I picked this up along a few other things this past weekend. PFC Joseph P. Cussimano enlisted in the Army July 22nd, 1943 and was assigned to the 24th Infantry Division. During the course of the war Cussimano fought in a number of different places; Hollanidia, Dutch New Guinea, Leyte, Mindoro, Luzon, Mindanao, and the Philippine Islands. On May 11th 1945 2,000 yards west of the City of Davao, Joseph's platoon took unexpected machine gun fire and wounded one of his fellow soldiers. PFC Cussimano opened fire on the enemy position. As the enemy began to falter other men from the platoon rescued the wounded soldier. His bravery was awarded with this beautiful Bronze star. After the war, Joseph Cussimano moved to Mastic Beach Long Island and started a family. He died June 22nd 2009 at the age of 85.