May 7, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – present
Married Geraldine Parr on October 28, 1967, in Norwalk, CT.
Daughter, Geraldine Anne (1970 -) and son John (1974 -).
Local address: 117 West Cedar Street and 185 Grumman Avenue
Enlisted on June 14, 1967
Serial number: US52722746
Unit: 25th Infantry Division, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company B
Born to Joseph Sr. (1914-1952) and Elizabeth Evans Azary Fekete (1915-2006). Brother Joseph Jr. (1939-2008), and sister, Carole Azary Merrill (1938-2013).
In Sgt Azary’s own words: “September 17, 1968 in a nighttime attack in Ben Cui rubber plantation outside of Dau Tieng, Vietnam. Numerous human wave assaults by NVA soldiers. Mortars, rockets, and RPG rounds fired into our perimeter. Hit by shrapnel in the left knee and left ankle. The attacks continued until just before dawn.” Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
Also awarded the Bronze Star Medal “for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam from November 1967 to November 1968.
From The Norwalk Hour December 26, 1968
BRONZE STAR RECIPIENT RETURNS HOME ON LEAVE
Sgt. Allan S. Azary, of 32 Ivy Place, returned home on leave recently after a year of duty with the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. Sgt Azary received the Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, and a Purple Heart Medal for shrapnel wounds received during hostile action on September 17, 1968. His new duty station will be Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Bronze Star recipient and his wife, the former Geraldine Parr, are making their home in Alexandria, Virginia at 8488 Richmond Highway, Apt 304. The Vietnam veteran wishes to thank all the people who wrote to him and all the local groups that sent packages. The “Letters From Home” were most welcome and helpful in keeping him abreast of hometown news and the whereabouts of friends in the service.
From The Norwalk Hour December 31, 1968
AWARDED BRONZE STAR FOR COMBAT ACTIONS
Army Sergeant Allan S. Azary, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Fekete, 32 Ivy Place, received the Bronze Star Medal near Dau Tieng, Vietnam. Sergeant Azary was presented the award for meritorious service in ground operations against hostile forces in Vietnam. At the time of the presentation, he was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division’s 5th Infantry. The 21-year-old Sergeant entered the Army in June 1967, completed basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and was stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, before arriving in Vietnam last November. Sergeant Azary graduated from Brien McMahon High School in 1965. His wife, Geraldine, lives at 58 Toilsome Avenue.
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These posts are great and bring back so many memories of guys I knew and never found out as to what happened to them. I graduated in 1964 at Norwalk High and knew of many of these warriors. I entered the army in July of 1966 and it is good to be reminded of all their sacrifice. Thanks Charlie
Thanks for the feedback Charlie. It’s been a long road to document these hereos’ life and service. It’s nice to see the work is appreciated.