April 1945 — Okinawa Japan
Barling Youth is Killed on Okinawa Private First Class Joseph A. (Junior) Ferrari, 24 years old, a member of the 381st Infantry, was killed in action on Okinawa last April 24, according a telegram from the war department received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Ferrari, of Barling. A former employe of the Arcade, Private Ferrari had been in the army two and a half years, having participated in combat in the Philippines and Okinawa. Private Ferrari before moving to Barling lived in Jenny Lind, where he received his schooling. He was stationed at four army posts prior to overseas duty, Camp Adair, Ore., Camp White, Ore., Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Fort Lewis, Wash. Survivors include his parents, four brothers, Richard, of the home. Eugene, stationed with army forces in Italy, Kenneth Ray and Bobby Charles, both of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Pat Brush, and Myrtle Marie, of the home; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jenny Newman, Barling.