Roster: Proviso

Glasenapp_AW
192nd - B Co.

Glasenapp, Pvt. Erwin A.

Pvt. Erwin Albert Glasenapp was born on January 16, 1916, to Gustave Glasenapp and Hulga Schmidt-Glasenapp in Douglas County, Minnesota. He grew up, with his six brothers and seven sisters, on the family farm fifteen miles north of Rochester, Minnesota,

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Gibson Emmett
192nd - HQ Co.

Gibson, 1st Lt. Emmett F.

1st Lt. Emmett Francis Gibson was born on September 15, 1916, to Daniel & Frieda Gibson in Illinois. As a child, he and his brother grew up at 227 South 12th Avenue, Maywood, Illinois. Emmett attended grade school in Maywood

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SlicerW1
192nd - HQ Co.

Slicer, 2nd Lt. William H. Jr.

2nd Lt. William H. Slicer Jr. was born on January 22, 1918, to William H. Slicer Sr. and Alfhild Bie-Slicer in Chicago. With his three sisters, he grew up at 503 South 52nd Avenue in Bellwood, Illinois. He attended Proviso

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SpencerN3
Cabanatuan

Spencer, Sgt. Norman F.

Sgt. Norman Frederick Spencer was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, on May 31, 1920. He was one of fourteen children born to Robert H. Spencer & Clara E. Knudsen-Spencer. In 1937, his family moved to 5833 Electric Avenue in Berkley, Illinois.

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Edwards_Jim
192nd - B Co.

Edwards, Pvt. James E.

Pvt. James Ernest Edwards was born on July 6, 1917, to Mr. & Mrs. William A. Edwards. He was one of the couple’s four sons. His mother passed away on October 17, 1918, and at some point, his father remarried

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EdwardsAlbertT
192nd - B Co.

Edwards, S/Sgt. Albert T.

S/Sgt. Albert Thomas Edwards was born on December 27, 1916, to William A. Edwards and Isabella Christmas-Edwards. He was one of the couple’s four sons. His mother died on October 17, 1918, and at some point, his father remarried and

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Dravog
192nd - HQ Co.

Dravo, Cpl. George E.

Cpl. George Emery Dravo was born on June 6, 1920, in Chicago Ridge, Illinois, to Eugene Dravo & Catherine Kreton-Dravo. The family moved to Maywood, Illinois, and as a child and lived at 1508 South Fourth Avenue and attended the

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DeckertH2
192nd - B Co.

Deckert, PFC Henry J.

PFC Henry John Deckert was the son of Adam Deckert Sr. & Maria E. Schoenwolf-Deckert and was born on December 11, 1917. With his two brothers and sister, he lived at 220 South 11th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. After graduation

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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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ByarsFrank copy
192nd - B Co.

Byars, PFC Frank A.

PFC Frank Albert Byars was born on November 27, 1921, in Forest Park, Illinois, to Ida Sarwood-Byars and Emmett Byars. His name on his birth certificate is Francis Adelbert Byars. He grew up at 1334 Circle Avenue in Forest Park,

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BurnsWilliam1
Camp O'Donnell

Burns, Cpl. William E. Jr.

Cpl. William Edison Burns Jr. was born on August 3, 1919, to William E. Burns Sr. & Mary E. Merritt-Burns in Oak Park, Illinois. With his brother and sister, he attended the Field-Stevenson Grammar School in Forest Park and Garfield

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Swift_William_L
192nd - HQ Co.

Swift, 1st Sgt. William L.

1st Sgt. William L. Swift was born in Illinois on September 8, 1918, and was the son of William & Leona Swift. At some point, his family moved to Maywood, Illinois, where he attended local schools and Proviso Township High

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