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IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO DIDN’T MAKE IT HOME

COXSWAIN BENJAMIN BOSTWICK KIRTLAND JR.; U.S. NAVY

February 11, 1922 (New York, NY) – March 4, 1997 (Norwalk, CT)Children are Jane Mitchell, Ellen Laughton, Emily Scanlon, Anne Frusciante, and Benjamin B. Kirtland, IIILocal address: 20 Raymond Terrace, NorwalkEnlisted on September 11, 1942Service number 6425145Discharged September 5, 1945Ship assigned to: LST-472 Wounded on December 15, 1944 in the Solomon Islands Campaign, specifically theContinue reading “COXSWAIN BENJAMIN BOSTWICK KIRTLAND JR.; U.S. NAVY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN ULINE STEUBER; U.S. ARMY

March 11, 1918 (Niagara Falls, NY) – July 7, 1995 (Wallingford, CT); 77 years oldMarried to Harriet Shufelt (1913-1993) on June 8, 1947 in Norwalk, CTLocal address: Richmond Hill Road and 3 Lancaster Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on October 11, 1940 and entered service on February 10, 1941Service number 20272342Unit: 390th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Born toContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN ULINE STEUBER; U.S. ARMY”

LANCE CORPORAL JOHN VINCENT AVALONE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

May 1, 1948 (Norwalk, CT) – Married to Sandra Ketrincheck on May 16, 1971 in Norwalk, Connecticut.Last local address: 41 Quintard AvenueEnlisted on August 14, 1967Unit: 1st Marine Division (REIN), 11th Marines, 4th Battalion, Battery K Born to James (1907-1974) and Florence Bifano Avalone (1912-1984). Unknown siblings. Awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded onContinue reading “LANCE CORPORAL JOHN VINCENT AVALONE; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FERDINAND POTE; U.S. ARMY

March 28, 1915 (Jeannette, PA) – July 11, 2005 (Norwalk, CT); 90 years oldMarried to Virginia Moscariello Pote (1923-2008) on May 13, 1944 in Norwalk.Children are Fred (1946-?), John (1947-2004), and Vincent (1954-?).Last local address: 40 Spring Street, Norwalk and 7 Chestnut Hill RoadEnlisted on June 3, 1942Serial number: 31123777Unit: 9th Infantry Division, 60th InfantryContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FERDINAND POTE; U.S. ARMY”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD MONTES DE OCA; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

July 5, 1915 (San Jose, Costa Rica) – June 8, 1970 (Westport, CT); 54 years oldMarried to Mary McGowan Montes de Oca (1919-1970).One son, Michael (1953-?), and three daughters Patricia (1950-?), Christine (1952-?), and Rita (1959-?). Last local address: 370 West Avenue, Norwalk (YMCA)Enlisted July 3, 1942; Discharged May 19, 1945Serial number 31142824Unit: 322nd BombContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD MONTES DE OCA; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

COXSWAIN DAVID FRANCIS GIBB JR.; U.S. NAVY

November 2, 1923 (Brooklyn, NY) – October 24, 2002 (Skaneateles, NY); 78 years oldMarried to Doris Andrea Gibb (1932-2007)One son, David F. Gibb III (1959?-?)Last local address: 36 High Street, NorwalkEnlisted on December 8, 1943Serial number: 6480223USS Wayne (APA-54) and USS Macon (CA-132) Born to David F. Gibb Sr. (1894-1968) and Mabel Townsend Middlebrook GibbContinue reading “COXSWAIN DAVID FRANCIS GIBB JR.; U.S. NAVY”

CORPORAL MILTON DEMING POST; U.S. ARMY

November 2, 1925 (Jamaica, NY) – August 25, 1991 (Las Vegas, NV); 65 years oldMarried to Dorothy Carrio on January 3, 1948 in Norwalk. One child.Last local address: 101 George AvenueEnlisted on March 8, 1944Service number 31454364Unit: 78th Infantry Division, 311th Infantry Regiment, Company K Born to Arthur Post (1889-1960) and Bertha “Betty” Deming PostContinue reading “CORPORAL MILTON DEMING POST; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE EDWIN JAMES SWEET; U.S. ARMY

April 29, 1888 (Newburgh, NY) – June 17, 1961 (West Haven, CT); 73 years oldMarried to Jennie Ridings (1891-1976) on March 11, 1911 in Newburgh, New York; divorced.Married to Katherine Jane Lovett Sweet (1901-1979) on February 1, 1924 in Norwalk.Three daughters, Edna (1923-1997), Phoebe (1926-2011), and Marion (1928-2008). Six sons, William (1930-2011), Alfred (1932-2001), JamesContinue reading “PRIVATE EDWIN JAMES SWEET; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE SAMUEL CHARLES POLLEY, U.S. ARMY

January 31, 1892 (Norwalk, CT) – November 19, 1967 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Ida Litoff on April 7, 1929 in New Haven, ConnecticutThree children; a son, Benjamin (1930-2017), and two daughters, Celia (1931-2015) and Dorothy (1938-). Last local address: 135 Stuart Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on December 17, 1917Unit: 26th Division (Yankee Division), 102nd Infantry Regiment, HQ CompanyContinue reading “PRIVATE SAMUEL CHARLES POLLEY, U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT HOWARD LINCOLN FLOOD, U.S. ARMY

May 21, 1888 (Philadelphia, PA) – September 16, 1936 (Darien, CT); 48 years oldMarried to Laura Davis in Wildwood, New Jersey in 1936Last local address: 5 Chestnut Street, NorwalkEnlisted on June 12, 1917; Discharged February 12, 1919Service Number 1038273Unit: Third Infantry Division, 10th Field Artillery, Battery B Born to Elmer (1861-1915) and Caroline “Carrie” HannockContinue reading “SERGEANT HOWARD LINCOLN FLOOD, U.S. ARMY”

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