Abstract of Military Service for Joseph Radivoy

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Abstract of Military Service for Joseph Radivoy

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Abstract of World War II Military Service


World War, 1939-1945


The abstract of World War II military service for Joseph W. Radivoy (1921-1995). The document includes Radivoy's name, home address, date of enlistment, the artillery he enlisted in, the number of years enlisted, how he was separated from active service, what he re-enlisted in and when.

Born in Middletown, New York, in 1921, Radivoy's father had immigrated to the United States from Austria in the early 1900s, and his mother was born in New York. Radivoy served in the United States National Guard in 1940, and then served in the United States Army during World War II. He rose to the rank of Technician Fifth Grade during his service. After the war, he returned to New York and worked in the restaurant industry throughout much of his life, eventually owning Joe’s Tavern. In addition to living in Middletown, he lived in Rock Hills, New York, and later moved to Holiday, Florida, where he passed away in 1995. He was buried at Wallkill Cemetery in Middletown, New York, and is memorialized at Florida National Cemetery, in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


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Digital reproduction of original typewritten abstract of military service, 1940.


Adjutant General's office

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ca. 1940




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1 typewritten abstract of military service






Middletown, New York

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Kelly, Karen
Cravero, Geoffrey

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. London [u.a]: Routledge, 2003.



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