December 6, 1923 (Norwalk, CT) – June 6, 1944; 20 years old
Last local address: 2 Wilbur Street, South Norwalk
Enlisted October 20, 1942
Service number: 11100763
Unit: 82nd Airborne Division, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

Born to Theodore (1903-1930) and Irene Horvath Wilson (1902-1986). Earl was their only child. Irene later married Louis Muoio (1989-1969).

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal

Killed in Action on D-Day, Normandy, France.

From The Norwalk Hour April 20, 1948

A military funeral will be accorded Private First Class Earl T. Wilson, who was killed in action on June 6, 1944. Private Wilson enlisted in Stamford on October 22, 1942, and became a member of the Paratroopers, 505th Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He trained at Camp Blanding, Florida, and Camp Mackall, Georgia. He was transferred overseas where he was stationed for a short time in Northern Ireland. From there, he went to England where his company was stationed and on June 6, 1944, he took part in the invasion of Normandy and was killed that afternoon at 4 o’clock. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 from the Collins Funeral Home, 22 Flax Hill Road, and at 9 o’clock in St. Ladislaus Church where a solemn requiem mass will be sung. The interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery. The funeral home will be open Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2 to 10. Representatives of the White Fleet Memorial Committee met the body when it arrived at the railroad station this afternoon on the 12:28 train. The committee will attend the funeral. The Gold Star Mothers have also arranged to pay their respects.

Remains returned and buried at St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section A1, Grave 737. 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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