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Lieut Joseph R Radosevich
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1912
New Mexico, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1945, Japan

Joseph was the son of Yugoslavian immigrants Matt and Mary Radosevich, residents of Gallup, New Mexico. Identified siblings were: Matt, John, Mary O., Stanley, and Jennie (1920, 1930 & 1940 Census).

On 6 Jan 1941, Sergeant Joseph Radosevich was called to active duty from the National Guard and assigned to the Coast Artillery Corps in Gallup, New Mexico. He was described as: divorced without dependents, 6 feet tall, 167 pounds, and a salesperson. He was serving with the 200th Coast Artillery Corps in the Philippines when Imperial Japanese began their invasion on 8 Dec 1941. The 200th was divided to form the 515th Coast Artillery Regiment. Joseph was transferred to the 515th to defend Manila. It's undetermined when Joseph was commishioned a 2nd Lieutenant, but probobly when the 515th was formed. Japanese aerial attacks destroyed the artillery weapons and forced those units to fight as infantry. The 515th was among American and Filipino forces on the Bataan Peninsula when they were compelled to surrender on 19 May 1942. Joseph survived the Bataan Death March that followed, but died at Fukuoka POW Camp #1 (Pine Tree Camp), Kashii, Kyushu Island, Japan. Joseph's remains were cremated by the Japanese and subsequently interred in the Philippines. On 25 May 1940, his sister, Mary O. Butkovic, applied for the cenotaph marker for Hillcrest Cemetery, Gallup, New Mexico.
Family links: 
  Matt Radosevich (1865 - 1928)
  Mary Radosevich (1875 - 1941)
  Mary D Radosevich Butkovich (1908 - 1994)*
  Joseph R Radosevich (1912 - 1945)
*Calculated relationship
Hillcrest Cemetery
McKinley County
New Mexico, USA
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Originally Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Sep 01, 2012
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Lieut Joseph R Radosevich
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- Elyse Hardin
 Added: Aug. 14, 2015
In remembrance of your honored service
- truchasnm
 Added: Jan. 20, 2013
Died in Japanese POW camp
- mike capistran
 Added: Dec. 12, 2012

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