PRIVATE SAMUEL LEVINE (OR LEUVINE); U.S. ARMY

August 12, 1891 (Vilnius / Vilna, Russia, now Lithuania) – November 26, 1918 (after the war ended); 27 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 45 Fairfield Avenue, South Norwalk
Entered the service April 25, 1918
Serial number 2674302
77TH DIVISION, 305TH INFANTRY, COMPANY D

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.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: