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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PFC Paul Brian Darnell Parents: Paul R. Darnell & Bertha E. Long-Darnell Home: 1000 South Second Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1934 – left before class graduated Enlisted: Illinois National Guard Inducted: – 12 November 1941 – U.S. Army Training: – Unknown Unit: – HQ Company, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division Fought in: – France – Belgium – Battle of Bulge – Luxembourg – Germany Died: – 24 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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F3/C Donald Charles Davis Born: 8 August 1924 – Oak Park, Illinois Parents: Francis M. Davis & Elenor A. Evans-Davis Siblings: 2 sisters Address: 419 North Sixteenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Lincoln Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1942 – Elmhurst College, Elmhurst Illinois Enlisted: U. S. Naval Reserve Inducted: – 16 October 1942 – U. S. Navy Serial Number: 7037663 Training: – V-5 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Henry John Deckert was the son of Adam Deckert Sr. & Maria E. Schoenwolf-Deckert and was born on December 11, 1917. With his two brothers and sister, he lived at 220 South 11th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. After graduation from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Forest Park, he attended Proviso Township High School. At […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S2/c Thomas Vincent Delaney Born: 26 June 1926 – Cook County, Illinois Parents: John F. & Kathlyn Delaney Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Hometown: – 1805 South Sixth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Bishop Military Academy of Oak Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1945  – left 1944 Enlisted: – 28 February 1944 Service Number: 727 17 28 Training: – Unknown: Rank: Seaman Second Class Ship: – General Hugh […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Robert Mariano Delise Born: 11 October 1920 – Berwyn, Illinois Military Records: Mariano Robert Delise – the military required the name on birth certificate be used on military records Parents: Salvatore Delise & Providenza Calcagano-Delise – parents passed away when Robert was young – raised by his sister – Margaret Vrchota Home: – 906 Ferdinand Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Field Stevenson […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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MM1/c August Michael Demma Born: 24 January 1924 Parents: Marena & Mary Ann Demma Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Hometown: – 220 North Brown Avenue, Forest Park. Illinois Education: – Field Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1945 – left school 7 January 1942 – Diploma awarded posthumously – 6 June 1945 Enlisted: – 12 January 1942 – Chicago, Illinois – U.S. Navy Serial Number: 3007380 Training: – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Born: 12 June 1915 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Philip R. Doherty & Hannah Hill-Doherty Siblings: 1 brother Hometown: – 1405 South 17th Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Roosevelt School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1933 – Northwestern University – University of Illinois – Class of 1938 – Bachelors of Science Occupation: High […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Gethin Thomas Edmonds Born: 28 February 1920 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Gethin Edmonds & Louise E. Schaar-Edmonds – Note: Name: Thomas Gethin Edmonds on high school records – the military required the name on birth certificate be used on his records Siblings: 1 sister, 3 brothers Nickname: Tom Home: – 1434 South Fourteenth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield School – Proviso Township High School  – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Albert Thomas Edwards was born on December 27, 1916, to William A. Edwards and Isabella Christmas-Edwards. He was one of the couple’s four sons. His mother died on October 17, 1918, and at some point, his father remarried and moved to Inglewood, California. He stayed behind and lived at 1202 North 19th Avenue in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Proviso Graduates, Former Students, and Staff 15 - Bataan Project
Sgt. Ralph Arnold Ellis was born January 14, 1916, to George M. Ellis and Isabella Hayes-Ellis. With his two sisters, he lived at 1408 South Sixth Avenue Maywood, Illinois. Ralph attended Garfield Elementary School and Proviso Township High School, where he was in the choir. His hobbies were collecting stamps and classical records, and he […]
Filed as: 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Arisan Maru, Cause of Death, Hell Ships, Lost At Sea, Provisional Tank Group, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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