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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Bisterfeldt
2nd Lt. Rudolph Henry Bisterfeldt Born: 24 November 1919 – Bellwood, Illinois Parents: Johan Conrad Biesterfeldt & Dorothea “Dorothy” Lenk-Bisterfeldt – mother remarried Siblings: 4 sisters, 2 brothers Hometown: – 111 South Harlem Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – St. John Lutheran School, Forest Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 Occupation: – electricianInducted: […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Blickhahn, Pvt Earl W. 1 - Bataan Project
Pvt. Earl William Blickhahn Born: 9 August 1919 – Chicago, IllinoisParents: Henry P. Blickhahn & Marie C. Seidelmann-Blickhahn – mother died – 25 February 1925 – father married – Marie Rose Siblings: 6 sisters, 3 brothers 2 half-brothers Nickname: “Steve” Hometown: – 201 South Twenty-first Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Irving Grade School – Proviso Township […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Boerman2
Cpl. Robert T. Boerman Born: 17 September 1921 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: James Boerman & Elsie Benesh-Boerman Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Home: – 1605 South Sixth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Occupation: Ocean Accident & Casualty Company Wife: Conita Stilson-Boerman – 7660 Girard Avenue – La Jolla, California Education: – Roosevelt School, Maywood, Illinois – Proviso Township High […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Boni_Dan
Pvt. Daniel J. Boni was born to Daniel F. Boni and Phyllis Bronge-Boni on April 13, 1917. He grew up at 1419 North Broadway Avenue in Melrose Park, Illinois, and was known as “Danny” to his family and friends.  His mother passed away in 1936. Danny attended Melrose Park School and Proviso Township High School […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Bronge_Robert_E
Sgt. Robert Eugene Bronge was born on June 14, 1917, to James V. Bronge & Julia Nelson-Bronge. With his two brothers and his sister, he grew up in Maywood and Melrose Park, Illinois. As a child, he attended Mount Carmel Catholic School and graduated in 1933. He then went to Proviso Township High School and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Brown, PFC Harold W. 5 - Bataan Project
PFC Harold W. Brown Born: 29 November 1911 – Illinois Parents: William J. Brown & May E. Reese-Brown Siblings: 2 sisters Home: – 233 Linden Avenue – Bellwood, Illinois Education: – Field Stevenson School – Forest Park – Proviso Township High School – left high school before class graduated Inducted: – Unknown – U. S. […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Brunson2
T/Sgt. Joseph Edward Brunson Born: 15 September 1921 – Brookfield, Illinois Parents: Harry Brunson & Elizabeth Marie Ashurst-Brunson Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Hometown: Brookfield, Illinois – the family moved to Brookfield from Forest Park in 1939 Education: – left Proviso Township High School after three years – graduated from Riverside Brookfield High School – attended LaGrange Junior College Wife: Margaret Lorine Brunson Residence: 1136 Twenty-Second […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Budway, Sgt. Robert T. 7 - Bataan Project
Sgt. Robert T. Budway Born: 15 December 1914 – Rochester, New York Parents: Gilbert J. Budway & Sarah Katherine Smith-Budway Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister Hometown: – Forest Park, Illinois – the family moved to Illinois in 1918 Education: – Grant-White School, Forest Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1934 – left before […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Bulger
S/Sgt. Joseph Imburgio Bulger Jr. Born: 19 January 1921 – Illinois Parents: Joseph I. Bulger Sr. & Elsie Tomm-Bulger Siblings: 1 brother Home: – 1101 North Broadway Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Central YMCA High School – Chicago – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 – University of Illinois – football team […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
BurnsWilliam1
Cpl. William Edison Burns Jr. was born on August 3, 1919, to William E. Burns Sr. & Mary E. Merritt-Burns in Oak Park, Illinois. With his brother and sister, he attended the Field-Stevenson Grammar School in Forest Park and Garfield School in Maywood. In Maywood, he lived at 808 South 9th Avenue and attended Proviso […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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