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. Raymond Carl Gagnier Born: 1914 – Joliet, Illinois Parents: Guy R. Gagnier & Josephine Sambrook-Gagnier Siblings: 2 sisters Home: – 513 Hannah Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois – his family was from Joliet, Illinois Education: – Field Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1934 – left before class graduated Occupation: Store manager – Western Auto and Tire Store Enlisted: – 24 September 1941 – Chicago, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S1/c Donald William GarrisonBorn: 14 July 1925 – Cook County, IllinoisParents: Edward W. & Antoinette M. GarrisonSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersHome:– 2655 North Seventy-Second Court – Elmwood Park, IllinoisEducation:– John Mills Middle School– Proviso Township High School– Graduating Class: 1945– left school after one yearEnlisted:– United States Naval Reserve– 21 April 1943 – Chicago, IllinoisRank: […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
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Pvt. Paul Harold Georgandas Born: 7 July 1923 – Cook County, Illinois Parents: Paul J. Georgandas & Edna Lenou-Georgandas  Siblings: 1 sister  Home:  – 7442 West Harvard Street – Forest Park, Illinois  – his family would later move to 6214 North Naper Avenue – Chicago, Illinois  Education:  – Field Stevenson School  – Proviso Township High […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Alexander Gorr was born on November 22, 1921, to Sophie and Gottlieb Gorr in Michigan. He lived at 23 South 15th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and went to St. Paul Lutheran Elementary School in Melrose Park, Illinois. After grade school, Al attended Proviso Township High School in Maywood. While a student at Proviso, he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Hans W. Gras Born: 1 April 1925 – Hamburg, Germany – 8 May 1931 – immigrated to the United States – used his middle name as his first name Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Walter Gras Home: – 646 Hannah Ave – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1942 – transferred to Concordia High School, River Forest, Illinois – did […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Jack Julian Griswold was born on December 10, 1919, on a farm near South Haven, Michigan, to Irving L. & Clarissa Griswold. With his five brothers, he lived first lived in Bellwood, Illinois, next at 843 South 17th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and attended Roosevelt Grade School in Bellwood. In June 1938, he graduated […]
Filed as: Cause of Death, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Disease, Nagato Maru, Provisional Tank Group, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Edward Clifford Groves Born: 12 March 1919 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Clifford Groves & Susan Decowski-Groves Siblings: 3 sisters Hometown: – 205 South Twentieth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois – the family moved to Proviso Township in 1929 – lived in Bellwood, Illinois Education: – McKinley School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 Occupation: Inspector – International Harvester Inducted: – 12 May 1942 – U. S. […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Harold Charles Ham Born: 10 March 1925 Parents: Harold E. & Catherine Ham Hometown: – 2825 North Seventy-Seventh Avenue – Elmwood Park, Illinois – his family lived in Oak Park, Illinois Education: – John Mills School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 Inducted: – 10 March 1944 – U. S. Army Air Corps Serial Number: O&837812 Training: – Florida – Georgia – Spence Army Airfield – received […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Edgar Charles Hansler Born: 18 January 1922 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: William Hansler & Anna Meadows-Hansler Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 1920 North Seventy-Ninth Court, Elmwood Park, Illinois Education: – Elmwood Park School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – left after two years of high school Occupation: crane operator – Central Steel & Wire Inducted: – 3 December 1942 – U.S. Army Serial […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. George Lawrence Hanson Born: 13 August 1921 – Maywood, Illinois Parents: Henry F. Hanson & Alma Rappold-Hanson Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers – brother, Roy, killed in an accident in 1939 Hometown: – 1302 North Eleventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education:  – Lincoln School, Maywood  – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – left before class graduated Occupation: machinist – American Can Company Inducted:  – 1 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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