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17th Ordnance Company

Martin, S/Sgt. James R.

S/Sgt. James R. Martin
Born: 1 December 1918 – Bellaire, Ohio
Parents: Claytus D. & Lulu Martin
Siblings: 2 brothers
Home: 3175 Trumbull Street – Belmont, Ohio
Occupation: Newspaper Collections
Enlisted:
– Ohio National Guard
– U.S. Army
– 12

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192nd - A Co.

Samek, PFC Thomas H.

PFC Thomas H. Samek was born on June 16, 1922, to Frank Samek and Martha M. Koepp-Samek.  He was the second of two sons born to the couple. Tom grew up at 704 Fifth Street in Janesville, Wisconsin. When he

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192nd - MD

Kaplar, Pvt. Nick

Very little is known about Pvt. Nick Kaplar. What is known is that he was born on May 29, 1915, in Chicago, Illinois, and had two sisters. It appears his father passed away and his mother, Cecelia, married Joseph Kohniak

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17th Ordnance Company

Schletterer, Pvt. Raymond H.

Pvt. Raymond H. Schletterer
Born: 4 September 1913 – New York
Father: Raymond J. & Elizabeth Schletterer
Siblings: 2 sisters
Hometown: West Branch, Pennsylvania
Inducted: 20 January 1941 – Buffalo, New York
Training:
– Fort Knox, Kentucky
– welder

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192nd - B Co.

Gados, PFC Steve G. Jr.

PFC Steve George Gados Jr. was the son of Steve G. Gados Sr. and Louise Gados. He was born on August 19, 1918, in Chicago and lived at 1438 North Noble Street. His mother had been married previously and entered

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192nd - C Co.

Bryant, Pvt. James M.

Pvt. James Maxie Bryant was born on September 25, 1920, in Inman, South Carolina, to William Bryant & Alma Bridges-Bryant. He was one of the couple’s two sons. His parents divorced when he was a child, and with his mother

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194th - A Co.

Brown, Cpl. Alpheus W.

Cpl. Alpheus Ward Brown
Born: 23 August 1919 – Orleans, Iowa
Parents: William H. Brown & Lois O. Edwards-Brown
Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers
Lived: Superior, Iowa – 1930
Hometown: Lake Hubert, Minnesota
– living with his two brothers
Occupation:

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192nd - A Co.

Boehm, Pvt. Robert E.

Pvt. Robert Edward Boehm was born on November 25, 1921, to Edward H. Boehm & Margaret Mary Tilton-Boehm, and was the couple’s only child. He was raised at 113 North Walnut Street in Janesville, Wisconsin, and attended local schools.

In

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194th - HQ Co.

Blair, Pvt Joe D.

Pvt. Joe Daniel Blair 
Born: 14 October 1916 – Stone County, Missouri 
Parents: Andrew J. Blair and Lennie L. Kirkendall-Blair 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 7 brothers 
Hometown: Galena, Missouri 
Education: left high school after three years 
Occupation: worked on the family

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17th Ordnance Company

Adair, S/Sgt. Winfred H.

S/Sgt. Winfred Horace Adair
Born: 22 February 1917 – Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Parents: Arthur E. Adair & Lulu Mays-Adair
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother
– when he was a baby, he was put in an orphanage in Nashville, Tennessee

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192nd - HQ Co.

Armato, Sgt. Richard C.

S/Sgt. Richard C. Armato was the son of Italian immigrants and was born on January 15, 1912, to Antonia Gigante-Armato and Dominick Armato. He grew up in Melrose Park, Illinois, with his sister and brother. With friends, he joined the

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192nd - B Co.

Aquila, Pvt. Andrew J.

Pvt. Andrew Joseph Aquila was born on May 31, 1918, in what was called “Little Italy” in Cleveland, Ohio. Andy was drafted into the army on March 31, 1941, and sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky, to train which consisted mostly

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