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Joseph C. Kobby

Private First Class

351031

Company B
First Battalion
7th Marines
1st Marine Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: January 6, 1944
Buried at: Plot F1864K
                         Beverly National Cemetery
                         Beverly NJ
Awards: Purple Heart

PRIVATE JOSEPH C. KOBBY was born Joseph C. Koberstine, on June 10, 1920 in Gloucester City NJ. He attended Gloucester High School. Joseph Kobby enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in December of 1941, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Private Kobby was assigned to Company B, First Battalion of the 7th Marines after completing his basic training, serving in the same company as Camden residents Private First Class Joseph P. Bonk and Private First Class Harry C. Morrissey. The 7th Marines were put into the Guadalcanal campaign on September 11, 1942. During the fighting there, Private First Class Bonk was wounded and sent stateside, and Private First Class Morrissey was killed in action. 

Private Kobby was killed while serving with the 1st Marine Division during the fighting at Cape Gloucester, New Britain on January 6, 1944. He was survived by his parents, Charles and Ava Kobersteine, of 204 Nicholson Road, in the Gloucester Heights section of Gloucester City NJ. 

Joseph Kobby was brought home to New Jersey after the war. He was buried at Beverly Cemetery in Beverly NJ on February 18, 1949.



Camden
Courier-Post

February 17. 1949

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