John Torlish was born on December 25, 1918 in Raritan, NJ to parents Pasquale Torlucci and Millie Iancoli. As per the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Censuses, the family lived in North Castle, NY. Prior to enlisting, John worked as a welder. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on February 7, 1941 in New York City as a Private. He was released from service on July 5, 1945. No further information is available on his service.
He married Pauline Foster (date and place unknown). No further information is available on his post-war life. He died on March 22, 2003 in Mahopac, NY.
U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-46. Army serial #32005271. U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.