SOLD! World War II U.S. Army Purple Heart Medal group (Named: Joe N. Albright) Item #0220
World War II U.S. Army Purple Heart Medal, officially government engraved: Joe N. Albright, Slot Brooch, Pin-back Ribbon, Lapel pin, Dogtags, sterling silver Combat Infantry Badge, & 2 officer collar insignia. +biography & research. Ribbon tested U.V. Negative as shown in photo 6.United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Dr. Joe Ned Albright was born April 16th 1926 in Texas.
Dr. Albright served in the 95th Infantry Division during World War II earning 3 battle stars and a Purple Heart. He continued to serve in the National Guard, and during the Korean War, he became an Army Bandleader. Dr. Albright studied trumpet with Edward Treutel, William Vacchiano, and Harry Glantz. He received his Doctorate at Teacher's College, Columbia University in 1963. Dr. Albright taught for 35 years in the public schools of Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and Scarsdale. As director of the Scarsdale High School Band for 21 years, his Symphonic Band performed in Elizabeth City, NC, Williamsburg, Va., Washington, DC, Wyalusing, Pa, Boston, Mass, Montreal and Toronto, Canada and a number of times at Lincoln Center. He conducted more than a dozen concerts each summer with the Westchester Band for 31 years. He has served as President of the Westchester County School Music Association, Representative for Zone 11 of the New York State School Music Association, and director of the Westchester Music and Arts Camp (now called the Aaron Copland Camp). When he retired, he played in the Suncoast Concert Band and the Sarasota Concert Band.
United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Dr. Joe Ned Albright passed away on January 23rd 2015. He is survived by his wife 'Pug', his children Cindy Dowd, Marybeth Albright, Bob Albright, and Joe Albright, and nine grandchildren. His funeral mass was held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church at 10:00a.m. Friday, February 6th 2015. He is buried at the Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota County, Florida.
I am including 14 printed research documents from the Ancestry National Archives file’s, N.Y. National Guard Select Military Registers, N.Y. National Guard Service Cards, & Find a Grave.