U.S. Army 1942–1945
At the age of 22, Joseph A. Todisco was called up to join the Army. After learning to fire artillery weaponry and helping to write ground to air defense manuals, Joe was soon sent to New Guinea and the Philippines, with expectations of defending against the Japanese. In the Philippines he was a sentry at the home of General Douglas MacArthur and saw firsthand the results of war. He speaks fondly of the General and his leadership.