PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH RAGUSEO; U.S. ARMY

August 22, 1915 (Brooklyn, NY) – January 31, 1981 (Norwalk, CT); 65 years old
Married to Rose Garofalo on January 19, 1946 in Fairfield, CT
Two daughters
Local address: 76 Lexington Avenue, South Norwalk
Enlisted on August 5, 1943
Serial number 31338315
UNKNOWN INFANTRY UNIT


Held in German POW camp Stalag 6G Bonn Rheinland, Prussia 50-07.


From The Norwalk Hour November 6, 1944

Private First Class Joseph Raguseo, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rosario Raguseo, 76 Lexington Avenue, is reported by the War Department as missing in Germany since October 18, 1944, according to a telegram received by his parents. Private First Class Raguseo has been in the service nine months. Six months were spent in this country and three overseas. He was in the infantry. In civilian life, he was employed as a hatter at the Norwalk Hat Company.


From The Norwalk Hour March 31, 1945

Private First Class Joseph Raguseo, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rosario Raguseo of 76 Lexington Avenue, is another Norwalk solider who was previously reported by the War Department as missing in action but who is a prisoner of war in Germany. Private First Class Raguseo had been reported as missing on October 18, 1944, but about three weeks ago his parents received a letter from him, telling them that he is a prisoner but that he is well and unhurt. A week later, there was confirmation from the War Department. Private First Class Raguseo had been in the service for about nine months at the time of his capture, and had been overseas for three months. In civilian life, he was a hatter with the Norwalk Hat Company.


Burial information is unknown

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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