Pfc Sheridan was born in 1923 in Bradford County Pennsylvania and was killed in action on Monday, Jan 8, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge.|
Pfc Sheridan is the son of Eugene J Sheridan [b 10/13/1881 in Samania, NY and died 4/8/1929 in Powell, Bradford Co. PA] a Tannery laborer and the son of Lulu Luann Shiner Sheridan [b 07/29/1882 in Pa and died 10/17/1960 in Powell, Bradford Co, Pa].
The 1930 US Census for Monroe, Bradford Co. Pa shows Joseph residing at #7 Canton Ave with his widowed mother and sister Geraldine [b 11/20/1917 in Pa and died unknown] and a brother Philip Hugh [b 3/23/1919 in Pa and died unknown]. Pfc Sheridan had a brother Wayne [b 12/04/1906 and died 8/1966 in Bradford Co, Pa] and a sister Eloise [b in 1906 in Florida and died unknown] who do not appear on this census.
Pfc Sheridan enlisted in the Army on Nov 2, 1942 at Wilkes Barre, PA. His enlistment sates Joseph had completed 2 years of high school and was employed as an auto serviceman.
SPAN CLASS="normalloose">The 507 Boots & Wings newspaper issue of Aug 30, 1943 [pg 11] mentions Pfc Sheridan….‘Among the recent promotions are that of Pvt Jos. E Sheridan to Pfc. Congratulations fellows.’
Pfc Sheridan was awarded the Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].
Pfc Sheridan is interred at Henri-Chapelle, American Cemetery, Belgium. At Plot G Row 14 Grave 43.