Joe C. Adams enlisted in the Army on January 28, 1944 in Portland, Maine. He was noted as being employed as a Public official and also as Married. Joe served as a Private First Class, 378th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II. He resided in Cumberland County, Maine prior to the war. Joe was declared "Missing In Action" during the war. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.