Over fifty year resident of Lindenhurst, Joseph S Randazzo enlisted in the Army in 1944. He was assigned to the 75th Infantry G Company.
He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Colmar Pocket in Colmar, France. Attached to the British 6th Army in Holland, they captured Demlo in Holland and liberated it. Attached to the US 9th Army he crossed the Rhine River in March, 1945. On April 7th, 1945 he was wounded in Germany. He was hospitalized in England and then in the U.S. for a year. He received an honorable discharge from Camp Upton in April, 1946.
Joseph received the Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Army Occupation of Germany Medal, Sharp Shooter, Contiguous Service Cross, European Theatre of Operations and 3 Combat Stars. He is the recipient of Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Joseph has always been an active member in his community. He was the proud Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Lindenhurst Chapter 185. Joseph continues to be an active member of the Lindenhurst VFW at 94 years old.