FULL NAME:

Alvin J. Joslow

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

33805109

  • DATE OF BIRTH: Nov 12, 1924
  • DATE OF DEATH: Aug 8, 1944
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DATE / PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
  • DATE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Nov 12, 1943
  • PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    9th Infantry Regiment
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company F, 2nd Battalion
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Private (Pvt.)
  • POSITION IN UNIT:
    Rifleman
BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS

✭ Normandy Campaign (6 June – 24 July 1944), ✭ Northern France Campaign (25 July – 14 September 1944)

DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS (AWARDS)

🎖Purple Heart, 🎖European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

SUMMARY OF HIS SERVICE

"I had returned to camp about one week when the Red Cross called me to their office. They informed me that my brother was reported ‘killed in action‘ in St. Lo, France. He was in the Indian Head Division in the midst of the worst battles and probably didn´t have a chance to survive. According to their report, he had died of shrapnel wounds in the chest and shoulder in a field hospital. I broke down and could not stop crying. I was inconsolable. Where was this ‘merciful God‘ now? Death always came to others. At least I always pictured it this way and when death affected me directly it was unbearable tragedy," Herman S. Joslow, brother.

STATUS
  • CATEGORY:
    Killed in action (KIA)
  • DATE:
    Aug 8, 1944
  • LOCATION:
    Southeast of Vire, France
  • NOTES:
    First Location: Leg; Causative Agent: Artillery Shell, Fragments, Afoot or unspecified
HONORED BY:

Joslow Family

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File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)
in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946. - Record Group 64 (info)

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