Yurcho, Joseph, Jr., SSMB3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
SSMB-0000-Ship's Serviceman Barber
Last Rating/NEC Group
Ship's Serviceman Barber
Primary Unit
1945-1945, SSMB-0000, USS Refuge (AH-11)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
SSMB-Ship's Serviceman Barber

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Contact Info
Home Town
Nuremburg, PA
Last Address
87 Delaware Rd
Easton, PA

Date of Passing
Nov 18, 1990
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Newport News Navy YardUSS Franklin (CV-13)USS Fanshaw Bay (CVE-70)USS Refuge (AH-11)
  1943-1944, SSMB-0000, Newport News Navy Yard
  1944-1945, SSMB-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
  1945-1945, SSMB-0000, USS Fanshaw Bay (CVE-70)
  1945-1945, SSMB-0000, USS Refuge (AH-11)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 28, 1944, Promoted to SSMB3
  Apr 19, 2019, General Photos
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Last Known Activity

After his Navy service, Joseph Yurcho worked for the Tobyhanna Army Depot from which he retired. He also served for 20 years as a GOP committeeman for the 116th District.

Joe & his wife Amelia raised 10 children and have many grandchildren & great grandchildren.  He loved to tinker around the house!

Joe was my grandfather.  My brother, Chris Marhelko, & I followed in his footsteps by joining the NAVY.  We're the only two in the family to do so!!  I'm proud of pap.  I wish he were still here with us so I could hear his NAVY stories!!  If anyone knew my grandfather, please get in touch with me.  I'd love to hear your memory of him!
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