TEC 5 ANTHONY CLEMENS STEMPIEN JR., U.S. ARMY

July 23, 1925 (Pemberwick, NY) – July 2, 2004 (Norwalk, CT); 78 years oldMarried in 1950 to Mabel Travis (1930-2002) of Port Chester, New York.Two children, Richard and Jane Stempien.Local address: High View Road, Glenville, CTInducted on October 4, 1943 and entered active duty October 25, 1943Separated January 18, 1946 at Fort Devens, MassachusettsSerial numberContinue reading “TEC 5 ANTHONY CLEMENS STEMPIEN JR., U.S. ARMY”

THE ARMY’S 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION CONNECTION TO NORWALK

Today, I received an e-mail from ​Keli Schmid, Archivist Librarian, 10th Mountain Division Resource Center, Denver Public Library. The e-mail was delayed for almost a year because COVID-19 restrictions prevented Keli from accessing the files in the library. The attachment to her e-mail contained the citation that accompanied the award of the Bronze Star MedalContinue reading “THE ARMY’S 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION CONNECTION TO NORWALK”

RADIOMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT ARTHUR BURT JR., U.S. NAVY

October 27, 1918 (Bridgeport, CT) – October 26, 1989 (Seattle WA); 70 years oldMarried Barbara Bassett (1920-2002) on December 2, 1945 in Norwalk, CT    — Barbara divorced and remarried to Chester B. PriceMarried Arlene G. Nicol (1929-2014) on December 16, 1966 in Seattle, WALocal address: 2 Pershing Street, NorwalkEnlisted on: December 14, 1938Serial number 4026989USSContinue reading “RADIOMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT ARTHUR BURT JR., U.S. NAVY”

FIRST LIEUTENANT NEWTON CLARENCE WILBUR; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

March 25, 1916 (Norwich, CT) – December 15, 1998 (Indialantic, FL); 82 years oldMarried to Dorothy Anne DearingLocal address: 9 Rowayton Avenue and 9 Crockett, RowaytonEnlisted on June 3, 1941Serial number: 33094430 (Enlisted) and O-689713351ST BOMB GROUP, 509TH BOMB SQUADRON Held in German POW camp Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12. Awarded the Purple HeartContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT NEWTON CLARENCE WILBUR; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD HENRY VON CASTELBERG; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

January 18, 1908 (London, England) – Unknown date of deathMarried to Nancy Burkett Leary on August 6, 1940 in Manhattan, New YorkLocal address: parents in Harbor View Beach, Rowayton, Starlight Drive and Romindon Court, NorwalkEnlisted on March 16, 1943Serial number 32867810391ST BOMB GROUP, 574TH BOMB SQUADRONHeld in German POW camp Stalag 2A Neubrandenburg Mecklenberg 53-13.Continue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD HENRY VON CASTELBERG; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS VENARIO JOHN UCCELLINI; U.S. ARMY

August 27, 1919 (Brooklyn, NY) – January 31, 2003 (Westport, CT); 83 years oldMarried Jeanette Brundage June 27, 1947 in Norwalk, CTLocal address: 72 Grumman Avenue and 290 Main Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on September 8, 1941Serial number 3105211428TH INFANTRY DIVISIONName is also John V. Uccellini in some records. Held in German POW camp Stalag 11B FallingbostelContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS VENARIO JOHN UCCELLINI; U.S. ARMY”

FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD WHITNEY TUTTLE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

January 13, 1919 (Middletown, CT) – October 20, 1968 (Luke AFB, AZ); 49 years oldMarried to Nina “Lucille” Sumner (1914-2003) on February 3, 1943 in Topeka, KansasTwo daughters, Patricia and Donna (1958-2020). One son David W.Local address 96 East Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on December 18, 1941Serial number 11033809 (Enlisted) and O-791522 (Officer)305TH BOMB GROUP, 364TH BOMBContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD WHITNEY TUTTLE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS SYDNEY HENRY STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY

September 9, 1911 (Springfield, MA) – November 16, 1982 (Norwalk, CT); 71 years oldMarried to Elsie Regenstreif on June 29, 1941 in New York CityLocal address: Knickerbocker Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on August 4, 1943Serial number 3133827330TH INFANTRY DIVISION Held at German POW camp Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work CampContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS SYDNEY HENRY STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK PRATT SMITH; U.S. ARMY

May 10, 1919 (Norwalk CT) – September 27, 1986 (Tampa, FL); 67 years oldMarried Mildred W. Farrell (1927-1965) on March 21, 1946 in Danbury, CTOne son Private James Pratt Smith, USMC (1947-1968); killed in South VietnamMarried again in July 1966 in Hillsborough, FLLocal address 13 Center Street, NorwalkEnlisted on September 26, 1940Serial number 1101971579TH INFANTRYContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK PRATT SMITH; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL JOHN “JACK” JAMES SLATTERY; U.S. ARMY

May 17, 1924 (New York, NY) – December 7, 2012 (Norwalk, CT); 88 years oldMarried Margaret “Peggy” Webb on December 7, 1959 in Darien, CTLocal address: Harbor View Avenue, Rowayton and 14 Cockenoe Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on: February 2, 1943Serial number 3131350370TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 274TH INFANTRY REGIMENT No POW camp data in NARA official POW record.Continue reading “CORPORAL JOHN “JACK” JAMES SLATTERY; U.S. ARMY”