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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2nd Lt. Edward Clifford Groves Born: 12 March 1919 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Clifford Groves & Susan Decowski-Groves Siblings: 3 sisters Hometown: – 205 South Twentieth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois – the family moved to Proviso Township in 1929 – lived in Bellwood, Illinois Education: – McKinley School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 Occupation: Inspector – International Harvester Inducted: – 12 May 1942 – U. S. […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Harold Charles Ham Born: 10 March 1925 Parents: Harold E. & Catherine Ham Hometown: – 2825 North Seventy-Seventh Avenue – Elmwood Park, Illinois – his family lived in Oak Park, Illinois Education: – John Mills School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 Inducted: – 10 March 1944 – U. S. Army Air Corps Serial Number: O&837812 Training: – Florida – Georgia – Spence Army Airfield – received […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Edgar Charles Hansler Born: 18 January 1922 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: William Hansler & Anna Meadows-Hansler Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 1920 North Seventy-Ninth Court, Elmwood Park, Illinois Education: – Elmwood Park School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – left after two years of high school Occupation: crane operator – Central Steel & Wire Inducted: – 3 December 1942 – U.S. Army Serial […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. George Lawrence Hanson Born: 13 August 1921 – Maywood, Illinois Parents: Henry F. Hanson & Alma Rappold-Hanson Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers – brother, Roy, killed in an accident in 1939 Hometown: – 1302 North Eleventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education:  – Lincoln School, Maywood  – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – left before class graduated Occupation: machinist – American Can Company Inducted:  – 1 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Marvin Grover Harders Jr. Born: 1 October 1920 – Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois Parents: Marvin G. Harders Sr. & Ethel Hagerlin-Harders Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Hometown: – Berkley, Illinois Education: – Sunnyside Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Graduating Class: 1941 Inducted: – November 1942 – U.S. Army Serial Number: 36623823 Training: – Camp Marley – Camp Swift, Texas Unit: 405th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division Overseas: – Sailed: […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Harold Henry Hardt Born:12 January 1925 – Bellwood, Illinois Parents: Fred Hardt & Julia Strang-Hardt Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Hometown: – 500 South Twenty-Fourth Avenue – Bellwood, Illinois – Note: Harold was living in Michigan when he was inducted. Education: – Roosevelt School – Bellwood – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1944 – left before class graduated Occupation: metalsmith – Ford Motor Company Inducted: – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Elmer Curtis HardyBorn: 9 January 1923 – Melrose Park, IllinoisParents: Harry J. Hardy & Antonie Adamik-Hardy Siblings: 2 brothers Hometown: – 1542 North Thirty-Sixth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Grant Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 Occupation: worked as a mechanic in a machine shopEnlisted:– 8 September 1942– U.S. Army Air CorpsSerial Number: 16081869Training:– Shepherd […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Haverly, FTO Robert M. 3 - Bataan Project
FTO Robert Montilla Haverly Born: 2 July 1923 – Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois Parents: William & Ruby Haverly Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 846 South Twenty-Fourth Avenue, Bellwood, Illinois Married Education: – Roosevelt School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 Occupation: machinist – Electro-Motive – LaGrange, Illinois Inducted: – U.S. Army Air Corps- September 1943 Serial Number: T&139174 Training: – Miami, Florida – Michigan State College – December […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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1st Sergeant Roger James Heilig was one of the three children of Oscar A. Helig and Viola Strenging-Heilig. He was born on March 8, 1921, in Oak Park, Illinois, and lived at 2116 South 16th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He attended Roosevelt Grade School, in Broadview, and Proviso Township High School, where he was a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Heise, PFC Thomas H. 7 - Bataan Project
PFC Thomas Howard Heise Born: 8 October 1950 – Melrose Park, Illinois Parents: George & Alice Heise Siblings: 1 sister Hometown: Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso East High School  – Class of 1968 Enlisted: – U.S. Marine Corps – 1968 Serial Number: 2485837 Training: – San Diego, California Qualified: – Mortarman Overseas Duty: – Tour of Duty: 25 February 1969 – Vietnam Unit:– 3rd Platoon, D Company, 7th Marines, 3rd Marine Division Died: – Killed […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died in the Vietnam War
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