Joseph Witkowski, a private first class in the U.S. Army, was killed in action on July 9, 1944, near Saint-Lô, France. He served with the 8th Infantry Division. His death came during the Normandy breakout in the days leading up to the Allied liberation of Saint-Lô.
Witkowski lived on Hart Street prior to his entry into the Army. He and fellow Clark Fallen Hero Joseph Padusniak were honored for their service by the renaming of a portion of Hart Street into Joseph Street. He is buried at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery.