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Jacob (Jack) Joseph

Name:
Jacob (Jack) Joseph
Class:
1940
Date of Death:
October 22, 1942
School:
Columbia College
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Captain Jacob Joseph, U.S. Marine Corps, was killed in action at Guadalcanal on October 22, 1942. Two weeks before his death, he wrote to Professor Moore of the Music Department to describe the experiences he had had since leaving the United States on April 13, 1942. He mentioned leaving his classical records behind when he headed to the front line, and that once there, he found the most valuable items to be a "tin of bismuth, a bagful of hand grenades, as well as an even temper." Every summer, a memorial service is held for Captain Joseph at Ten Mile River Scout Camp, Narrowsburg, New York. 
 

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