September 29, 1912 (Norwalk, CT) – April 1, 1944; 31 years old; married to Violet Bartram on June 24, 1941 in Norwalk
Last local address: 8 Lafayette Circle, Norwalk
Enlisted April 3, 1943
Service number: 31331554
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 45TH RECONNAISSANCE TROOP
Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Hospital record shows “First Location: Thorax, generally; Causative Agent: Artillery Shell, Other or Unspecified to Blast, Fragments, Debris.”
From armydivs.com: The 45th landed at Anzio, 22 January 1944, and for 4 months stood its ground against violent assaults.
Bertha Comstock listed as “Aunt” / next of kin at 8 Warren Street, Norwalk. She is also the mother of 1Lt Alfred Comstock KIA during WWII, and sister of Frank C. Godfrey KIA during WWI.
Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Nettuno, Italy; Plot J, Row 3, Grave 67.