Joe grew up in St. Paul.
He served in Europe. Following the war, he returned to Nebraska and married his sweetheart, Sylvia Nagorski. In August, they will celebrate 65 years of marriage.
The couple has since made Cozad home. There they raised seven children and now have 15 grandchildren and eight great–grandchildren.
Joe will celebrate his 91st birthday next month.
Joe, we thank you for your service to our country.