Courtesy Lowell Sun, March 26, 1945
Private Joseph Edward Albert was born in Lowell on October 12, 1910 the son of Alfred and Alia (Brunelle) Albert. He was killed in action on Iwo Jima on March 6, 1945. The family lived in the acre section of Lowell and New York City. Joseph was 33 years old when he died in the Pacific. He had a 7 year old son Thomas E. Albert who was left an orphan when his dad died. He was the one that unveiled the plaques honoring the WW2 soldiers that line the Hall of Flags.
When Joseph Edward Albert died he was survived by his mother, two brothers Joseph Andrew Albert of New York City and Alfred Leo Albert of Lowell and a son, seven year old Thomas E. Albert and his aunts Mrs. Eugenie Lemay and Mrs. Alice Barlow. His mother died on September 19, 1950 and is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Chelmsford. He graduated from St. Joseph School and was employed at the Lowell Ordinance Plant.
He was killed during the fierce fighting on Iwo Jima. He left his son with no parents. His son grew up in Lowell, married and had two daughters. It looks like he had a full life. He died in 2010 at age 72. His dad is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu Hawaii. Please do not forget him. Lest we forget.