Woodbury County

Capt. Joseph L. Mackey



Four Brothers Serving Overseas

Four sons of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Mackey, 701 Prescott Street, are serving in Uncle Sam’s forces overseas and in this country.

Joseph L. Mackey, stationed in north Africa, has been advanced to a captain’s rank. Previously, Capt. Mackey was stationed in Northern Ireland. Promoted to a sergeant was John W. Mackey, who is in the medical corps at Kelly field, Texas.

Melville V. Mackey, stationed in the Hawaiian Islands, has been named a private first class. Chief Machinist Mate O.E. Mackey is stationed at San Diego.

Mrs. Joseph L. Mackey is residing in Sioux City in Sioux City. Mrs. John W. Mackey is with her husband in San Diego. Mrs. O.E. Mackey and family are in San Diego.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 24, 1943 (photo included)

Memorial Rites to Pay Tribute to Capt. Mackey

Members of Westlawn Presbyterian church will pay tribute to Capt. Joseph L. Mackey, 802 Nebraska Street, who was killed in Africa, with a memorial service at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. G. Scott Porter, pastor of the church will be the speaker.

Capt. Mackey was born October 3, 1911, in Fowler, Illinois. He was a graduate of Central High School and formerly was employed in The Journal mailing department. He was a lieutenant in the Iowa National Guard and was promoted to the rank of captain while stationed in Ireland.

According to word received by the widow, Capt. Mackey died “As a result of wounds suffered in action.”

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, May 28, 1943