Joseph served as a Private in the 803rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided at 321 Campbell Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on March 25, 1941, prior to the war, in Syracuse, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a machine shop and also as Single, without dependents.
Joseph became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
Joseph "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 it is currently unknown where he is buried.
Service # 32033285
His cousin, Pfc. Mauro A. DiRoma, also died in World War II.
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett