Joe Cipriano Keeping Team In Title Race
has been received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cipriano, that
their son, Pvt. Joseph R. Cipriano, is keeping the company "B"
baseball team of Fort McClellan, Alabama, in the running for the
league title. His steady playing has kept them on top for the last
eight weeks. He is completing his infantry basic training there
after which he will start training as a paratrooper at Fort Benning,
[The Plain Speaker, Hazleton, PA, 23 Sep 1944, Sat, Page 8]
Joe Cipriano Promoted
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cipriano, of 104 North
Wyoming street, received word that their son, Joseph Cipriano, has
been promoted to private first class. He is with the 507th [sic] Paratroop
Division in France.
[Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, 28 May 1945, Mon, Page 14]
Pfc. Joe Cipriano, of Hazleton, was elected captain of his "B" Co.
basketball team and they went on to win the 1st Battalion champion-
shin of the 508th Parachute Regirnent. The teams are nor playing in
the USFET League, composed of all outfits, serving as Army of
Occupation in Frankfurt, Germany.
[The Plain Speaker, Hazleton, PA11 Dec 1945, Tue, Page 17]
(courtesy of "Virginia")
Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Compensation record and
grave marker for Joseph R. Cipriano in the Most Precious Blood
Cemetery, Hazleton (Luzerne county), Pennsylvania.
Joseph enlisted in the Army at Wilkes Barre, PA on
6 July 1944. Following completion of basic training and jump
school he was sent to Europe.
Om 8 March 1945 Pvt Cipriano was transferred from
the 11th Reinforcement Depot to Company B, 508th PIR which was then
posted to Sissonne, France.
When the war ended the 508th was sent to
Frankfort, Germany where it became the Honor Guard for General
Eisenhower and Pfc Cipriano was amongst the men who performed that
.On 24 June 1946 he was discharged at Fort Dix,
But, on 23 January 1951 he was called back to duty
for the Korean Conflict and served until he was again discharged on
20 October 1952.