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Men of Mount Carmel: Remembering Those Who Died in World War II

Mount Carmel High School is an all boys, Catholic high school in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. It was opened on November 9, 1924. The school lost many of its alumni to the war. Terry Stadler, a 1965 alum from MC, compiled a list of the Men of Mount Carmel who perished in the Second World War. His research is based on the following sources:

• Mount Carmel Class of 1946 Yearbook: 56 graduates + Fr. Aquinas Colgan, O.Carm.
• 1985 St. Cyril College & Mount Carmel Fact Book (by Fr. Leander Troy): 7 names not found in the 1946 Yearbook or the current Memorial Plaque.
• The Mount Carmel memorial plaque: One name not found in the Fact Book or the 1946 Yearbook.
• Mount Carmel various Yearbooks between 1929 & 1945, including the 1944 tributes.
• The Carmelite Provincial Archives, maintained by Fr. Bob Boley, O.Carm.

And a number of websites, including American Battle Monuments Commission and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

Mr. Stadler asked us to publish these names to remember the contribution of each person who fought for freedom. Additional information was added by TracesofWar.

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Abt, John Bernard "Jack"* April 28th, 1926
† May 5th, 1945
Plot: E Grave: 116

Barrett, Thomas E. "Connie"* 1920
† September 23rd, 1944

Barry, John T. "Oh-Bear"* November 24th, 1920
† March 17th, 1945

Bracken, George M. "Red"* 1922
† April 27th, 1944
Plot: F Row: 7 Grave: 16

Buckley, Frank Pearse "Buck"* September 5th, 1923
† October 6th, 1944
Plot: N Row: 1 Grave: 45

Burke, Raymond G. "Gorm"* November 2nd, 1923
† November 21st, 1944
Plot: I Grave: 203-205

Burke, Thomas Gerald "Butts"* July 6th, 1925
† July 5th, 1944
Plot: 8 Row: 16 Grave: 8-4

Byrnes, John Edwin "Johnnie"* 1911
† August 16th, 1944
Plot: 5 Grave: 280

Callaghan, Thomas A.† January 31st, 1941

Carey, Philip P. "Phil"* June 30th, 1920
† September 20th, 1943

Claffy, Robert E. "Claf"* October 19th, 1925
† April 6th, 1945
Plot: A Row: 24 Grave: 13

Clark, Thomas J. "Tom"* May 19th, 1923
† February 19th, 1945

Clarke, Francis Xavier "Frank"* May 31st, 1918
† February 18th, 1942
Plot: H Grave: 7771

Claus, John G. "Jack"* June 15th, 1918
† October 28th, 1943

Cleary, Michael D. "Mike"* 1914
† November 20th, 1942
Plot: I Row: 16 Grave: 12

Colgan, Aquinas T.* February 20th, 1911
† May 6th, 1945

Connors, Raymond E. "Ray"† December 13th, 1943

Creevy, Thomas E. "Pig"* August 25th, 1922
† June 9th, 1945
Plot: 23 Row: 3 Grave: 51-8

DeMarco, Angelo M. "Dago"* January 21st, 1918
† December 23rd, 1944
Plot: 11 Row: 15 Grave: 58-3

Desmond, William J. "Bill"* May 3rd, 1916
† February 24th, 1944
Plot: 33 Grave: 11404

Drury, John Edward* April 13th, 1925
† April 2nd, 1945
Plot: E Grave: 352

Duffin, James J. "Duff"† April 27th, 1945

Fox, William C. "Bill"† May 26th, 1941

Gallagher, Harry B.† August 30th, 1944
Plot: B Row: 15 Grave: 10

Hamilton, Stephen Howard "Ham"* August 3rd, 1920
† March 10th, 1944

Houston, Richard J. "Dick"† November 14th, 1944

Kane, Joseph K. "Joe"† February 26th, 1942

Kelly, Arthur F. "Kel"* October 9th, 1922
† January 2nd, 1943
Plot: 28 Row: 2 Grave: 56-4

Kelly, Michael E.* 1922
† June 6th, 1944
Plot: F Row: 15 Grave: 18

Kenneley, George A. "Colonel"† April 1st, 1942
Plot: A Row: 16 Grave: 1

Kloss, George Elmer "Bud"* February 22nd, 1920
† November 1st, 1943
Plot: 22 

Koness, Walter I. "Walt"† August 27th, 1943
Plot: E Row: 4 Grave: 9

Lister, Donald J. "Don"* 1921
† July 13th, 1943
Plot: D Row: 6 Grave: 25

Lucia, William Guy "Luke"* July 26th, 1924
† May 9th, 1945

Macina, Frank G. "Muss"* 1924
† September 30th, 1944

Maher, William N. "Bill"* June 9th, 1917
† July 4th, 1944

Marley, John J. "Jake"† January 12th, 1944

Mascolino, Mariano Anthony "Muscles"* June 3rd, 1924
† May 11th, 1945

McGuire, Edward T. "Ed"† August 2nd, 1943

McKenna, John H. "Mac"† May 17th, 1942

Michelazzo, Nuccio J. "Mic"* February 10th, 1923
† February 21st, 1943
Plot: 58 Row: 2 Grave: 11-6

Miller, George Francis "Blow Ho"* September 13th, 1918
† September 25th, 1944

Mongeau, Martin A. "Marty"† August 18th, 1943

Morris, Hamilton Francis "Ham"* June 1st, 1917
† October 23rd, 1943
Plot: Y Row: 24-19 

O'Connell, Phillip B. "Phil"† October 28th, 1942

Otton, Robert Aubrey "Bob"* March 5th, 1926
† February 19th, 1945

O’Reilly, Martin G.† July 4th, 1945

Paulsen, Robert H. "Powder"* October 19th, 1921
† January 19th, 1944

Regan, John J. "Babe"* 1917
† May 25th, 1944

Reiners, James D. "Luke"† January 21st, 1945

Ries, Robert E. "Bob"* January 22nd, 1921
† July 29th, 1944
Plot: A Row: 41 Grave: 2

Ryan, Thomas J. "Tom"† February 25th, 1942

Stack, John J. "Joe"* October 8th, 1918
† October 13th, 1944

Walsh, John E. "Knobby"† April 18th, 1945

Walsh, William Bernard "Pawnee"* November 13th, 1923
† March 13th, 1945
Plot: D Row: 4 Grave: 4

Wang, Elmer Francis "Tarzan"* July 12th, 1923
† February 27th, 1945

Watson, Harry W. "Hirsh"* September 4th, 1920
† February 1st, 1945
Plot: 12 Grave: 6873

Weldon, Donald R. "Don"† May 6th, 1945

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