KIA June 26, 2008
Operation Enduring Freedom
Assigned to 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Jamestown, New York
Killed when his convoy encoutered multiple IED’s, small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades near Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan. Also killed were SFC Matthew L. Hilton and Spc. Mark C. Palmateer.
51 years old from Brooklyn, New York
Original portrait Presented July 10, 2009 to Joseph’s wife and family during a memorial event in Jamaica, New York