SERGEANT LEROY DANIEL CORBO; U.S. ARMY

January 10, 1928 (Stamford, CT) – May 18, 2004 (Norwalk, CT); 76 years old
Married to Rose F. Neil on February 21, 1953 in Greenwich, CT
Married to Marjorie Andrus November 26, 1960 in North Canaan, CT
Married to Janet Cowperthwait (1937-1993) on July 29, 1966 in Westport, CT
Children are Frank (1970-present), 3 more sons (unknown). Predeceased by Amy Jane (1969-1971) and Daniel (1963-1964).
Local address 13 Silk Street and 85 Gregory Boulevard
Enlisted on August 3, 1948. Discharged on July 27, 1951.
Serial number ER1165141
Unit: 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Infantry Regiment, Company B

Born to Anthony (1902-1967) and Grace Mezzo Corbo (1905-1995). Sister, Gloria Rose Corbo Stone (1924-2016) and brothers, Robert (1927-2016) and Thomas (1931-2010).

Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal.

Served on the Norwalk Fire Department 1961-1995.


1946 NHS Varsity Basketball Team

From The Norwalk Hour April 14, 1952

NORWALKER’S SERVICE IN KOREA RECOGNIZED

With the 3rd Infantry Division in Korea — Sergeant Leroy D. Corbo of 31 Silk Street, Norwalk, Connecticut, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in Korea. Sgt Corbo who was a member of Company B in the 3rd Division’s 7th Infantry regiment, rotated to the United States last year. He has also earned the Purple Heart Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. The Bronze Star was presented in recognition of Corbo’s outstanding service from November 17, 1950 to June 17, 1951.


From The Norwalk Hour October 23, 1952

Sgt Leroy D. Corbo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Anderson of 12 Horton Street, was recently awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Sergeant Corbo, a member of Company B, Seventh Infantry Division, 3rd Infantry Division, was cited for meritorious service in connection with military operations in Korea from November 17, 1950 to June 17, 1951. In part, the citation states that Sgt Corbo “performed his duties in a superior manner,” giving replacements assigned to his squad “full benefit of his own combat knowledge and experience, enabling them to meet and overcome the obstacles and difficulties encountered on the battlefield. Sgt Corbo also holds the Purple Heart Medal which was awarded for wounds received in the Korea action. He is a graduate of Norwalk High School and was a member of the basketball team for three years.


Buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Plot information is unknown.

Photo pending


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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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