Joseph H. Shaddock

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  • PFC, Infantry, Low Speed Radio Operator
  • Served: November 16, 1942 – July 31, 1945
  • World War II, Rhineland, Sicily, Normandy
  • One Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Ribbon, 3 Bronze Service Stars, Combat Infantry Badge with Unit Citation
  • Honorable discharge at Hospital Center, Fort Carson, CO for inflicted wounds

Deceased April 7, 2010. Interred in Presque Isle, Wisconsin.

Joseph H. Shaddock was born June 5, 1921 to Joseph and Maytha Shaddock. As an only son, he could have received a deferment, but chose to enlist anyway because he wanted to serve. While in Sicily, he and many of his mates suffered frostbite resulting in many amputations. But after spending eight months in hospital in England he recovered fully and then headed to Omaha Beach for D-day (also his 23rd birthday). There he was shot and returned to stateside for treatment.

Following his honorable discharge Joseph returned home to Presque Isle to work as a carpenter with his father. In 1951, he married Betty (nee Mode) and moved to Milwaukee where he spent 20 years working for Kearney & Trecker, a machine milling company. They had three children and four grandchildren.

Following his retirement, he returned to the Northwoods of Wisconsin to enjoy 24 years of many activities. His favorite activity was flying. He was a pilot from the age of 19 and through 50 years of his life.