July 25, 1911 (Elk Garden, WV) – December 21, 1944; 33 years old
Married to Dorothy Alberta Foster Enos (1910-1993).
Two children, a son Kenneth L. (1943-2017), and a daughter Evelyn (1941-2008).
Last local address: 12 France Street, Norwalk
Enlisted September 2, 1943
Service number: 31405566
Unit: 7th Armored Division, 38th Infantry Battalion, Company A

Born to Charles O. (1879-1944) [died just 4 months before Pvt Enos] and Ida L. Crane Enos (1891-1971). Four sisters, Mattie Priscilla Enos Nagely (1914-1992), Marie Enos Compton (1915-2010), Anna F. Enos Butts (1919-1989), and Inez Enos Apple (1920-2009). One brother, Charles Jr. (1923-1969).

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal with oak leaf cluster (twice).

Picture contributed by Lorin Young, his granddaughter

Private Enos was wounded in action in France on September 19 and returned to the battlefront after hospitalization in England. Died in the Ardennes Offensive as part of the Battle of the Bulge near St. Vith, Belgium.

From The Norwalk Hour October 26, 1944

Private Vincent K. Enos of 70 Mai Street was wounded in action on September 19 “somewhere in France” and is recovering in a hospital in England, according to word received here. Private Enos, who is with an armed infantry battalion, entered the service on September 23, 1943, and has been overseas since August 1944. He was formerly employed by Bullard and Co., Bridgeport.

From The Norwalk Hour April 25, 1945

Private Vincent Enos of 70 Main Street, previously reported by the War Department as missing in action in Germany since December 21, 1944, was killed, according to an official telegram received by his wife on April 25. Private Enos, overseas since August 1, 1944, was with Company A, 38th Infantry Battalion. He was wounded in France and later received the Purple Heart Medal which he sent to his wife. Besides Mrs. Enos, he is survived by two children, aged one and two years respectively.

Private Enos is buried in Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Rue du Mémorial Américain 159, 4852 Plombières, Belgium; Section H, Row 3, Grave 5. Amandine Jaunet, Guide, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, provided a photo via e-mail on January 10, 2020.

Also memorialized with a marker at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section 11, Plot 1. Photo by webmaster.


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.

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