Colonel Joseph L. Juskowiak was born in
Shamokin, Pennsylvania , on December 12, 1921.
Entering the Army in 1942, he graduated from Officer Candidate School,
Camp Barkley, Texas, the following year.
As a Second Lieutenant in the Medical
Service Corps, he was assigned to the 369th Medical Battalion, 69th Infantry
Division, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, where he served as an Ambulance Platoon
Leader and Company Commander.
During World War II he participated in
the Rhineland and Central European Campaigns as a member of the 69th and 29th
Infantry Divisions, European Theater of Operations. This was the division that
met the Russians on River Elbe.
Released from active duty following
World War II, Colonel Juskowiak was recalled at the outset of the Korean War and
assigned as Assistant Property Officer, QM Section, 6012th AUS, Camp Stoneman,
California, and then to Korea. At
this time he branch transferred from the Medical Service Corps to the
Quartermaster Corps. In Korea from 1951 to 1953, he participated in four
campaigns while serving with the Headquarters, Eighth US Army Far East Command.
From December 1959 to August 1963 he was
assigned to the Office of the Quartermaster General.
This service was interrupted by his attendance at the Command and General
Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Army Supply Management Course
at Fort Lee, Virginia. On August 29,
1963, he was assigned as Logistical Staff Advisor, Military Assistance Advisory
Group, Republic of China (Taiwan).
After 2 years in Taiwan, Colonel Juskowiak
served as an Executive Officer and Group Commander with the 54th General Support
Group, Fort Benning, Georgia, subsequently taking the Group to Vietnam. Next
came two assignments as Commanding Officer of the Phan Rang Sub Area Command and
the Cam Ranh Bay Sub Area Command. While
(from December 1966 to November 1967) he participated in both Phase II
and Phase III Counteroffensives.
Upon his return from Vietnam in November
1967, he was assigned as Chief, Services Section, US Army Infantry Center,
Fort Benning , Georgia.
From October 1970 through May 1972 he
was assigned as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics at Headquarters, US Army
Intelligence Command, Fort Holabird, Maryland.
He then was reassigned to Hawaii where he served as Chief of the Support
Services Division, DCSLOG, US Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
On June 7, 1973 he assumed the position of Deputy Installation Commander,
Fort Lee, Virginia.
From 1 July 1974 through 18 August 1974 he was assigned as the Director of Commissary Operations, US Army Troop Support Agency, Fort Lee, Virginia. He assumed his last position as Deputy Commander, US Army Troop Support Agency, Fort Lee, Virginia on 19 August 1974. Colonel Juskowiak retired from active duty on 30 September 1977 with 35 years of service.