Proviso Graduates, Former Students, and Staff Who Died During World War II

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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 4,780.

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S/Sgt. Alexander Justus Jr. Born: 16 February 1918 – Maywood, Illinois  Parents: Alexander Justus Sr. & Lydia Schaefer-Justus  Siblings: Younger sister, Mary, apparently died as a child Home: – 119 South Fourteenth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois  Education:  – St. Paul Lutheran School, Melrose Park  – Proviso Township High School  – Class of 1936  – University of […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. John Samuel Justus Born: 17 December 1917 – Bellwood, Illinois Parents: Fred Justus & Sophia Thierbach-Justus Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Home: – 2614 Glos Street – Bellwood, Illinois Education: – Roosevelt School, Bellwood – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1936  Occupation: Jefferson Electric Company Inducted: – 15 May 1942 – U. S. Army Serial Number: 36339260 Training: – Fort Ord, Califonia Unit: Company B, 169th Infantry Regiment, 43rd […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
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Lt. (jg) Donald Cecil Kane Born: 29 March 1918 – Detroit, Michigan Parents: Turney & Mary Helen Kane Siblings: 1 brother Home: – 744 Portsmouth Avenue, Westchester, Illinois Education: – Oak Park School, Oak Park, Illinois – Grant School, Westchester, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1935 – Northwestern University – Bachelor of Arts in Music -1939 – Fraternity: Phi Mu AlphaOccupation: member Civic Orchestra […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. George Wendel Kaspar Born: 27 August 1921 Parents: Wendel & Bertha Kaspar Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 538 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Grant White School, Forest Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 Employed: Castle Steel Company – Chicago Enlisted: – 25 August 1942 Serial Number: O&696103 Training: – San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, Texas – Ellington Army Airfield, Texas – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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1st Lt. Henry Albert Kaul Jr. Born: 9 December 1922 – Forest Park, Illinois Parents: Henry A. Kaul Sr. & Martha A. Kaeppel-Kaul Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 125 South Harlem Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Saint John’s Lutheran School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 Occupation: Ameritorp Wife: Myrle Johnson – 19 February 1942 – Cook County, Illinois Inducted: – U.S. Army Air […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Elmer Ferdinand Kern Jr. Born: 22 March 1923 – Colorado Parents: Elmer F. Kern Sr. & Myrtis Kern Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 413 South Seventh Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – Purdue University – Bachelor of Science – 1943 Inducted: – 17 February 1943 – Indianapolis, Indiana – U.S. Army Serial Number: Unknown Training: – Fort Sill, Oklahoma – Fort Cooke, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Merrill William Kiester Jr. Born: 12 December 1918 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Merrill W. Kiester Sr. & Edith Busam-Kiester Siblings: 3 sisters Hometown: Crystal Lake, Illinois – his family lived in Oak Park and Maywood, Illinois Education: – attended Proviso Township High School for 2½ years before the familymoved – graduated from Northwestern Military Academy Occupation: – Insurance Agent – Thompson Insurance Company – Chicago, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Harry Alfred King was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 10, 1921, to Charles R. King & Anna Allison-King. With his two brothers, he grew up at 507 Quincy Street in Maywood and graduated from Garfield School and Proviso Township High School, as a member of the Class of 1938. After high school, he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines, Proviso Students Who Were Japanese POWs
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Pvt. Ford Calvin King Born: 1 February 1926 – Cutler, Illinois Parents: Chester & Dora King Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Home: – 507 South Eighth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1944 – left school before he graduatedEnlisted: – 20 June 1943 – U.S. Marine Corps Training: – Camp Pendleton, California – 6th Training Battalion, 2nd Infantry Training […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Alexander Jay Kitcheos Born: 15 May 1918 Mother: Torn Kitcheos & Frances Wegsyzn-Kitcheos – appeared parents divorced in the 1920s Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Home: – 1001 Dunlap Avenue – Forest Park Education: – Field Stevenson School – Forest Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 Occupation: furniture manufacturing Inducted: – 14 February 1942 – U.S. Army – Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California Serial Number: 39019445 Training: – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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