|Joseph in 1929|
Joseph was drafted in June 1942. He took his basic military training at Camp Swift, Texas with the 379th Infantry in the 95th Infantry Division before going to Fort Benning, Georgia for Officer Candidate School. He then served at Camp Kohler, California and Camp Hood, Texas. Sometime in this period he married a local woman, Mildred R. Havel, and the couple established a home at 3425 Cuyler Avenue, Cicero. Unfortunately, 2LT Snedorf spent little if any time there as he was sent to the European theater in July 1944. He was transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry on 24 Oct 1944. 2LT Snedorf served as a platoon leader in fighting through Baesweiler and Setterich until he was killed in action in fighting in Koslar, Germany.
2LT Snedorf was repatriated and re-interred in Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois.