January 27, 1925 (Fall River, MA) – October 8, 2007 (Norwalk, CT); 82 years old
Married to Kathleen Mayer Macedo (1927-2007) on May 31, 1954 in Norwalk.
One son, James Jr. (1957-2010).
Local address 3 Grandview Avenue, 15 Fox Run Road and 54 Taylor Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted on an unknown date in 1942. Discharged October 21, 1945. Enlisted again on on April 6, 1946 as a Sergeant.
Serial number 31326732
Unit: 7th Infantry Regiment, Company K

Born to John (1883-?) and Irene Macedo (1895-1967), both born in Portugal. Irene married again to Jose Rodrigues. Three brothers, John (1910-?), Joseph (1917-1993), and Steven (1924-2005).

Served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Germany, and Austria. He
rose to the rank of tech sergeant. He was wounded by enemy fire twice, once in the fighting in France at the Colmar Pocket on November 6, 1944, and again in Germany. His awards included the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart (with OLC), and the Bronze Star.

From The Norwalk Hour November 24, 1944

From The Norwalk Hour November 22, 1944


Sgt James Macedo, son of Mrs. Irene Rodrigues of 3 Grandview Avenue, was seriously wounded in action in France on November 6, according to word received from the War Department by his mother. Sgt Macedo, who is with the Infantry, entered the service over two years ago and went overseas in June 1943. He was first sent to Italy and then to France.

From The Norwalk Hour January 3, 1945

Sgt James Macedo, son of Mrs. Irene Rodrigues of Norwalk, Grandview Avenue, has been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received as a result of enemy action on November 6 in the area of Jacques, France. Mrs. Rodrigues received word that her son had been wounded on November 6 and was informed of his award last Saturday. Sgt Macedo has two brothers in the service. They are Staff Sergeant Joseph Macedo, overseas, and Corporal John Macedo, who was returned from overseas duty a year ago. According to letters received by Mrs. Rodrigues, James is getting along nicely.

Unknown burial information


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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: