SERGEANT GEORGE THOMAS KITCHENS; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 30, 1945 (Norwalk, CT) – August 20, 1972 (Norwalk, CT); 27 years old
Married to Susan L. Johnson (1949-?) of Danbury. She remarried twice after George’s death.
Daughter, Dawn (1969-present)
Local address: 11 Center Avenue
Enlisted on September 15, 1965. Discharged June 19, 1969.
Serial number 2136964
Unit: 3rd Marine Division, 1st Amphibious Tractor Battalion

Born to George Washington Kitchen (1917-1979) and Elizabeth Catherine Torpey (1920-2013). Siblings, Patricia Kitchens Toth (1942-1998), Carol Kitchens Gregorzek (1942-?), Nancy Kitchens Rutkowski (1942-?), Edward (1945-?) and John (1946-2005).


Norwalk High School, Class of ’65 yearbook.

From The Norwalk Hour October 5, 1970 in a feature called “Know Your Policeman”

Patrolman George Kitchens has been a member of the Norwalk Police Department for the past year having been appointed a supernumerary police officer on July 17, 1969 and a regular member of the department August 14, 1969. Patrolman Kitchens is a graduate of Norwalk High School, Class of 1965. He served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and was discharged with the rank of Sergeant. While in the Marines, he attended the Non-Commissioned Officers School on Okinawa and served for 13 months in Vietnam. He received seven combat ribbons and the Purple Heart Medal as he was wounded in action. Patrolman Kitchens attended the Chiefs of Police Academy held at the Westport Police Department held in February 1970 and also the Norwalk Police Recruit School held in Norwalk for two weeks. Patrolman Kitchens is assigned to the midnight to 8 A.M. shift and words in foot and radio patrol in various sections of the city. Patrolman Kitchens is a member of the Norwalk PBA and the NOrwalk Police Union, AFL-CIO. He and Mrs. Kitchens are the parents of a child, Dawn Kitchens, nine months. Patrolman Kitchens is the holder of badge number 82.


WEBMASTER NOTE: George Kitchens died in a one-car crash on Center Avenue, the street he lived on, on August 20, 1972.


Buried in Veterans Cemetery, 22 Hecker Lane, Darien, CT. Plot number unknown. Photo from findagrave.com.


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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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