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Joe Pascal


Date and Place of Birth: 1915 Manhattan, NY
Date and Place of Death:    January 14, 1945 Luxembourg
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Pitcher
Rank: Private First Class
Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations

Joseph N. Pascal, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pascal, was born in Manhattan, New York in 1915, and moved to Brooklyn as a youngster. After graduating from Holy Cross parochial school he entered St. Francis Prep School, where he starred as a pitcher on the 1933 and 1934 championship teams, hurling a no-hitter the latter year. He also pitched for the Brooklyn-Queens Amateur League's Flatbush Dodgers at the old Parade Grounds. In 1935, he hurled a three-hit shutout against Dunton to capture the league championship and won the World Telegram Medal for his baseball achievements.

Pascal later pitched in the Queens Alliance League for Melvina, Wins B.B.C and Jamaica Water Supply. Before entering military service in December 1942, he was employed by the New York Dock Company.

Married to the former Marie Mockler and with a young son, Joseph, Jr., who was born in May 1943, Private First Class Pascal was killed in action with Patton’s Third Army in Luxembourg on January 14, 1945.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 27, 1934
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 11, 1934
Long Island Daily Press, September 23, 1935
Long Island Daily Press, June 21, 1937
Long Island Daily Press, August 27, 1937
Brooklyn Eagle, February 3, 1945

Date Added May 13, 2013 Updated July 22, 2013

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