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T/5. Joyce, Reuben Hassell 

Service-Member Serial: 34608295

Registered for Draft: 

Enlistment Date: 23 MAY 1944

Enlistment Location: Camp Croft, South Carolina, United States

Terms of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law

Branch of Service: United States Army- AUS

Military Occupation: Maitenance Mechanic (341)

Enlistment Physical Description: 

Prior Occupation: Farmer

Race/Ethnicity: White

Marital Status: Married

Number of Dependents: 2

Height: 5'-8''

Build: 

Weight: 166lbs

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Blonde

Service Remarks: Reuben was assigned to the 1054th Engineers (Port Construction and Repair) Battalion. The battalion was organized and Constituted at Fort Joseph Screven, Georgia. The 1054th Engineers operated in the Pacific Theatre, on the island of New Guinea and the Philippines.

While assigned to the 1054th Engineers, Reuben participated in the following battles and campaigns:

- New Guinea

Recipient of:

- Asiatic Pacific Theatre Campaign Medal (with bronze service star)

- Purple Heart

- Victory Medal, World War 2

- Honorable Service Lapel Button

- Combat Infantryman's Badge

Rank at Separation: Technician Fifth Grade (T/5)

Separation Date: 24 OCT 1945

Separation Location: Separation Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA

Condition of Separation: Honorable Discharge

Birth: 18 SEP 1923, Sandy Ridge (Stokes County) North Carolina, US

Death: 27 AUG 1995, Stoneville (Rockingham County) North Carolina, US

Burial: Cemetery, Ayersville Baptist Church (Rockingham County) NC

LINEAGE

JOYCE LINE 1

- Reuben Hassell Joyce (1923-1995), son of

- Welborn Hassell Joyce (1897-1963), son of

- James S. Joyce (1875-1948), son of

- Joseph Johnson Joyce (1852-1908), son of

- Alexander Joyce, Sr (1813-1900), son of

- Thomas Joyce (1771-1842), son of

- John "Coon" Joyce (1750-1814), son of

- Thomas Joyce (1722-1780), son of

- Thomas Joass (1685-UNK), son of

- William Joass

JOYCE LINE 2

Reuben Hassel Joyce (1923-1995), son of

- Welborn Hassel Joyce (1897-1963), son of

- James Stonewall Joyce (1875-1948), son of

- Joseph Johnson Joyce (1852-1908), son of

- Alexander Joyce (1813-1900), son of

- Nancy Joyce (1774-1849), daughter of

- Elijah Joyce (1752-1804), son of

- Alexander Joyce (1715-1778), son of

- Thomas Joass (1685-UNK), son of

- William Joass

INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY:

Jordan Blake Turner