso Township High School– Class of 1941Enlisted:– Royal Canadian Air […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
WingerEdwardG
2nd Lt. Edward Garfield Winger was born February 4, 1921, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to Bernhardt Winger & Grace Wilber-Winger.  In 1924, his mother filed for and divorced his father.  It is known that his mother married Roy Perry and his mother, Ed, and his brother, Richard, moved to 119 South 6th Avenue in Maywood, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Winkler
P/Sgt. Richard Carl Winkler Jr. Born: 15 February 1920 – Forest Park, Illinois Parents: Richard C. Winkler Sr. & Anna Lohr-Winkler Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Home: – 1042 South Troost Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – St. Bernadine School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 Enlisted: – 18 September 1940 – Central Recruiting Division – Chicago, Illinois Reenlisted: 12 March 1943 – U.S. Marines Serial […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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