May 12, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – December 28, 1944; 27 years old
Last local address: 78 Taylor Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted February 12, 1941
Service number: 31010593
Unit: 4th Armored Division, 35th Tank Battalion
Born to Carmine “Charles” P. (1875-1943) and Mary G. Porta Vingo (1888-1974). Both parents were born in Italy. Three brothers, Michael A. (1905-1980), Joseph A. (1908-1971), and Edward “Adolfo” C. (1914-2004) [Edward is also a Purple Heart Medal recipient]. Three sisters Cassima “Mary” Vingo Sileo (1906-1991), Giovanna “Jennie” S. Vingo Buchanan (1911-1982), and Martha T. Vingo Errico (1923-2005).
Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
Norwalk High School Class of ‘35
From The Norwalk Hour January 18, 1945
Sergeant Louis W. Vingo, 26, son of Mrs. Mary Vingo of Taylor Avenue, was killed in action in Belgium on December 28, according to a War Department Telegram received yesterday by his mother. Sergeant Vingo who entered the service on February 12, 1941, had been overseas since July 1944, when he landed in France. He trained at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Pine Camp, New York, Tennessee, and California. Before he went into the service, he was a locksmith at the Segal Lock Company. Survivors include one brother in service, Private Edward Vingo, who is now in France. PFC Vingo was inducted on December 18, 1942, and sent to North Africa the following May. He participated in the Battle of Salerno, and in August 1944, went to France. Besides his mother and PFC Vingo, he is survived by two brothers: Michael and Joseph of this city; and three sisters: Mrs. Louis Sileo of Port Chester, Mrs. Paul Buchanan, and Miss Martha Vingo of this city.
Buried in St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section A1, Grave 201E ½. Photo by webmaster.
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