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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Flachsbarth
Ens. Harry Rudolph Flachsbarth Born: 10 April 1918 – Proviso Township, Illinois Parents: Harry E. Flachsbarth & Lydia Rudolph-Flachsbarth Siblings: 1 sister Nickname: “Rudy” Hometown: – 7653 West Monroe Street, Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Garfield Grade School, Maywood, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Graduating Class: 1936 – Carthage College – Carthage, Illinois – Class of 1940 Wife: Edith Blanche-Flachsbarth – Married: 5 April 1942 – Corpus […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC George Earl Flight Born: 30 June 1919 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Earl J. Flight & Anna M. Carrick-Flight Sibling: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 1410 Marengo Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Field Stevenson School, Forest Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 Inducted: – 22 July 1941 – Chicago, Illinois – U. S. Army Serial Number: 36042960 Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky – Camp […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Henry Nelson Frees Jr. Born: 23 July 1915 – Duluth, Minnesota Parents: Henry N. Frees Sr. & Blanche Sawtelle-Frees Home: – 411 North Second Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Siblings: 3 brothers Education: – Lincoln Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1935 – Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois  Wife: Elenore Inducted: – Unknown – U.S. Army Air Corps Serial Number: 16079249 Training: – University of Miami – Scott Field, Illinois – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Lt. Roy Arthur Fuller Born: 13 July 1916 – Maywood, Illinois Parents: Clarence W. Fuller & Lucia M. Struckmeyer-Fuller Siblings: 2 brothers, 2 sisters – twin brother: Ray Hometown:- 409 South Seventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Graduating Class: 1934 – Purdue University – Class of 1938 Wife: Constance Son: Roy, Jr. Occupation: Federal Bureau of Investigation – Washington, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Gagnier1
Sgt. Raymond Carl Gagnier Born: 1914 – Joliet, Illinois Parents: Guy R. Gagnier & Josephine Sambrook-Gagnier Siblings: 2 sisters Home: – 513 Hannah Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois – his family was from Joliet, Illinois Education: – Field Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1934 – left before class graduated Occupation: Store manager – Western Auto and Tire Store Enlisted: – 24 September 1941 – Chicago, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S1/c Donald William GarrisonBorn: 14 July 1925 – Cook County, IllinoisParents: Edward W. & Antoinette M. GarrisonSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersHome:– 2655 North Seventy-Second Court – Elmwood Park, IllinoisEducation:– John Mills Middle School– Proviso Township High School– Graduating Class: 1945– left school after one yearEnlisted:– United States Naval Reserve– 21 April 1943 – Chicago, IllinoisRank: […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
Georgandas1
Pvt. Paul Harold Georgandas Born: 7 July 1923 – Cook County, Illinois Parents: Paul J. Georgandas & Edna Lenou-Georgandas  Siblings: 1 sister  Home:  – 7442 West Harvard Street – Forest Park, Illinois  – his family would later move to 6214 North Naper Avenue – Chicago, Illinois  Education:  – Field Stevenson School  – Proviso Township High […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Alexander Gorr was born on November 22, 1921, to Sophie and Gottlieb Gorr in Michigan. He lived at 23 South 15th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and went to St. Paul Lutheran Elementary School in Melrose Park, Illinois. After grade school, Al attended Proviso Township High School in Maywood. While a student at Proviso, he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Gras1
PFC Hans W. Gras Born: 1 April 1925 – Hamburg, Germany – 8 May 1931 – immigrated to the United States – used his middle name as his first name Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Walter Gras Home: – 646 Hannah Ave – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1942 – transferred to Concordia High School, River Forest, Illinois – did […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Jack Julian Griswold was born on December 10, 1919, on a farm near South Haven, Michigan, to Irving L. & Clarissa Griswold. With his five brothers, he lived first lived in Bellwood, Illinois, next at 843 South 17th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and attended Roosevelt Grade School in Bellwood. In June 1938, he graduated […]
Filed as: Cause of Death, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Disease, Nagato Maru, Provisional Tank Group, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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