PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY

July 4, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – June 21, 2006 (Norwalk, CT); 87 years old
Unmarried
Last local address: 122 Woodward Avenue, South Norwalk
Enlisted on September 8, 1941
Service number 31052104
Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment, Company K

Born to Frank (1892-1967) and Maria Golia Acunzo (1891-1986), both born in Italy. Six sisters, Carmella (1914-1986), Josephine Acunzo Tondino (1916-2006), Beatrice (1919-2010), Mary (1916-2006), Rose Acunzo CasaVechia (1921-2021) and Anna (1929-2009). One brother, John (1924-1996).


Wounded in action three times by artillery fragments in the arm, thumb and thigh in June, July and November 1944. Landed at Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.


From The Norwalk Hour August 12, 1944

The Order of the Purple Heart has been awarded to Private First Class Louis F. Acunzo, according to word received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Acunzo of 31 Woodward Avenue. PFC Acunzo was wounded several weeks ago in the invasion of France. He has been in the infantry nearly three years and has been overseas for several months. He is now in a hospital in England and reports he is getting excellent care. PFC Acunzo is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He sends his regards to his friends and hopes to see them soon. Anyone wishing to write to him may obtain his address from his parents.


Commander of American Legion Post 12 in Norwalk 1964-1965.


Buried in St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Plot number unknown. Photo from findagrave.com.


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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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