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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T/4 Louis Lajas Kmet Born: 23 March 1919 – Wisconsin Parents: Paul Kmet & Mary Facuna-Kmet – mother died in 1922 – father put the youngest four children in an orphanage Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 809 West Madison Street – Maywood, Illinois -Lutheran Receiving Orphanage – his legal guardian was Mina Lichtner – two sisters and brother also lived there Education: – Emerson […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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1st Sgt. Gottlieb George Knoll Born: 25 September 1915 – Bellwood, Illinois Parents: George Knoll & Marie J. Ott-Knoll Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Nickname: “Gal” Home: – 204 South Fourth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – St Paul Lutheran School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1933 Enlisted: – 23 January 1940 – U. S. Army Air Corps Serial Number: 06731140 Training: – Fort Sheridan, Illinois – Great Bend, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Edward Lyle Kolb was the son of William J. Kolb and Lily Minnie Gertrude Whiting-Kolb and was born on February 5, 1920, in Maywood, Illinois. With his two brothers and two sisters, he lived at 510 South 7th Avenue in Maywood. He was called “Lyle” by his family. Lyle attended Emerson Grade School and Proviso […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Henry J. Koller was born on April 6, 1921, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Henry C. Koller and Anna Schneider-Koller. He was known as “Bud” to his family. With his two sisters, he grew up first in Oak Park and Elmhurst, Illinois, and later at 1113 Elgin Avenue in Forest Park, Illinois. Henry […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Ens. Earl Otis Krieg Born: 10 September 1918 Parents: Earl C. Krieg & Elsie L. Felgner-Krieg Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sister Home: – 1130 Ferdinand Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1936 – University of Illinois – Bachelor of Science – Business/Commerce – Class of 1941 Enlisted: – April 1941 Serial Number: O&121381 Training: – Saint Louis, Missouri – San Diego Naval Air Station, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/4 Joseph Stanley Kwiatkowski was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 28, 1918. He was the son of Bruno and Mary Kwiatkowski and one of the couple’s five children, who was known as “Joey” to his three sisters and brother. When he was little, his family moved to Pennsylvania where his father worked as a coal […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Louis G. Kyriazopulos Born: 6 September 1919 – Illinois Parents: Charles & Martha Kyriazopulos Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 2826 North Thatcher Avenue, River Grove, Illinois Note- When he was 13 years old, his family’s restaurant was being robbed. He was asleep in their apartment above the business when one of the robbers fired his gun and woke […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Capt. Robert Frank Lange Born: 16 May 1920 – Indianapolis, Indiana Parents: Frank N. Lange & Elsie Saager-Lange Siblings: 2 sisters Home: – 711 South Second Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – Elmhurst College – attended college for one year Occupation: assistant purchasing agent – Joslyn Manufacturing & Supply Company Inducted: – 18 October 1941 – Chicago, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. James T. Lee Born: 29 August 1920 – Berkeley, Illinois Parents: Gregg & Mary Lee Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Home: – 5721 Bohlander Avenue – Berkley, Illinois Education: – Sunnyside Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 – left high school after two years Occupation: apprentice painter Enlisted: – 23 December 1941 – U.S. Army Air Corps Serial Number: 16036606 Training: – Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/5 Herbert Harry Lemm Born: 27 September 1921 – Oak Park, Illinois Parents: William Lemm & Florence Lengert-Lemm Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Hometown: – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 Inducted: – U.S. Army – 7 October 1942 – Chicago, Illinois Serial Number: 36373622 Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky – Camp Bowie, Texas – left camp on 14 April 1943 – Camp Polk, Louisiana – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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