He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 27 August 1940 in Chicago.
After duty at San Diego, California, Private Auman served on Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign. On 12 November 1942, when his company was forced to make a temporary withdrawal, Private Auman, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, manned a machine gun and covered the retirement. Steadfastly remaining at his exposed position, he continued to fire the weapon until killed in action.
The United States Navy destroyer escort USS Joseph M. Auman (DE-674) was named for Private Auman. She was converted during construction into the high-speed transport USS Joseph M. Auman (APD-117) and was in commission from 1945 to 1946.
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