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Sorenson
192nd - C Co.

Sorensen, Capt. Robert S.

Capt. Robert S. Sorensen was the son of John Sorensen & Nora Streeter-Sorensen. He was born on April 5, 1903, and grew up at 215 West Second Street in Port Clinton, Ohio, with his three sisters. He was called “Bob”

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Sparrow William
192nd - D Co.

Sparrow, Sgt. William D. Jr.

Sgt. William D. Sparrow Jr. was the third of the four children of Gertrude Howser-Sparrow and Dr. William D. Sparrow Sr. He was born on May 20, 1915, in Boyle County, Kentucky, and lived on Main Street in Burgin, Kentucky.

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Spoor
194th - HQ Co.

Spoor, Capt. Ferris G.

Capt. Ferris Grable Spoor
Born: 9 April 1910 – Valley Falls, Kansas
Parents: Albemarle L. Spoor & Martha Frances Grable-Spoor 
Siblings: 4 sisters, 1 brother 
Education:
– Central High School – St. Joseph
– Graduated 1930
– took part in

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Engle_E
192nd - HQ Co.

Engle, Pvt. Elmer E.

Pvt. Elmer Earl Engle was born on September 18, 1915, in Knox County, Kentucky. He was the son of Joseph Engle and Annie Williams-Engle. It is known that he had an older sister and a brother. When Elmer was two,

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Dowell David
192nd - D Co.

Dowell, Pvt. David A.

Pvt. David Alexander Dowell was born on August 19, 1917, in Garfield, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, to Ira B. Dowell and Mary Durbin-Dowell. His mother died giving birth to him. His father would marry Bertha Nix and he had two half-sisters

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DancaR1
192nd - B Co.

Danca, 2nd Lt. Richard E.

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

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Cupp_1a
192nd - C Co.

Cupp, Pvt. Burlin C. Jr.

Burlin Clayton Cupp Jr. was born on April 1, 1917, to Burlin C. Cupp Sr. and Irene Hoffman-Cupp, in Newark, Ohio. He grew up, with his sister and two brothers, on a farm, in Tymochtee Township, near Newark, and attended

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SwearingerR
194th - A Co.

Swearingen, 2nd Lt. Russell L.

2nd Lt. Russell Leroy Swearingen
Born: 27 June 1914 – Groton, South Dakota
Parents: William Swearingen & Cora Carper-Swearingen
Siblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothers
Married: Eleanor H. Palmer – 30 June 1939
Children: 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 step-daughter, 1

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Burkeedward
194th - A Co.

Burke, Capt. Edward L.

Capt. Edward Louis Burke
Born: 19 September 1914 – Brainerd, Minnesota
Parents: Patrick J. Burke & Anne Gresbeck-Burke
Siblings: 4 brothers, 1 sister
Hometown: 1007 Grove Street – Brainerd, Minnesota
Education: high school graduate
– St. Paul College of Law

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Brokaw
194th - C Co.

Brokaw, Sgt. Glenn D.

Sgt. Glenn Dale Brokaw was born on April 4, 1921, in Gettysburg, South Dakota, and was the son of Clarence D. Brokaw & Ethel M. Barrett-Brokaw. At this time, it is not known when he came to California. It is

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Braun_Mathew
192nd - HQ Co.

Braun, Cpl. Matthew B.

Cpl. Matthew Baxter Braun was born on November 30, 1916, in Sedgewick, Alberta, Canada, to Andrew and Mable Braun. He was the second oldest of the couple’s four children and known as “Matt” to his family and friends. He grew

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Blacketer
192nd - HQ Co.

Blacketer, Pvt. William E.

Pvt. William Elwood Blacketer
Born: 5 April 1919 – Mackville, Kentucky
Parents: Elmer Blacketer and Hattie Shewmaker-Blacketer
Siblings: 3 sisters, 7 brothers
Home: 461 Hardin Avenue – Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Occupation: Odd Jobs
Enlisted:
– Kentucky National Guard – Harrodsburg

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