PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ANTHONY “TONY” GIORDANO; U.S. ARMY

September 20, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – April 11, 1943; 24 years old; married to Mary Anderson Giordano
Last local address: 24 Laura Street, South Norwalk
Enlisted on October 9, 1941
Service number: 31052603
1ST INFANTRY

Third youngest of 10 siblings.

Died in a training accident at Camp San Luis Obispo, California.

From The Norwalk Hour April 13, 1943

TONY GIORDANO DIES IN ACCIDENT

Wife, Former Mary Anderson, Gets Word As She Arrives At California Camp

Private First Class Anthony Giordano, 22, was killed as a result of an accident at Camp San Luis Obispo in California last Friday evening, according to telegrams sent to his family here. Private Giordano had been stationed at the new camp for the past few weeks having been located prior to that at Camp Young, Indio, California, a desert training center. His wife, the former Mary Anderson of Rowan Street, East Norwalk left last Thursday to join her husband and arrived in California on Saturday evening when she was notified of the death of her husband. The couple had been married on November 13, 1942. Besides his wife, Private Giordano is survived by five brothers, Private First Class James with the U.S. Army stationed in Panama, and Adolph, stationed in Alabama, and Arthur, Frank and Al Giordano of Norwalk; four sisters, Adelaine and Carol Giordano of Norwalk, Mrs. Joseph Katulsky of Norwalk, and Mrs. John Miscelli of Stamford. Private Giordano entered the service on October 9, 1943. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Giordano, 24 Laura Street. Prior to induction in the U.S. Army, Private Giordano was employed at the Hat Corporation of America. He was a graduate of Norwalk High School and was well known in Norwalk as a guitar player. The remains are being sent to Norwalk this week.

PFC Giordano is buried in St. John’s Cemetery; Norwalk CT; Section A2, Plot 316.

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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