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Joe A. Lolley, 2007 (Interviewed by Julia Monczunski)

  • Branch of Service: United States Army
  • Highest Rank: Private 1st Class
  • Military Service: November 29, 1943 - March 10, 1946


Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.

:10 - Battle experience 
1:34 - Utah Beach landing 
2:44 - Enlisted when 18
3:05 - Too much cruelty in war
3:50 - Dachau Concentration Camp and cruelty 
5:20 - Gunning crew
6:30 - Home front 
7:25 - How war affected life
8:29 - Freedom isn't free; watch for dictators 

Joseph Angelo Lolley obituary 

This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Hot Springs, SD. 


Images Provided by Joe A. Lolley

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Military Issued Drivers License


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Joe A. Lolley, Paris, 1945


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Joe A. Lolley standing by a 155 howitzer, Berchtesgaden, Germany


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Joe A. Lolley was a route marker near Bastone, Belgium during WWII. One day his brother drove by in a truck hauling a tank. They visited for about 15 minutes. Mr. Lolley commented, "I was never so surprised to see someone!"


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Joe A. Lolley guarded German soldiers as they buried these bodies. (Photo provided by Joe A. Lolley)


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Joe A. Lolley guarded German soldiers as they buried these bodies. (Photo provided by Joe A. Lolley)


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Joe A. Lolley guarded German soldiers as they buried these bodies. (Photo provided by Joe A. Lolley)


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Joe A. Lolley guarded German soldiers as they buried these bodies. (Photo provided by Joe A. Lolley)


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