August 12, 1891 (Vilnius, Russia, now Lithuania) – November 26, 1918; 27 years old
Last local address: 45 Fairfield Avenue, South Norwalk
Entered the service April 25, 1918
Serial number 2674302
Unit: 77th Division, 305th Infantry, Company D
Unknown family information. Next of kin was listed as Nicholas (or Nathan) Lipsky, a friend, of 3 Ely Avenue, South Norwalk.
Worked as a shoe operator and Jacobs and Sons in Norwalk prior to service.
Became a naturalized citizen on August 4, 1916
Died from wounds suffered in France 15 days after the Armistice was signed ending the war.
From an unknown newspaper, likely the Norwalk Sentinel. The clipping was found amongst other clippings in the Norwalk History Room of the Norwalk Library.
SAMUEL LEVINE DIED OF WOUNDS
Word that another Norwalk boy had died of wounds in France has been received and his name will be inscribed in gold letters on Norwalk’s Roll of Honor. Nathan Lipsky of 3 Ely Avenue received the following letter from Chaplain Henry Bacon Allen of the American Red Cross, Military Hospital No. 5, Paris, France:
Paris, November 25, 1918
My Dear Mr. Lipsky:
By this time, you will have learned of the going from us of your friend Samuel Levine. He came to this hospital badly wounded; was tenderly cared for, received the best of medical aid, yet did not survive. He fought a good fight, was patient in suffering and died peacefully. He was buried in the American cemetery in Paris.
You have, as his friend, the deepest sympathy of all who knew your friend.
Very faithfully yours,
HENRY BACON ALLEN,
Chaplain, American Red Cross, Paris.
Hillside Avenue changed to Leuvine Street in 1921 in honor of him (spelling of last name and street name slightly different)
Private Levine is buried in Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France; Plot B, Row 13, Grave 10.