Joseph A. Volz
E.M.2c
E Division
USN
USS West Virginia
1943-1948

Joseph A. "Joe" Volz, born Aug. 29, 1924, Coldwater, OH, and enlisted in the USN Dec. 8, 1942.  He was assigned to the USS West Virginia in 1943 at Bremerton Naval Station and served aboard during the naval engagements of Leyte Gulf, Mindoro operation, the naval battle of Surigao Strait, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay.
     He remained aboard the West Virginia in Bremerton, WA, after she was decommissioned until his discharge on Dec. 9, 1948.  He was called back to active duty during the Korean War from August 1950 until discharge in November 1951.
     Retired from Boeing Airplane Co., Feb. 1, 1988, after 32 years as a maintenance electronic supervisor.  He and his wife, Blanche, reside in Bellevue, WA.  They have been married for 49 years and have three children and nine grandchildren

Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing

Click the photo below.  The sailors are - (L-R) Thomas L. Egan (Em. 3c- E - division), Joseph Volz (Em. 2c- E - division), Ross Moore (Em. 1c- E - division)


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