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Proviso Students

Zablock, Sgt. Ernest A.

Sgt. Ernest Anthony Zablock
Born: 31 October 1923 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: Peter Zablock & Charlotte Zaur-Zablock 
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother 
– 246 South Thirteenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
– Saint Anthony Catholic School – Cicero, Illinois 

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Proviso Students

Hardy, S/Sgt. Elmer C.

S/Sgt. Elmer Curtis Hardy 
Born: 9 January 1923 – Melrose Park, Illinois  
Parents: Harry J. Hardy & Antonie Adamik-Hardy 
Siblings: 2 brothers 
– 1542 North Thirty-Sixth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois 
– Grant Grade School 
– Proviso Township

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Cause of Death

Busboom, PFC Milton W.

PFC Milton William Busboom
Born: 7 September 1919 – Chicago, Illinois
Parents: William H. Busboom and Caroline Niehoff-Busboom 
Siblings: 1 sister
– 1911 South Sixth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois 
– Garfield Grade School 
– Proviso Township High School 

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Proviso Students

Koller, 2nd Lt. Henry J.

2nd Lt. Henry J. Koller was born on April 6, 1921, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Henry C. Koller and Anna Schneider-Koller. He was known as “Bud” to his family. With his two sisters, he grew up first in Oak

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Proviso Students

Babcock, S/Sgt. Arthur L.

S/Sgt. Arthur Lee Babcock 
Born: 9 December 1921 – Alameda, California 
Parents: William H. Babcock & Bird Brown-Babcock 
Siblings: Sgt. William B. Babcock, Vera, Kenneth, Albert
– 615 North Eighth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
Education: Lincoln Grade School 

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Justus, S/Sgt. Alexander Jr.

S/Sgt. Alexander Justus Jr.
Born: 16 February 1918 – Maywood, Illinois 
Parents: Alexander Justus Sr. & Lydia Schaefer-Justus 
Siblings: Younger sister, Mary, apparently died as a child
– 119 South Fourteenth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois 
– St. Paul Lutheran

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Georgandas, Pvt. Paul H.

Pvt. Paul Harold Georgandas
Born: 7 July 1923 – Cook County, Illinois
Parents: Paul J. Georgandas & Edna Lenou-Georgandas 
Siblings: 1 sister 
– 7442 West Harvard Street – Forest Park, Illinois 
– his family would later move to 6214

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Proviso Students

Garrison, S1/c Donald W.

S1/c Donald William Garrison 
Born: 14 July 1925 – Cook County, Illinois 
Parents: Edward W. & Antoinette M. Garrison 
Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers 
– 2655 North Seventy-Second Court – Elmwood Park, Illinois 
– John Mills Middle School 

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Bataan Project Story

Since the Bataan Commemorative Research Project Website has been on-line, I have been asked repeatedly, in e-mails, in person, and for newspaper and magazine articles, why the website was created. To answer this question, I will attempt to tell the

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Beecher, Lt. Col. Curtis T.

Lt. Col. Curtis Thurston Beecher was born on October 28, 1897, in Chicago, Illinois, to Bryant L. Beecher and Grace Thurston-Beecher. His father worked in the composing room for the Chicago Daily News. With his five sisters, he was raised

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192nd - HQ Co.

Merrifield, 2nd Lt. Jacques V.

2nd Lt. Jacques Vaughan Merrifield was born in Amboy, Illinois, to the Rev. Roy and Mrs. Jeanette Merrifield on March 26, 1918. He was known as “Jack” or “PK”- which stood for “Preacher’s Kid” to his friends. Jack, with

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192nd - B Co.

Morin, 2nd Lt. Benjamin R.

2nd Lt. Ben R. Morin was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on August 15, 1920, to Benjamin and Josephine Morin. With his four sisters and four brothers, he lived at 1301 South 9th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois.

On October 15,

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