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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Sgt. Robert Leroy Taylor Born: 5 February 1923 – Illinois Parents: LeRoy & Jennie Taylor Siblings: 1 sister Home: 1114 South First Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, Illinois – two years Occupation: accountant Inducted: 23 October 1942 – U.S. Army Air Corps Training: – Camp Grant, Illinois – Jefferson Barracks – St. Louis, Missouri – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Miles Lloyd Toepper Born: 26 December 1923 – Illinois Parents: J. Charles & Laura Toepper Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 418 South Elgin Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Saint James Catholic School – Maywood, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – Northwestern University (Evening School) Inducted: – 31 March 1943 Serial Number: 36655469 Training: – Camp Hood – Killeen, Texas – Camp […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Capt. Robert Francis Turner Born: 5 November 1919 – Geneva, Illinois Hometown: -Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 – left before class graduated Married: Frances – resided Oak Park, Illinois Enlisted: – February 1941 – U.S. Merchant Marines Serial Number: Unknown Training: – Saint Petersburg, Florida – Transportation Corps Marine Officer Cadet School – Shepherd Bay, New York Unit: Army Transportation Service Died: – 24 March 1944 – fell overboard […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Robert James Turner Birthday: 2 January 1922 – Mount Greenwood (Chicago), Illinois Parents: Elmer D. Turner & Julia McKeon-Turner Siblings: 1sister Home: – 2735 North Seventy-Fifth Court – Elmwood Park, Illinois Education: – John Mills School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 – The University of Illinois – mechanical engineering Employed: Electro-Motive Corporation Wife: June Children: 1 daughter Inducted: – 15 August 1943 – U.S. Army Air Corps Serial […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S2/c Gerard James Vail Born: 11 January 1927 Parents: James Vail, Sr. & Isabel Vail Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Home: – 811 South Fifteenth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Manual Training High School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1945 Enlisted: – 2 January 1945 Rank: Seaman Second Class Serial Number: Unknown Training: – Unknown – 6 June 1945 –  received his High School Diploma Died: – 8 July 1945- Edward […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Russell H. Vertuno was born on November 6, 1917, in Oak Park, Illinois, to William F. Vertuno and Leonore Urban-Vertuno. With his two sisters, he grew up in Melrose Park and later lived at 907 South 10th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He graduated from Lincoln Grade School and Proviso Township High School as a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Carl H. VestBorn: 9 June 1914 – Richland, IndianaParents: Franklin R. Vest & Glaydis Grace Hasler-Vest– mother died in 1915Siblings: 1 sister, 3 brothersHometown: Linton, IndianaEducation: two years of collegeMarried: Josie E. Basham – 1940Children: 1 daughter, 1 sonOccupation: foremanEnlisted:– 15 January 1938– U. S. Army– 1938 – Panama – spent 28 months in […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Vollmer
2nd Lt. Charles August Vollmer Born: 13 October 1919 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Charles J. Vollmer & Clara Sandkohl-Vollmer Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 1211 South Fourth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 – The University of Illinois – Bachelor of Science – Commerce/Business – Class of 1943 Enlisted: – 10 February 1943 Serial Number: O&515945 Training: – Fort […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Raymond Ward  Born: 8 October 1922 – Benton County, Indiana  Parents: Elijah P. Ward & Rose Wright-Ward  – parents immigrated from England  Siblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothers   Home:  – 409 South Tenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois  Education:  – Proviso Township High School  – Class of 1940  Enlisted:  – 25 August 1942  Serial Number: 16101178  Training:  – Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas  – Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia  – Fort Bragg, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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1st Lt. John Thurmon Warner Jr. Born: 24 August 1919 – Oak Park, Illinois Parents: John T. Warner Sr. & Vera C. Rowder-Warner Hometown: – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Garfield School, Maywood – Grant-White School, Forest Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 – The University of Illinois – Graduated: 1941 Employed: Johnson & Johnson Company Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 21 April 1941 – attended Officer […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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