(courtesy of John Lopes)
Grave marker for Joseph R. Cananzey in St. Joseph's
Cemetery, Taunton (Bristol), Massachusetts.
Joseph enlisted in the Army in Providence, RI; on
November 4, 1942. When he volunteered for parachutist duty he was
assigned to the 508th PIR at Camp Blanding, FL. Once he reported
in he was made a member of Company F. e remained in that Company
throughout the war.
Pvt Cananzey jumped into Normandy, France on D-Day,
June 6, 1944. He was wounded three days later and evacuated to the
188th General Hospital in Cirencester (near
Later, promoted to Pfc, Joseph was wounded a second
time during the Battle of The Bulge.