Joseph T. Gillette

a_gillette

NAME:
Joseph Thomas Gillette
NICKNAME:
SERVICE NUMBER:
439669
HOME OF RECORD:
Brooklyn, NY
NEXT OF KIN:
Mother, Mrs. Antoinette Gillette
DATE OF BIRTH:
10/15/1920
SERVICE DATES:
8/12/1942 – 3/13/1947
DATE OF DEATH:
7/7/1988
CAMPAIGN UNIT MOS RATE RESULT
Iwo Jima A/1/24 604 Private WIA
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS:
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK:
Corporal

Biography coming soon.

Joseph Gillette's Iwo wound left him paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. He later took part in a pilot program to provide special housing for paraplegic veterans. Photo from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 26 January 1947.
Joseph Gillette’s Iwo wound left him paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. He later took part in a pilot program to provide special housing for paraplegic veterans. Photo from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 26 January 1947.