• Links to Oral History Sessions: Salerno, Joseph T. (March 28, 2007)
  • Conflict(s): World War II; Korean War
  • Military Branch & Unit: Army
  • Theater(s): European; Korean; Pacific
  • US Army Division: 106th Infantry
  • US Army Regiment: 423rd Infantry
  • US Army Battalion: 1st Battalion
  • US Army Company: B Company


Mr. Salerno served as a rifleman in the 106th Infantry Division in the European Theater during WWII. He was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and was imprisoned for the remainder of the war in Stalag IV-B and at a worksite near Gleina, Germany. During the Korean War, he served as a public affairs officer for the US Army Transportation Corps in Korea and Japan. In his postwar career, he worked as a Veterans Administration administrator.