GUTH, Joseph

Joseph Guth
Registration Nr.:     04899 / V 00685
Birthday:    02.12.1928, Luxembourg City
Father:     Guillaume GUTH
Mother:     Thérèse KOHNEN
Service entry:     01.08.1947
Contingent:     1st
Ranks:    Soldat de 2e Classe
                  Soldat de 1re Classe (1948)
Death:     22.01.1985, Luxembourg City


Joseph was conscripted into the Army in August 1947. Being attached to the Ist Battalion until August 1948, he re-enlisted as a volunteer, spending some time stationed in Bitburg, Western Germany. 

From September 1950 to September 1951, Jos served in the first contingent in the Korean War. Being assigned a driver, he was in charge of ensuring transportation of high military officials between camps and frontlines.

On his return, Jos was discharged from his military service and henceforth devoted his time to be a gardener.

"Excellent chauffeur. Soldat très discipliné et d’un dévouement remarquable. A considérablement aidé le Sergt. M.T. de compagnie. D’une conscience professionnelle et d’une endurance peu commune.”

Lieutenant Joseph Wagener about Joseph Guth. © Wagener/MNHM