Search billions of records on

Mon Valley Veterans of World War II. 

*Who belonged to the 

Roscoe American Legion. *

Please note that this does not include all Mon Valley Veterans.

Submitted by Patricia Wilson
Typed by Carole Clarke, Volunteer.
SSDI research provided by Kathleen Gregory, Volunteer, and Judith Florian.



Sgt. Joseph BURY and Cpl. John BURY


 Sgt. Joseph BURY and Cpl. John BURY, brothers, WWII


Two Roscoe brothers, who have been in service for over three years and who had not seen each other during that time, arrived home this week just 24 hours apart. They are Sgt. Joseph BURY and Cpl. John BURY, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bury. John arrived home early Tuesday morning and Joseph arrived early Wednesday morning.

Cpl. BURY was in the thick of the fighting on the European continent and was sent to this country several weeks ago suffering from trench foot. He had been in a New York hospital and will return there for treatment following 15 days here.

Sgt. BURY served on the other side of the world and was in Australia and other islands of the Pacific before returning to the States from the Philippines, his last assignment. This is Sgt. BURY’s first furlough since entering the Army.

Note: I believe this is after the other clipping below.

Pvt John Joseph BURY, WWII


Pvt. John Joseph BURY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BURY, was born in Roscoe on December 15, 1919 and attended the local public school. For several years he was employed in a local grocery store and later at the Allenport mill. He was inducted into the Army on April 22, 1942.

Following his basic training, he was transferred to Camp Wheeler, Ga., and is now at Fort Des Moines, Iowa where he is attending training school. A brother, Joseph BURY, is serving overseas with the Army.

Pvt. BURY is at home now on furlough.

NOTE:  Neither John Joseph BURY born in Roscoe on December 15, 1919 nor his brother Sgt. Joseph BURY (DOB unknown) could be located in the SSDI.  

Update Sept 26, 2007: John BURY died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007.


The transcript of the obituary for John BURY from The Valley Independent, Monessen, PA
September 21, 2007:

John Bury, 87, of Charleroi, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, in Mon Valley Hospital. He was born in Roscoe on Dec. 15, 1919, a son of the late Joseph and Ann Rathway Bury. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Bury was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church, American Legion Post 22, Elks Lodge 494 and the Knights of Columbus, all in Charleroi. He also was a lifetime member of the Holy Name Society. Mr. Bury was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Allenport plant. Surviving are four sons and two daughters-in-law, Daniel, of Charleroi, Jerome, at home, Robert and Kim, of Speers, and John and Dyann, of Monessen; one daughter, Bernice, at home; a brother, Andrew Bury, of Roscoe; and one sister, Agnes Tiech, of Stroall Acres. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Matilda Jacko Bury, in 1991; one brother, Joseph Bury; and seven sisters, Mary Letavec, Margaret Podany, Verna Letavec, Anna Palsa, Therese Morgo, Helen Safin and Sue Lenko. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the LEONARD M. PAVLIC FUNERAL HOMES INC., 235 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church, Monongahela, with the Rev. Joseph Feltz as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Township.



Mon Valley Veterans of World War II

*Who belonged to the 

Roscoe American Legion Index


America with Flag Button Pennsylvania with its flag button USA with flag button


Elco PA, Roscoe PA, and Stockdale PA are tiny boroughs located
  between California PA and Fayette City PA in Fayette Co PA

Elco PA is located at 40°4′45″N, 79°52′29″W (40.079185, -79.874754)

Roscoe PA is located at 40°4′43″N, 79°51′55″W (40.078513, -79.865225).

Stockdale PA is located at 40°5′0″N, 79°51′2″W (40.083348, -79.850456).

Allenport is located at 40°5′47″N, 79°50′43″W (40.096260, -79.845278).  Allenport, near the Monongahela River, is just past Stockdale.

California PA is located at 40°3′55″N, 79°53′50″W (40.065313, -79.897120)

California High School is in California, PA.

Fayette City PA is located at 40°6′2″N, 79°50′20″W (40.100647, -79.838913) in Fayette Co PA

Note: These are all GR1 locations per Map sources/GeoHack on Wikimedia Tools.




Return to Home Page

This is the Washington County Genealogy Project of PAGenWeb

Site Map


Website updated by current webmaster from 2005 continuously through current year; See Site History

To submit material for the website or to report a broken link, start your subject line with "WCPA" followed by specific subject and email me at:  Washington.Co.Pa.Webmaster AT     ( "AT" ).   I spend most of my time adding new material so please allow at least 14 days for a reply.

© 2006, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Judith Ann Florian, all rights reserved.  Website is updated weekly or monthly, as I receive submissions or when I complete a transcribing project. The materials (files) located on this website are the property of the webmaster and the contributors. Material is for personal research and may not be included in any for-fee collection or publication.

History of this website - The first PAGenWeb Washington County coordinator was Jean Suplick Matuson [who developed She was followed by Georgeann Malowney [who took over], then Peggy Tebbetts, and lastly, Christina Hunt who each held prior copyrights over this website.  Each coordinator has contributed much to the preservation of Washington County genealogical information/history.

This Washington County PA website is a current member of PAGenWeb and the USGenWeb.