Cpl. Andrew D. Joslin

September 22, 1918–April 4, 1945

Service #: 37043419
Residence: Jones, Iowa
Education: *****
Occupation: Truck Driver
Marital Status: *****
Enlistment Date: April 23, 1941
Enlistment Place: *****
Unit: 634th Tank Destroyer Battalion, First U. S. Infantry Division
Awards: Bronze Star,
Burial: *****

Cpl. Andrew Joslin Awarded Bronze Star

With the 634th Tank Destroyer Battalion, First U. S. Infantry Division in Germany—Cpl. Andrew D. Joslin of Anamosa, recently was awarded the Bronze Star for remaining with his disabled tank destroyer vehicle to direct fire against a determined enemy counterattack. He is the son of Mrs. Mary Joslin of Anamosa.

Although hampered by a partially disabled vehicle, Cpl. Joslin fearlessly remained at his dangerous post and with outstanding accuracy directed effective fire upon hostile tanks and installations. He contributed materially to the repulsion of a determined enemy attack. Cpl. Joslin attended school in Anamosa. He drove a truck before entering the service in 1941. He is a gunner.

Source: The Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, April 5, 1945

Cpl. Andy Joslin Wounded In Action

Cpl. Andrew D. Joslin, son of Mary Joslin, was seriously wounded in Germany, according to a telegram received by his mother last Thursday. No further particulars were given. Cpl. Joslin had been in service four years and overseas, 16 months. A younger son, Sgfc Verne Joslin, was wounded a few weeks ago in Germany, but has now recovered and returned to his company.

Source: The Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, April 26, 1945


Photo:Jeff Mason

Corp. Joslin Died April 4

Wounded March 31 While In Germany

Mrs. Mary Joslin, Forest, received a telegram from the war department last week informing her that her son, Corp. Andrew D. Joslin, 26, died April 4 of wounds received in action against the Germans. Corp. Joslin, who fought with the First Army, had received the Bronze Star medal for meritorious action.

He entered military service April 23, 1941, at Tipton, and was trained for three years at Camp Claiborne, La. He left the United States in December, 1943, and landed in England. He served in France, and took part in the battle of Luxembourg. He went into Germany with the 634th Tank Destroyer battalion of the First Army. He had been in combat since July, 1944.

Born In 1913

Andrew, son of Cash and Mary Joslin, was born on a farm near Anamosa Sept. 22, 1918. Before enlisting in the service he was employed by the Nicoll Hatchery, Mechanicsville, as a truck driver. Surviving, besides his mother, are a sister, Mrs. Lee Johnson, Mechanicsvllle, and four brothers, Cyrus, Mechanicsville, Gerald and Wayne, at home, and Sergt. Verne C., with the 194th Glider Infantry unit in Germany.

His father died in 1931.

Source: The Anamosa Journal, Anamosa, Iowa, May 3, 1945