CORPORAL DAVID BERNARD CHAMPAGNE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

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”

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

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”

NORWALK’S 45 RESIDENTS RELEASED FROM NAZI POW CAMPS

From The Norwalk Hour November 24, 1945 Red Cross War Prisoner Head Reports Her Task Completed Mrs. Douglas E. Nash Offers Resignation; Says 45 NorwalkersHeld By Nazis Now Home; Tells About Conditions In Pacific Of the 45 men in the armed services from Norwalk who were prisoners of war in Germany, all have returned homeContinue reading “NORWALK’S 45 RESIDENTS RELEASED FROM NAZI POW CAMPS”

A celebrity connection

It’s been more than 6 months since I completed the list of 180+ World War II heroes for this site. I decided it was time to go back through and fix minor formatting mistakes, missing information, and most of all, check NewsBank for any additional information. Recently, 12 more years of my hometown newspaper wereContinue reading “A celebrity connection”

Norwalk in the Civil War

Today I posted bios for the 73 Norwalk residents known to have died during the Civil War. Of those 73, 18 died as a result of wounds received, 22 were killed in action, 11 died of an unknown cause, 21 died of disease, and 1 died in a drowning accident. There were many more whoContinue reading “Norwalk in the Civil War”

War of the Revolution

After a pause of a month or so in this project, I finally found the time to dig into the list of the veterans of the Revolutionary War who are buried in Norwalk, Connecticut. Of the 59 names on that list, several had extensive battle experience in George Washington’s Army. Others served for a monthContinue reading “War of the Revolution”

POW/MIA from Norwalk

In honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 18, 2020 (yearly on the 3rd Friday in September), publishing a list of Norwalk’s POWs and MIAs is a fitting tribute. If there are any names missing, please contact the webmaster through the Contact Form or via e-mail at mvlc@norwalkct.org. POWs PFC David Hughes Blackman, Army, GermanyPFC JohnContinue reading “POW/MIA from Norwalk”

Master Interment List

The list that follows is the final resting place of Norwalk’s wartime casualties around the world. For further details, contact the webmaster through the “Contact” page from the home page. Edits and corrections are always welcome. Nor shall your Glory be forgot,While Fame her record keeps,Or Honor points to the hallowed spot,Where Valor proudly sleeps.—Continue reading “Master Interment List”

The 300 post milestone, libraries, Purple Heart Medals, Luntta and Horan

I passed the 300 posts milestone recently which really made me pause and consider all the research and hours that went into making this website available to the public. It really is an honor to bring the stories of these people to light. My hope is that people learn from the work and pass itContinue reading “The 300 post milestone, libraries, Purple Heart Medals, Luntta and Horan”