February 20, 1932 (Norwalk, CT) – present
Married Jane Shaw Erdo (1938-present) on January 12, 1963, in Norwalk.
Children are Amy Erdo Portillo (1963-), Daniel (1965-), and daughter Liza Erdo Strong (1967-).
Local address: 20 Lowe Street, Glover Avenue, and 5 Old Belden Hill Court, Norwalk
Inducted on November 17, 1952. Separated on August 25, 1954.
Service number US51217191
Unit: 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Headquarters Company
MOS 01745, Light Weapons Assault Crewman

Born to Alexander (1901-1977) [born in Hungary] and Elizabeth (1910-1993). One brother, Alexander Jr. (1936-).

Norwalk High School Class of ’51 yearbook

Picture provided by Liza Strong, daughter, via e-mail on November 11, 2021.
Picture provided by Liza Strong, daughter, via e-mail on November 11, 2021.

Wounded on July 10, 1953, in North Korea. From daughter Liza Strong:There were nine of them on patrol duty and they were ambushed 14 days before cease fire by hand grenades. Eight out of nine soldiers were injured along with a canine dog. He spent a few months in Japan in rehab.

Was a Linotype Operator for Leading National Advertisers Inc. at 11 Pogany Street, South Norwalk.

From The Norwalk Hour July 21, 1953


Private Zoltan D. Erdo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erdo of 20 Lowe Street, had been reported by the Department of the Army to be wounded in action in Korea. The local soldier was hit on July 10 while on patrol duty. The parents received a letter written by an American Red Cross worker, from their son in a hospital near the front. He said he had been wounded by shell fragments and was expected to be returned to Japan and then home for treatment.


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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