STAFF SERGEANT LOUIS WILLIAM VINGO; U.S. ARMY

May 12, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – December 28, 1944; 27 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 78 Taylor Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted February 12, 1941
Service number: 31010593
4TH ARMORED DIVISION, 35TH TANK BATTALION

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal

Norwalk High School Class of ‘35

Picture provided by Lois Buchanan, niece.

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, in 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.

Sergeant Vingo was reinterred in 1949 and is buried in St. John Cemetery; Section A1, Grave 201E ½.

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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