Fox Company, 2nd Battalion
Fort Bragg, NC
Summer, 1943


photo and names from William Merit True, II (F Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
F Co, Fort Bragg, Summer 1943
Click on the photo to view a larger image.

1st Row (L-R): Daniel P. Jones; Macrae L. Barnson; William D. Green (KIA, Germany); Donald A. Emelander; Robert E. Mann; Kenneth D. Mercier; Willie A. Morris (KIA, Belgium); Robert B. Brewer; 2LT Frank J. McFadden; 1LT Kenith J. Havorka; CPT Thomas P. Mulvey (Company Commander); LT Carll B. MacDowell (KIA, Belgium); 1LT Freeling T. Colt (KIA, Normandy); 2LT Andrew Edward Tuck, III (KIA, Austria); 1LT William B. Huddleson; Charles R. Malley; Vincent F. Occhipinti; Donald P. Davis (KIA, Carentan, Normandy); Rutowski; Joseph J. Hogenmiller
2nd Row (L-R): Gerald F. Farley; Raymond E. Cauvin; Walter Puskar; Kenneth L. Steinke; John G. Gillespie; Russell A. Schwenk; Merlin J. Shennum; Farris O. Rice (cook); James R. Ohara; William L. Hurst; Jack D. Dickerson; Arthur M. Peterson; Horace Vick; Thomas B. Wolford (KIA, Normandy); Charles H. Reese; Otto W. Mackay; Courtney E. Kelly; Marvin F. Crawford; Nicholas J. Mika; Ernest O. Payne (KIA, Belgium); Carl E. Pein (KIA, Holland); Eldridge G. Gaston; Armand R. Beauchamp (KIA, Opheusden, Holland); Roy A. Zerbe; Henry B. Beck
3rd Row (L-R): Charles Henderson; Ralph Robbins; Gaston Adams; William Macniess; Marion J. Grodowski; Manning G. Haney (KIA, Holland); Hugh G. Borden; Huber G. Porter; George Martin; John H. Taylor; Paul W. Peterson; Richard Knudsen; Orel H. Lev (KIA 10/08/44, Randwijk, Holland; awarded DSC); Chester Nakelski; Kenneth A. Hull (KIA, Holland); Ralph Provenzano; Thomas G. Psar (KIA, Holland); Mathew J. Carlino; Charles Heinrich Jacobs; Frank D. Griffin; Patrick D. Casey; Charles H. Scheurich; William G. Olanie; Willard A. Sharp; Allan W. Summers
4th Row (L-R): Robert E. Vogel; Stephen Pustola; Alvin W. Wilson; Clifford F. Valleries; Ray R. Aebischer; James W. Mackey; Thomas H. Alley; Louis W. Cioni [later transferred to HQ(LMG), 2nd BN]; Leslie F. Tindall (KIA, Normandy); Linus E. Brown; David W. Edwards; Pemberton; William D. Clemens; Paul Navarro; Angelo Peluso; Raoul Pena Ochoa; Joseph S. Flick; Ivar B. Odegaard; Douglas G. Roth; Robert F. Stone; Conrad P. Ours; James R. Swafford; Jesse G. Orosco; Vern M. Johnson
5th Row (L-R): Louis F. Burton; Loy G. Rasmussen; Calvin L. Wright; Edgar Bishop; Leonard F. Hicks; Christ Malatich; Roy V. Stokes; Robert O. Shropshire; Robert J. Noody; William J. Bailey; Donald E. Wood; Nicholas J. Cortese; Davila; Lester T. Hegland; Victor W. Tamkun; Julius A. Houck (KIA, Normandy); Rody P. Byrne; Gordon E. Mather (KIA, Belgium); John Supco (KIA, Normandy); Brown; Wendelin G. Kuntz; Woloszyn; Richard K. Buchter (KIA, Ste. Mere Eglise, Normandy); William C. Oakley; Chelal Leroy "Pops" Clark

According to Bill True, other F Company men at the time who were not present for the picture include Raymond L. Ballou; Edward F. Brennan; Joseph G. Chapelle; Donald R. G. Harms (KIA, Holland); John E. Jackson; Otto W. May; Mario J. Patruno; Donald H. Replogle; Marvin D. Sims; William Merit True, II; and David Kenyon Webster (later transferred first to HQ, 2nd BN, and then to Easy Company, where is identified in the last official photo of E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, taken at Zell Am See, Austria, in June 1945).

It seems unusual for so many men to miss the picture, but the whereabouts of a couple are known: William True was visiting Jeannie Bryan in Hamlet, NC; and John E. Jackson was also in Hamlet, NC, visiting Sylvia Smith, whom he later married.


Thanks to MSG Jim Sandoval, son-in-law of PFC Jesse G. Orosco (F Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945) for sending in the F Company photo and names list.



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