|courtesy of Diane Rawa Bronakowski|
Joseph was working as an apprentice machinist when drafted in October 1942. After attending his initial training he was sent to England in June 1943 and assigned to C Company 116th Infantry. He trained with the unit for the anticipated amphibious assault on occupied France at what would be code-named "Omaha beach". He was with the unit in that effort and fought with the unit until killed in action on 17 Jun 1944 (D+11).
PFC Lubak was repatriated and now rests forever in Trinity Cemetery in Erie, Pennsylvania.