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Joseph Silverman

Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps

318233

4th Marine Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: July 4, 1944
Buried at: Crescent Burial Park
                  Route 130 and Union Avenue
                  Pennsauken, NJ
Awards: Purple Heart


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH SILVERMAN was born in Camden NJ to Herman and Ethel Silverman. He had lived at 279 White Horse Pike in Berlin NJ. 

In 1930 Joseph Silverman graduated with honors from Camden County Vocational  School, on Browning Road in Pennsauken NJ. The 1930 Class was the first to graduate from this school.  

Joseph Silverman enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps, in Philadelphia, on September 2, 1941. After training in this country he served for two years at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was home for a 30 day furlough at home before leaving for the Pacific late in 1943. Private Silverman saw action in the Marshall Islands Campaign and on Saipan, Marianas Islands, where he was killed in action, July 4, 1944, and interred in the U.S. Cemetery there. His company received the Presidential Citation, and he was entitled to wear the American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and was award posthumously the Purple Heart Medal. 

He was survived by his parents, Herman and Ethel Silverman, of 279 White Horse Pike, Berlin NJ, brothers Frank and Harry, and four sisters, Florence, May, Helen, and Gertrude. After the war, his body was returned home, and he was buried at Crescent Burial Park in Pennsauken NJ on January 2, 1949.

Ten days after Joseph Silverman was killed, a member of his high school graduating class, Army Air Force First Lieutenant John A. Lofland, was lost while flying a transport plane over the Himalayas.


Camden
Courier-Post

December 30, 048

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Joseph Silverman


BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Berlin, NJ

HONORED BY
Mr. Frank Quate 

 
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