Joseph Michael Macko II was born in the small town of Greensburg, Pennsylvania in 1953, where he lived for 5 years until he moved to Covina California where lived until he joined the Navy. Instead of going to college Joseph served in the Vietnam War from 1973-1975 as a Navy Seabee and in the Navy reserves from 1975-1979. Joseph after his military career took up the sport of body building and has lifted weights ever since. Joseph does not have a college degree and is now a professional electrician using his skills learned from a Navy Seabee to make a living for himself. He finally settled down and married Devra Lee Kelly (Macko) who both have three children; Joseph Michael Macko III, Joshua Lee Macko, and Alanna Marie Macko.
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