I have been able to research many of the names since I have my father's wartime items regarding his battalion in the 13th Armored division. Below is what I was able to find on these names :
Robert Ashpole "Bob" C company. T/5 from Thomson, IL Residing in Edwardsville, IL with wife Joyce as of 1992 13th Armored Association member
James W Davidson 13th Armored Association member as of 1992.
Riley C. Rogers "T.H." C T/4 from Lockney, TX 13th Armored Association member as of 1992
William W Gibson "GIB" 13th Armored Association member as of 1992
H.L. Seay ( Howard ) C T/5 from Dallas, TX Living in Toledo, OH with wife Mary Lou as of 1992.
Leonard P Harris "Pop" C T/3 from Toledo, OH Residing in Oregon, OH with wife Eleanor as of 1992.
Robert L Swartzel C T/4 from Vandalia, OH Residing in Vero Beach, FLA with wife Jesse as of 1992.
Richard Holland C Residing in Toledo, OH with wife Pearl as of 1992.
Roy N Slack C pfc from Lubbock, TX
Charles Bishop C T/4 from Barnesville, OH 13th Armored Association member as of 1992.
Charles E. Dillard C T/4 from Hobbs, NM 13th Armored Association member as of 1992
Hugh Pinkerton C born 7/13/1917 Occupation farmer before joining the service. Joined Aug. 1942. Trained at Camp Perry, OH and Camp Beale, CA Attended Armored Tank School Ft. Knox. Trained at Camp Bowie , TX with 13th Armored Division. Shipped overseas Jan. 1945 attached to the 135th Ordnance maintenance battalion .Served 8 1/2 months overseas. Final rank of Sergeant. Married Aug. 28, 1945. Discharged 16 Dec. 1945. Returned to farming in Plainview, TX. Wife Mary Lee. Three sons, one daughter. Retired in 1991.
Henry Rossi C T/5 from Pittsburgh, PA Residing in Aliquippa, PA with wife Francis as of 1992 .
William R Patterson C Sgt. From Joaquin, TX 13th Armored Association member as of 1992
William Fuqua C T/4 from Hamilton, TX Residing in Arlington, TX with wife Velma as of 1992.
Forrest Hill C T/5 from Tacoma, WA
All of these men shipped to LeHavre, France in Jan. 1945. Almost all would have returned in July 1945 after occupation duty in Bavaria. In the U.S. they were slated to prepare for the invasion of Japan . The division is credited with 16 days of Combat up to May 6, 1945.
The above information was obtained from the 50th Anniversary History of the 13th Armored Division and associated information my father had at the time. He served in Company A of the 135th Ordnance Maintenance battalion.
You may notice quite a few are from Texas. The 13th Armored was dominated by Texas recruits. Much of their training also took place in Texas.