JOSEPH K. ST. KING

Technical Sergeant | Ordnance Corps

 

While not faced with the rigors of foxholes and artillery, Sergeant St. King's service proved to be unique on its own.  Born Joseph Karoly Szentkiralyi to Hungarian parents in the Bronx, he was employed at the Ford Motor Company before being drafted into the Army a month before Pearl Harbor.  Beginning in the United States, he served in the midwest at Japanese internment camps, a source of mixed feelings during and after the war but duty essential to the Army at the time.  What followed was two years in the Pacific from Hawaii to small islands nearly swallowed by the ocean.

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