|courtesy of Des Philippet|
He was sent overseas after his initial training. Sent to England he was assigned to H Company 116th Infantry. We believe that he participated in the D-Day landings. PFC Kovaleski fought with the unit until 16 Jul 1944 when he was wounded and evacuated to the hospital. Joseph returned to the unit from the replacement depot on 28 Aug 1944. He fought with the unit through the battle for Brest. PFC Kovaleski was killed in action on 22 Oct 1944.
PFC Kovaleski was buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.