Rank and Name, Private First Class Joseph G. Andres.
Unit/Placed in, 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division “Tropic Lightning”.
Joseph is born approx. on 1917 in Pennsylvania.
Father, Louis w. Andres.
Mother, Catherine A. (Berge) Andres.
Sister(s), Catherine Andres.
Brother(s), Francis Andres.
Joseph enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 32057548.
Joseph was KIA in the counter attacked by the Japanese after the attack with tanks on the Japanese positions in Putlan, Philippines on March 28, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, Marksman Ship Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army & Air Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Joseph is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Thanks to, https://books.google.nl/books?id=kgZPAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA124&lpg=PA124&dq=putlan+1945&source=bl&ots=8eTB8HzsTi&sig=ACfU3U28lNKo-ynM1wAWcoD4tiSuqj4H6A&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiUze7f5oHnAhUBPVAKHVUUA7kQ6AEwCnoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=putlan%201945&f=false
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com