John A. Alois, the son of Alfred and Mary Alois,  was born on May 24, 1921, in Schenectady NY. He attended Mont Pleasant High School.

On October 15, 1940, John enlisted in the United States Army and began his training at Fort McClellan in Alabama. John held the rank of Sergeant and served with Company H, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division. After Pearl Harbor in December 1941, he was transferred to Hawaii. Before going to Saipan, John took part in the invasion of the Gilbert Islands. John was listed as missing on July 7, 1944, during the Battle of Saipan. He is remembered at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii.

Sources: The Schenectady Gazette, Find A Grave, Ancestry