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Joseph Raymond Sarnoski

First Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Richmond City
Died In: over Buka area, Solomon Islands
Awards: Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Silver Star

Awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for action on a volunteer mission over Solomon Islands, June 16, 1943. Served as bombardier on B-17 bomber, & in flight with 20 Japanese planes, continued to fire guns until mortally wounded.

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