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IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO DIDN’T MAKE IT HOME

PRIVATE FRANK ANTHONY SANTAGATE; U.S. ARMY

October 26, 1925 (Norwalk, CT) – August 12, 1991 (Norwalk, CT); 65 years oldMarried to Elaine Haakareud Santagate (1941-) on June 13, 1970, in Norwalk, CTElaine remarried James Dascenzo on May 7, 1994, in Stamford, CTOne son, Paul J. (1969-). Two daughters, Theresa (1972), and Michelle (1978-).Local address: 21 Bouton Street, NorwalkEnlisted on November 15,…

SERGEANT PETER PAUL PREVIDI; U.S. ARMY

April 4, 1943 (Norwalk, CT) – present Married to Laura Jean Anania on July 8, 1973, in Brockton, MassachusettsLocal address: 3 Thames Street, NorwalkEnlisted on October 14, 1965; discharged on July 19, 1967Serial number: 51541506Unit: 196th Light Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Company A Born to Peter L. (1901-1975) and Anna “Anne” E.…

December 9, 2022

I track the number of hits on my site every day. I usually check the previous day in the morning and the current day in the afternoon. On the morning of December 10, I looked at December 9 and saw some unusual traffic on one particular page/post. Chief Radioman Thomas J. Reeves; U.S. Navy, Medal…

MAJOR SIGFRIED ALOIS SCHREINER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE 

May 16, 1918 (New Britain, CT) – November 22, 1990 (Norwalk, CT); 72 years oldMarried to Lorraine A. Dwyer Schreiner (1916-2016)Two daughters, Suzanne L. (1942-) and Heidi J. Schreiner Godleski (1944-).One son, Christopher I. (1949-).Local address: 39 Barbara Drive and 11 Old Lantern Road, NorwalkEnlisted on September 26, 1940.Serial number: 11010824Unit: 17th and 20th Fighter…

LIEUTENANT LLOYD CHALMERS AHLGREN; U.S. NAVY

August 6, 1920 (Campello, MA) – November 28, 1993 (Bennington, VT); 73 years oldMarried Dorothy Brede (1918-?)Local address: Silvermine Avenue, NorwalkTwo sons, Dana L. (1952-) and Tyler G. (1954-).    One daughter, Ann Ahlgren Babcock (1957-). Enlisted on March 1, 1943.Served on the USS Oberrender (DE-344) and the USS Haynsworth (DD 700). Born to Ivan F. (1889-1963)…

CAPTAIN WARD BRYAN CHAMBERLIN JR.; U.S. ARMY

December 16, 1881 (New York City) – March 21, 1956 (Norwalk, CT); 74 years oldMarried Elizabeth Nichols Chamberlin (1888-1983) on July 19, 1919, in Bridgeport, CT.Two daughters, Elizabeth N. Chamberlin Howard (1920-1979) and Martha E. Chamberlin Sloane (1925-1988).One son, Ward B. Chamberlin III (1921-2017). He was a pioneer in public broadcasting in New York and…

MAJOR (FATHER) JOHN THOMAS O’BRIEN; U.S. ARMY   

July 2, 1902 (Boston, MA) – April 14, 1968 (New Canaan, CT); 65 years oldLocal address: Holy Ghost Fathers, West Norwalk (1930 census)Unknown enlistment date.Service number is unknownUnit: 28th Infantry Division Born to Thomas J. or P. (1866-1937) and Amelia L. Shaughnessy O’Brien (1873-1960). One sister, Ellen M. O’Brien Harkins (1906-1973).  Ordained on September 17,…

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ANGELO DANIEL RADANO; U.S. ARMY 

December 24, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – March 2, 1992; 70 years oldMarried Katherine Lombardo (1922-2004) on April 19, 1947, in Norwalk, Connecticut.Three sons, Joseph (1948-), Angelo (1954-2013), and Frank (1957-). One daughter, Deborah R. (1949-1995).Local address: 15 Tierney Street, NorwalkEnlisted on October 17, 1942.Service number: 31193034Discharged on October 20, 1944.Unit: 977th Field Artillery Battalion Born…

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LEONARD “LENNY OR LEO” GREEN; U.S. ARMY

February 19, 1925 (Norwalk, CT) – November 3, 2018 (Stamford, CT); 93 years oldMarried Erna J. Feldman on May 14, 1961, in Norwalk, ConnecticutLocal address: 89 Taylor Avenue and 100 Flax Hill Avenue, Norwalk, ConnecticutEnlisted on July 6, 1943Discharged January 19, 1946Service number: 31336607MOS: 677, Military PoliceUnit: 104th Infantry Regiment, Company D Born to Gus…

MASTER SERGEANT WALTER MCCALL RASMUSSEN; U.S. ARMY

January 27, 1920 (Georgetown, CT) – May 4, 2012 (Trumbull, CT); 82 years oldMarried Antoinette “Dorothy” V. Scinto (1922-1988) on January 26, 1946, in Bridgeport, Connecticut.Two daughters, Debra A. Rasmussen (1955-) and Elaine M. Rasmussen Toth (1957-).Local address: 88 Winfield Street, Norwalk, ConnecticutEnlisted on June 5, 1939, and into the Regular Army on February 24,…

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