May 20, 1919 (Accomack, VA) – January 12, 1977 (Norwalk, CT)
Married to the former Josephine Aquino in Norwalk on October 20, 1945. She is the sister of Anthony Aquino who was the first Norwalk resident killed in WWII.
Local addresses: 9 Chestnut Street, South Norwalk (1946); 7 Nolan Street, Norwalk
Enlisted on September 22, 1941 in Norfolk, Virginia
Service number 4059727
Wounded when his ship, Patrol Craft USS PC-496, was destroyed by an Italian torpedo off the coast of Bizerte, Tunisia on June 4, 1943. He survived by holding on to a floating ice box from the ship’s kitchen until he was rescued.
Upon discharge as a Ship’s Cook First Class, he went to work at the South Norwalk Railroad Station, then the Ziegler family estate in Noroton as a caretaker, then the Lock Cities Plating & Manufacturing in South Norwalk