Plymouth County

Lt. Martin John Joynt





NEWS of the BOYS in the SERVICE

Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Joynt received a letter from their son, John, telling them of his promotion April 1, from Ensign to a Lieutenant Junior Grade.  He has been in charge of a gun crew on a merchant vessel on the Caribbean but was recently transferred to the Atlantic.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, May 5, 1944

Lieut. John Joynt Back To Shore Duty After Nine Months

A press bulletin from the Navy public relations office at New Orleans, Louisiana, gives the following information concerning Lieut. John Joynt, who is stationed at New Orleans:

“Lt. (jg) Martin J. Joynt, USNR, 29, of Des Moines, has returned to the Armed Guard Center here after nine months duty afloat as commander of the Navy gun crew aboard a merchant vessel that delivered war cargoes to ports of the United Kingdom.

Assuming active duty on February 3, 1943, the Armed Guard officer received indoctrination at Dartmouth and Princeton and attended Armed Guard School at Gulfport, Miss., prior to his assignment to this center.

Prior to entering the service Lt. Joynt was employed as a deputy collector for the Internal Revenue Department at Des Moines. He received the bachelor’s degree from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, in 1937, and the law degree from the Des Moines College of Law in 1942.

He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Joynt of 351 Central Ave., LeMars. His wife, the former Marjorie Burns, and their son live at 713 11th St., West, in Des Moines.”

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, January 2, 1945