Hubert J. Mackey

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NAME:
Hubert Joseph Mackey
NICKNAME:
Joe
SERVICE NUMBER:
980480
HOME OF RECORD:
Des Moines, IA
NEXT OF KIN:
Wife, Mrs Marguerite Mackey
(in Marysville, CA)
DATE OF BIRTH:
8/6/1918
SERVICE DATES:
1944 – 1945
DATE OF DEATH:
7/12/1946
CAMPAIGN UNIT MOS RATE RESULT
Iwo Jima B/1/24 601 Private WIA
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS:
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK:
Private

Biography coming soon.

The Des Moines Register, 13 July 1946.
The Des Moines Register, 13 July 1946.

The grisly tale of Joe Mackey’s murder dominated Iowa newspapers in July, 1946. First-degree murder charges were dropped after witnesses claimed Mackey used a racial slur in the altercation; however, Hall was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.