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William Ryan and Joseph Britch members of a CCC* Camp near Chambersburg spent the weekend at their respective homes in Centralia.  [Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, PA], Monday, November 4, 1940]

* The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Originally for young men ages 1823, it was eventually expanded to young men ages 1728.

T/5 Joseph W. Britch was featured in the Young American Patriots publication, a series of books entitled "Young American Patriots" published shortly after the war, documented how the war affected different states and also documented the service of some of the individuals from those states.


In 1950 Joseph applied for Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Compensation and was awarded $430 .  At the time he was residing in Rockingham, NC which is about 609 miles west of Ft Bragg.

Grave marker for Joseph W. Britch in Plot: Section A, New Bern Memorial Cemetery
Trent Woods (Craven county), NC.

Joseph enlisted in the Army at Wilkes Barre, PA on 5 January 1943 and was assigned to Service Company, 508th PIR.

Pvt Britch departed Cam0p Mackall on 17 July 1943 for an unspecified school and was apparently reassigned as he did not return to the regiment.


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