Joe Szymusiak served in the WWII US Navy Armed Guard under his boxing name of Joe J Lyons. Joe lost his life fighting for his country. The official reports and the sinking report on his ship, the SS Pierre Gibault are shown below. This page is a tiny tribute to a man who fought both as a boxer and as a member of the WWII US Navy Armed Guard. The need for this page was brought to our attention by his Nephew, Edward Sysmusiak. If you knew Joe, please email Edward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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