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. Richard Bernard Cronin Born: 24 May 1918 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Roy Cronin & Madeline Gaffney-Cronin Home: – 2102 South Tenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 – varsity basketball team captain – all-state team Wife: – Betty Hunter-Cronin Son: – Michael Residence: 1012 South Greenwood Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Occupation: Campbell Soup Company Inducted: – May 1944 – U. S. Army Serial […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
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Sgt. Edward Richard Csech Born: 19 May 1922 – Forest Park, Illinois Parents: Paul Csech & Paulina Rayner-Csech Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Hometown: – 828 Marengo Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – School Mission House – Techny, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 Inducted: – 16 October 1942 – U. S. Army Air Corps Serial Number: 16141338 Training: – Lowery Field – Colorado – Myrtle […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Robert Sinclair Cuthbertson Jr. Born: 9 January 1920 – Illinois Parents: Robert S., Sr. & Mildred McEwan-Cuthbertson Hometown: 1905 South Fourth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois – grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, before moving to Maywood Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister Education: – Garfield Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 Occupation: – shipping clerk – Chicago Metal Hose Company Married: – Glenda […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Richard Emmanuel Danca was born on October 23, 1918, to Joseph and Sarah Danca in River Forest, Illinois. He was known as “Emmanuel” to his family and friends. With his brother and sister, he grew up at 26 Lathrop Avenue in Forest Park, Illinois, and attended grade school there. He was a graduate […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B 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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PFC James A. Dandridge Born: 11 July 1918 – Tate County, Mississippi Parents: James A. & Hughetta Dandridge Siblings: 1 brother Hometown: – 824 South 13th Avenue – Maywood Illinois – the family previously lived in Cleveland, Ohio Education: – Washington Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1936 Inducted: – U. S. Army – 16 May 1944 – Chicago, Illinois Serial Number: 36979108 Training:– Unknown Unit: – 3119th […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Howard Vernon Daniels Born: 2 April 1922 – Maywood, Illinois Birth Certificate shows his middle name as “Milton” Parents: Edward L. Daniels & Florence S. Kelly-Daniels Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister Home: – 1612 South Fifth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 Enlisted: – U. S. Army Air Corps – 25 November 1942 Serial Number: […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Paul Brian Darnell Parents: Paul R. Darnell & Bertha E. Long-Darnell Home: 1000 South Second Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1934 – left before class graduated Enlisted: Illinois National Guard Inducted: – 12 November 1941 – U.S. Army Training: – Unknown Unit: – HQ Company, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division Fought in: – France – Belgium – Battle of Bulge – Luxembourg – Germany Died: – 24 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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F3/C Donald Charles Davis Born: 8 August 1924 – Oak Park, Illinois Parents: Francis M. Davis & Elenor A. Evans-Davis Siblings: 2 sisters Address: 419 North Sixteenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Lincoln Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1942 – Elmhurst College, Elmhurst Illinois Enlisted: U. S. Naval Reserve Inducted: – 16 October 1942 – U. S. Navy Serial Number: 7037663 Training: – V-5 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Henry John Deckert was the son of Adam Deckert Sr. & Maria E. Schoenwolf-Deckert and was born on December 11, 1917. With his two brothers and sister, he lived at 220 South 11th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. After graduation from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Forest Park, he attended Proviso Township High School and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B 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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S2/c Thomas Vincent Delaney Born: 26 June 1926 – Cook County, Illinois Parents: John F. & Kathlyn Delaney Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Hometown: – 1805 South Sixth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Bishop Military Academy of Oak Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1945  – left 1944 Enlisted: – 28 February 1944 Service Number: 727 17 28 Training: – Unknown: Rank: Seaman Second Class Ship: – General Hugh […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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