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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2nd Lt. James Lowell O’Neal Born: 17 May 1918 – West Frankfort, Illinois Parents: Charles & Anna O’Neal Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Home: – 212 South Eleventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois – his family moved to Proviso Township in 1926 Education: – Washington Grade School, Maywood, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1936 Married: Margaret O’NealOccupation: – Chief Payroll Clerk – American Can […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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QM2 William Emery Parichy Born: 20 April 1924 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Emery A. Parichy & Margaret D. Kramer-Parichy – father was Proviso Township High School Board of Education President Name on Military Records: Emery William Parichy Siblings: 2 sisters Home: – 1113 South Harlem Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Saint Bernadine School – Proviso Township High School – National Honor Society – Class of […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. John Richard Pearce Born: 25 November 1920 – Treharris, Great Britain Parents: Fred & Emily Pearce Nickname: “Jack” Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Home: -231 South Fourteenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Washington School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – left after his second year Enlisted: – 18 December 1942 Serial Number: 36716381 Training: – Camp Clairborne, Louisiana – Camp Howze, Texas Unit: B Company, 318th Infantry […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Howard Carter Phelps Born: 29 June 1925 – Cook County, Illinois Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Howard W. Phelps Nickname: “Carter” Home: 1912 South Eleventh Street, Maywood, Illinois – moved to Jefferson County, Missouri Education: – Garfield School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 – left after junior year Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 7 September 1943 Training: – Camp Atterbury, Indiana – Fort Benning, Georgia Unit: Company C, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/Sgt. Anthony Charles Pusateri Born: 13 March 1922 – Maywood, Illinois Parents: Lawrence Pusateri & Josephine Romano-Pusateri Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother -1416 North Sixteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Sacred Heart School, Melrose Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – attended one year Occupation: grocery clerk at the family store Inducted: – U.S. Army – 25 September 1942 Serial Number: 36376606 Training: Unknown Unit: […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Arthur Carl Resech Born: 1 June 1924 – Oak Park, Illinois Parents: Carl H. & Helga Resech Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sister Hometown: – 114 Rockford Street – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Saint John’s Lutheran School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1942 – left before class graduated Occupation: Continental Can Company – Chicago  Inducted: – U.S. Army Air Corps – Unknown – Officer Candidate […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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1st Lt. Ewald Martin Rodeck Born: 26 July 1912 – Wisconsin Parents: Reinhold & Ida Rodeck – father died when he was a childSiblings: 6 brothers Home: – 443 Elgin Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – St. John Lutheran School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1931 – University of Chicago – Bachelors Degree – 1935 Occupation: Sales Manager – Meyercord Company, Chicago  Inducted: – U.S. […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. William Garner Rodger Born: 26 November 1920 Parents: W. Fred Rodger & Bernice Rodger – mother died when he was a child Siblings: 2 sisters – one sister was killed in an accident Home: – 615 North Second Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1934 – South Georgia State College – left after two years Occupation: Office Clerk- Concrete Engineering […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cox Howard Henry Rohde Born: 2 March 1925 Parents: Henry Rohde & Bernice Keefer-Rohde Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Home: – 38 South Hillside Avenue, Hillside, Illinois Education: – Sunnyside School, Berkley, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 – left school 10 April 1942 to join U.S. Navy Training: – Great Lakes Naval Base, Illinois – trained as an armed guard Serial Number: 3008434 Rank: Coxswain Stationed: – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Bernard Frank Rossi Born: 21 November 1921 – Melrose Park, Illinois Parents: Frank C. Rossi & Michelina Maeillard-Rossi Siblings: 3 sisters Home: – 810 North Eighteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Melrose Park Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 Inducted: – U.S. Army – 25 September 1942 Serial Number: 36376529 Training: – Camp Livingston, Louisiana  – Camp Gordon, Georgia – West Virginia Unit: Company A, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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