#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Joseph Stephen Acsai


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Joseph Stephen Acsai. Joseph served from 1941 to 1945 during World War II with the 91st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron.

Joseph trained at Fort Bliss, Texas before going to Desert Center in Southern California under General Patton. In September 1942, Joseph went to Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia followed by Fort Dix, New Jersey.

In December 1942, Joseph was stationed in North Africa as part of the Operation Torch invasion. He was made sergeant of his platoon. Joseph later fought in the Sicilian Campaign in Italy. He was present for the bombing of the Monte Cassino.

In an interview with the Veterans History Project, he reflected on his leadership position throughout the war, commenting, “I am very proud of one thing. I have never had one man killed in all the time I was overseas.” Joseph passed away on July 10, 2012 at the age of 92.

We honor his service.


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Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.

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Kelsey Turner

Kelsey Turner is a sophomore at Brown University studying public policy with a focus in education. She is also a social media intern for the US Department of Veteran Affairs.

Comments

  1. Remote Wipe    

    No one under his command was killed, I am assuming that is what he intended to say during his interview. Was he part of a mobile force or unit? I’ve never heard of Operation Torch or Monte Cassino is that a remote location in Italy?

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