Following in His Brothers Footsteps

Charles Joseph “Joe” Broder was born 30 Apr 1939 in St. Louis.  His parents were Francis Broder (1917-1977) and Geneva Huitt Broder (1913-1987).  Joe had one sister Helen Marie and one brother: Michael.  Joe graduated from McBride High School.

Joe followed in his older brothers’ footsteps and joined the Marines after graduating high school in 1958. He was stationed in 1st Recruit Training battalion at Twenty-Nine Palms San Diego.  

For the rest of his story, click on the pdf below.


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