PVT Joseph Denes Hosszu Jr was born 29 Aug 1916 son of Joseph Denes and Theresa (Balogh) Hosszu in Hungary. The immigrant family settled in Hammond, Indiana. About 1937 Joseph Jr married Violet Alice Biksey with whom he had several children.
Joseph was drafted 22 Sep 1943
and was assigned to G Company 116th Infantry on 19 Jun 1944.
He is recorded as being seriously wounded on 30 Jun 1944 and transferred to hospital. It was there that he died of his wounds.
He was repatriated in 1948 and now rests forever in Oak Hill Cemetery in Hammond, Indiana.