(courtesy of Dan Miller)
Joseph enlisted in the Army at Ft
Sheridan, IL and was assigned to Company I, 508th PIR.
Pvt was transferred from
Company I to HQ 3rd on 11 August 1944.
T5 Brumbaugh was injured in action
on 31 January 1945 and was able to return to duty on 6 February 1945. He
was subsequently transferred to Service Company on 2 April 1945.
T5 Brumbaugh re-enlisted on 29
December 1945 and later transitioned into the newly formed Air Force.
He served in Korea but it is unclear as to which branch of the service
he was in at the time.
His military decorations include the
Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in Normandy
assault and the Bronze Star Medal which may have been awarded to him as
the holder of a Combat Infantryman Badge.