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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Lt. Roy Henry Mohr Jr.Born: 1 March 1920 – Forest Park, IllinoisParents: Roy H. Mohr Sr. & Nellie K. Moran-Mohr– father was Proviso Township AssessorSibling: 3 brothersHome:– 840 Thomas Avenue, Forest Park, IllinoisEducation:– St. Bernadine School– Proviso Township High School– Class of 1937Occupation:– H. J. Mohr & Sons– office clerkEnlisted:– U.S. Army Air Corps– 11 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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AM2/C George Robert Morris Born:14 January 1918 – Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois Parents: Herbert Morris & Bessie Falls-Morris Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 5908 Bur Oak Avenue, Berkley, Illinois Education: – Sunnyside School, Berkley – Longfellow, School, Berkley – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 – left after junior year Occupation: steamfitter Enlisted: – U.S. Navy – 31 December 1941 Serial Number: Unknown Training: – Newport, Rhode Island – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Merrill M. Mullin Born: 31 August 1919 – Racine, Wisconsin Parents: Delbert W. & Eda M. Zierke-Mullin Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Home: – 109 Orchard Street, Hillside, Illinois – the first resident of Hillside drafted Education: – Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran School – Hillside, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – left for trade school – dropped out Inducted: – U.S. Army – 24 March 1941 – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Edmund Jerome Murphy Born: 20 October 1926 – Oak Park Parents: James C. Murphy & Helen Delhanity-Murphy Siblings: 1 sister, 4 brothers Home: 1638 South 15th Avenue – Maywood, Illinois  Education: – St. Eulalia School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1944 – left in February 1944 Enlisted: – 1 March 1944 – U.S. Army Training: – Fort McClellan, Alabama Died: – 18 June 1944 – drowned during basic […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Orville Thomas Nelson Born: 20 August 1920 – Cicero, Illinois Parents: Thomas Nelson & Bessie Pender-Nelson Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Married: Gertrude NelsonHometown: – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1933 – left after junior year Enlisted: – Illinois National Guard – U.S. Army – 5 March 1941 Serial Number: 20607110 Training: – Camp Forrest, Tennessee – Sault Ste Marie, Michigan – soldiers guarded locks […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
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Born: 14 March 1922 – Chicago, IllinoisParents: Julius L. Nordholm Sr. & Lillian Larson-NordholmSiblings: 1 sisterHome:– 1420 South Fourteenth Avenue – Maywood, IllinoisEducation:– Garfield School– Proviso Township High School– Class of 1939Occupation: machinist – Danby Machine Specialty CompanyEnlisted:– 18 September 1942– U.S. Army Air Corps – Chicago, IllinoisSerial Number: 16129617Training: – Maxwell Field, Alabama – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Glenn Wesley Nordquist Born: 21 October 1925 – Milton Township, Du Page County, Illinois Parents: Clarence Nordquist & Evelyn M. Johnson-Nordquist Siblings: 1 brother Home: 1820 South Eleventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1944 Enlistment: – 3 March 1944 Serial Number: 36951586 Training: – Fort McClellan, Alabama – Camp Edwards, Massachusetts – Fort Benning, Georgia – sent to Fort […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Robert David Norton Born: 11 November 1921 – Maywood, Illinois Parents: Henry F. Norton & Bertha W. Block-Norton Siblings: 4 sisters, 4 brothers, 3 half-sisters, 3 half-brothers Home: – 1701 South Sixth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – left after the first year Occupation: manufactured doors and windows Enlisted: – United States Marine Corps – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Fred William Obermayer Born: 20 May 1923 Parents: George & Marie Raab-Obermayer -resided in Berwyn, Illinois – parents were divorced – stepmother: Caroline Siblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers – apparently half-siblings Home: – 444 Des Plaines Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois – lived with mother Education: – St. Bernadine School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1944 – left after junior year to live with mother in […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Henry K. Ostermann Born: 31 May 1916 – Delmenhorster, Germany Parents: William & Julia Ostermann Siblings: 1 brother Home: 604 South Sixth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1934 – left after the first year Occupation: garbage man Inducted: – U.S. Army – 25 March 1941 Serial Number: Not Known Training: Not Known Stationed: – Camp Ellis – Fulton County, Illinois – German Prisoner […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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