Roster: Hokusen Maru

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194th - HQ Co.

Robertson, Tec 5 James H.

T/5 James Harry Robertson was born on July 19, 1918, in Bolivar, Missouri. He was the younger of two sons born to William H. Robertson and Gertrude McCulland-Robertson and grew up in unincorporated Marion, Missouri.

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192nd - B Co.

Lajzer, Pvt. Joseph D.

Pvt. Joseph Donald Lajzer was born on October 30, 1918, in Toledo, Ohio. He was one of five sons and two daughters born to Peter & Katherine Lajzer. With his three brothers and two sisters, he lived at 3345 Maple

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192nd - HQ Co.

Krause, Sgt. Leslie H.

Sgt. Leslie H. Krause was one of the seven children of Herman F. & Grace Wegner-Krause and was born on April 8, 1920. He was known as “Les” to his family and friends. With his brother and sister, he grew

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194th - HQ Co.

Kopek, Pvt. Alexander R.

Pvt. Alexander Raymond Kopek was born on November 1, 1914, in Kansas City, Kansas. He was the son of Joseph Kopek & Pauline Gruzkiewicz-Kopek. He lived at 2822 Perry Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, with his two sisters and three

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192nd - A Co.

Knox, Sgt. Forrest K.

Sgt. Forrest Kinder Knox was born on November 29, 1917, in Monroe, Wisconsin, to Ross V. & Nina Knox. Along with his brothers, Henry and Ross, he was raised at 1408 Third Street, Janesville, and later he lived in Beloit,

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Knipshield, PFC Donald E.

PFC Donald Eugene Knipshield was born on August 31, 1921, to Mae Loretta Conroy-Knipshield and William Isaac Knipshield in Janesville, Wisconsin, and was one of the couple’s five children. The family’s home was on Parker Avenue, on the Rock River,

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194th - HQ Co.

Kissinger, Sgt. Hugh P.

Sgt. Hugh Patrick Kissinger was the son of Marion Kissinger & Anna Daughterty-Kissinger. He was born on April 20, 1914, in Kansas City, Kansas, and with his five brothers and sister, he grew up at 2410 Freeman Avenue, Kansas City.

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194th - HQ Co.

King, Sgt. Walter C.

Sgt. Walter C. King
Born: 1921 – Missouri
Parents: James C. & Myrtle King
Siblings: 1 sister, 3 brothers
Home: Saint Joseph, Missouri
Education: 2 years of high school
Enlisted: Missouri National Guard
– known he was in National Guard

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17th Ordnance Company

Kinard, PFC John N.

PFC John Norrel Kinard
Born: 13 October 1920 – Alabama
Parents: John W. Kinard & Jettie Kelley-Kinard
Siblings: 1 sister
Home: 960 Washington Ferry Road – Prattville, Alabama
Education: 4 years of high school
Occupation: farm hand
– U.S. Army

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17th Ordnance Company

Kester, S/Sgt. Basil B.

S/Sgt. Basil Blake Kester 
Born: 16 November 1924 – Wyoming, West Virginia 
Parents: Otis C. Kester & Bertha Marie Harmon-Kester 
Siblings: 2 brothers, 1 sister 
Home: Wyco, Wyoming County, West Virginia 
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
– no registration

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17th Ordnance Company

Russell, Sgt. Willard

What is known about Sgt. Willard Russell was that he was from Russell County, Kentucky. He was born in 1919 and enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was assigned to the 19th Ordnance

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192nd - HQ Co.

Sallee, Pvt. James W.

Pvt. James William Sallee was the son of Hez Sallee and Sarah Cunningham-Sallee. He was born on May 18, 1916, in Mercer County, Kentucky. With his four brothers and one sister, he grew up in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

James and his

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