Joseph served as a Private, Battery E, 59th Coast Artillery, Harbor Defense, Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Bucks County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on August 12, 1940, prior to the war, in Trenton, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.
Joseph became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was repatriated here on November 17, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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