John Bozicevich

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  • Staff Sergeant
  • Served: January 12, 1942 – October 29, 1945 Army; June 30, 1950 – July 23, 1951 Air force
  • World War II, Korean War
  • Awarded American Defense Medal, American Service Medal, European Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal

John Bozicevich was born in Ironwood Michigan on March 25, 1918, the oldest of four children.
After graduating from L.L. Wright High School, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) at Camp Independence, Independence Wisconsin. In 1942 John joined the United States Army and was attached to the 767 Field Artillery Battalion as a Staff Sergeant. The Battalion saw combat in France and Germany.
In 1945 after receiving an Honorable Discharge, John married Phyllis Martini in Ironwood Michigan, moved to Milwaukee Wisconsin and started a family.
Life was interrupted in June 1950 when he joined the Air Force and was called into action because of the Korean War. He was stationed in San Francisco and performed duties as a Staff Sergeant.
In July of 1951, John returned to Milwaukee and continued his job at General Electric. John and Phyllis had five children and would often return to Ironwood and Presque Isle for family vacations.
See Brothers Joe Bozicevich  and Charles Bozicevich

Deceased December 13, 1973. Interred St. Adalbert, Milwaukee, Wisconsin