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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Cpl. Robert Mariano Delise Born: 11 October 1920 – Berwyn, Illinois Military Records: Mariano Robert Delise – the military required the name on birth certificate be used on military records Parents: Salvatore Delise & Providenza Calcagano-Delise – parents passed away when Robert was young – raised by his sister – Margaret Vrchota Home: – 906 Ferdinand Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Field Stevenson […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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MM1/c August Michael Demma Born: 24 January 1924 Parents: Marena & Mary Ann Demma Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Hometown: – 220 North Brown Avenue, Forest Park. Illinois Education: – Field Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1945 – left school 7 January 1942 – Diploma awarded posthumously – 6 June 1945 Enlisted: – 12 January 1942 – Chicago, Illinois – U.S. Navy Serial Number: 3007380 Training: – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Born: 12 June 1915 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Philip R. Doherty & Hannah Hill-Doherty Siblings: 1 brother Hometown: – 1405 South 17th Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Roosevelt School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1933 – Northwestern University – University of Illinois – Class of 1938 – Bachelors of Science Occupation: High […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Gethin Thomas Edmonds Born: 28 February 1920 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Gethin Edmonds & Louise E. Schaar-Edmonds – Note: Name: Thomas Gethin Edmonds on high school records – the military required the name on birth certificate be used on his records Siblings: 1 sister, 3 brothers Nickname: Tom Home: – 1434 South Fourteenth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield School – Proviso Township High School  – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Albert Thomas Edwards was born on December 27, 1916, to William A. Edwards and Isabella Christmas-Edwards. He was one of the couple’s four sons. His mother died on October 17, 1918, and at some point, his father remarried and moved to Inglewood, California. He stayed behind and lived at 1202 North 19th Avenue in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Ralph Arnold Ellis was born January 14, 1916, to George M. Ellis and Isabella Hayes-Ellis. With his two sisters, he lived at 1408 South Sixth Avenue Maywood, Illinois. Ralph attended Garfield Elementary School and Proviso Township High School, where he was in the choir. His hobbies were collecting stamps and classical records, and he […]
Filed as: 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Arisan Maru, Cause of Death, Hell Ships, Lost At Sea, Provisional Tank Group, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Ens. Harry Rudolph Flachsbarth Born: 10 April 1918 – Proviso Township, Illinois Parents: Harry E. Flachsbarth & Lydia Rudolph-Flachsbarth Siblings: 1 sister Nickname: “Rudy” Hometown: – 7653 West Monroe Street, Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Garfield Grade School, Maywood, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Graduating Class: 1936 – Carthage College – Carthage, Illinois – Class of 1940 Wife: Edith Blanche-Flachsbarth – Married: 5 April 1942 – Corpus […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC George Earl Flight Born: 30 June 1919 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Earl J. Flight & Anna M. Carrick-Flight Sibling: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 1410 Marengo Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Field Stevenson School, Forest Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 Inducted: – 22 July 1941 – Chicago, Illinois – U. S. Army Serial Number: 36042960 Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky – Camp […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Henry Nelson Frees Jr. Born: 23 July 1915 – Duluth, Minnesota Parents: Henry N. Frees Sr. & Blanche Sawtelle-Frees Home: – 411 North Second Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Siblings: 3 brothers Education: – Lincoln Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1935 – Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois  Wife: Elenore Inducted: – Unknown – U.S. Army Air Corps Serial Number: 16079249 Training: – University of Miami – Scott Field, Illinois – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Lt. Roy Arthur Fuller Born: 13 July 1916 – Maywood, Illinois Parents: Clarence W. Fuller & Lucia M. Struckmeyer-Fuller Siblings: 2 brothers, 2 sisters – twin brother: Ray Hometown:- 409 South Seventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Graduating Class: 1934 – Purdue University – Class of 1938 Wife: Constance Son: Roy, Jr. Occupation: Federal Bureau of Investigation – Washington, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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