Joseph T. Racek

Joseph Racek was inducted into the Army on February 27, 1941, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Home at entry: Meadowlands, Minnesota.

He served as a Technician 3rd Grade and auto parts clerk with Headquarters Company of the Fifth Army in Rome-Arno and Naples-Foggia, Italy.

Mr. Racek was awarded the following: Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze battle stars, World War II Victory Medal four overseas service bars.

He was honorably discharged on May 17, 1945, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.

Source: Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project. 259.

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