IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO DIDN’T MAKE IT HOME
May 4, 1940 (Cleveland, OH) – Local address: 5 Swale RoadEnlisted on February 27, 1967; Discharged June 23, 1969Service number: 306740124Unit: COMUSMACV Advisory Team 2 Recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with two Overseas Service Bars Incident details for the award ofContinue reading “CAPTAIN RICHARD MORTON MCGONIGAL; U.S. ARMY”
Once in a while I freelance and create bios for people I know who have a connection to a veteran who died during wartime service but not from Norwalk, Connecticut which is the theme of the work on this website. To me, any Medal of Honor recipient is deserving of my time and effort. ThisContinue reading “CORPORAL DAVID BERNARD CHAMPAGNE; U.S. MARINE CORPS”
July 23, 1925 (Pemberwich, 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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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)Unit: 305th Bomb Group, 364thContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD WHITNEY TUTTLE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”
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”
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