Mauro, Joseph

Joseph Mauro

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Oral History Session #1
March 17, 2011
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Andrew Provinsal
Sandra Stewart Holyoak
Elaine Cigolini
Transcript Production Team:
Domingo Duarte
Jonathan Conlin
Nicholas Trajano Molnar
Recommended Citation:
Mauro, Joseph Oral History Interview, March 17, 2011, by Sandra Stewart Holyoak and Andrew Provinsal, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
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Joseph Mauro grew up in Fairview, New Jersey, and as a youth joined the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.  Mauro joined the US Army in 1942, where he became a mechanic and truck driver for the 45th Evacuation Hospital of the 29th Division, First Army in the European Theater.  During his time in Europe, Mauro participated in five invasions, including D-Day, the liberation of Paris, operations near the Battle of the Bulge and the Malmedy Massacre, and the liberation of Camp Buchenwald, among many others.  After the war, Mauro was employed by Ford Motor Company, retiring there in 1980.