Photo of Herbert Joys, Jr. in uniform receiving Distinguished Service Cross

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Title

Photo of Herbert Joys, Jr. in uniform receiving Distinguished Service Cross

Subject

WWII
World War II
Army
Decatur, IL.

Description

Herald and Review Library: Joys, Herbert Jr., U. S. Army Signal Corps ; Maj Gen Louis A. Craig, CG, 9th Infantry Division, First army, presents Tec 3 Herbert J. Joys, 1551 E. Whitmer St., Decatur, Illinois of his command, with the distinguished service cross for heroism in action." Article on back of photo: "Maj. Gen. Louis A. Craig, First Army, presents Herbert J. Joys, technician third class, with the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism in action. The son of Mrs. Hazel Shealhan, of 1552 East Whitmer street, Joys led both medical personnel and wounded men over a hazardous route to evacuate them, under heavy enemy artillery, mortar and machine gun fire. Participating in the invasion of North Africa, Sicily and Normandy, he also holds the Good conduct medal, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the congressional Medal of Honor. Before entering service July 30, 1941, he was employed at the Benson Creamery Co.,"

Creator

U. S. Army Signal Corps, photo by Pvt. Richard W. Elliott

Source

unknown

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

5/26/1945

Contributor

Decatur Herald and Review

Rights

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Relation

unknown

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

AF428

Coverage

World War II

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

5 x 7"

Files

AF428-WWII_JOYS, HERBERT J (BEING DECORATED), 5-26-1945.jpg

Citation

U. S. Army Signal Corps, photo by Pvt. Richard W. Elliott, “Photo of Herbert Joys, Jr. in uniform receiving Distinguished Service Cross,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed October 18, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/610.