[courtesy of Find A Grave member 46831114]
Grave marker of
Joseph Hall in Plot S1-C36, Salem County War Veterans Memorial Park &
Cemetery, Woodstown (Salem county), New Jersey.
Joseph entered service on
15 April 1943, On 19 August 1944, 2nd Lt Hall was transferred from
82nd A/B Division, Leicester, England to Company D, 508th PIR with
principal duty of assistant platoon leader.
On 30 January 1945, 2nd Lt
Hall was awarded the Silver Star "For Gallantry In Action - 31 December
On 3 February 1945, Lt
Hall was wounded action and evacuated. He returned to
duty on 12 April 1945 and was transferred to Service Company for further
Om 21 May 1945, Lt. Hall
was awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star "for gallantry in
action on 27-28 December 1944.
While hospitalized, he was
promoted to 1st Lt on 16 March 1945.
He received further honors
on 10 November 1945 when he was awarded the British Military Cross "for
outstanding gallantry in action during the period 27 Dec., 1944 to
January 1, 1945 near Haute-Bordeaux, Belgium.
His other military awards
include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the
Holland campaign and Airborne operations.
Joseph was discharged on
22 December 1945 but rejoined on 27 August 1951. He retired as a
Lieutenant Colonel on 31 May 1955.