Honoree Joseph C. Carbone

Southampton, NY Carbone J ProofJoseph Carbone’s heroic service to our country, began at age 17 when, still needing his parents’ approval due to his tender age, he left his boyhood home in Brooklyn and enlisted in the US Army.  PFC Carbone was stationed in WWII Germany, Co. B, 318th Infantry. Not quite a month after his 19th birthday, on 2 April 1945, PFC Carbone exhibited heroic achievement near Niedersweren, when an enemy force of 12 tanks and 100 infantrymen attacked the rear installations and were retreating. PFC Carbone, and 4 comrades stationed themselves in a house along the expected route of the enemy’s withdrawal, and waiting until the enemy was about 50 yards from the building, opened fire, surprising the enemy and resulting in enemy soldiers being killed, wounded and captured. PFC Carbone was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for this act of heroism, as well as the Conspicuous Service Cross, presented to him by the local American Legion Post No. 388.

Following his military service, Mr. Carbone met and married his beloved wife of 70 years, Doris, and they moved from Brooklyn to Westchester County, where they raised two daughters. Weekends and vacations were frequently spent at the family home, “Baywinds,” in Southampton, where Joe and Doris relocated permanently in 1989. They were both active in their community and church, and established many dear friendships; happily spending their remaining years enjoying their beachfront oasis along with their daughters, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  PFC Joseph Carbone‘s legacy will forever be one of heroism, honesty, fidelity and deep love for his family and his country.