Private Joseph Francis Dever, United States Army grew up in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and joined the Army in February 1944 at
the age of 19. He was part of the 33rd Armored Regiment, a combat unit of the 3rd Armored Division, also known as the "Spearhead
Division." He trained at Fort Knox until serving overseas beginning in September, 1944. While in the service, he wrote letters
home to his father, Joseph Francis Dever, Sr., his mother Mabelle, and his sister Kathryn. A record from Boston College shows
he was awarded a degree on June 14, 1950 in Business Administration. He graduated magna cum laude.
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