He joined the U.S. Navy on 8 May 1946 and was honorably discharged on 6 May 1949.  He served aboard the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt at the rank of TD3 during that time. 


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Joe began his education studying electronics through various branches of the military.  He served 35 years in civil service, retiring in 1984.  After leaving the 8 to 5 job, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and working in the construction business with his close friend, Michael Sanders.







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