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”

CAPTAIN RICHARD MORTON MCGONIGAL; U.S. ARMY

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”

HOSPITALMAN PHILIP ROGER MARZOLF; U.S. NAVY

August 14, 1930 (Staten Island, NY) – January 6, 2011 (Norwalk, CT); 80 years oldMarried to Barbara Flynn Marzolf on December 28, 1986 in Norwalk; one daughter and three sonsLast local address: 25 Russell St, NorwalkEnlisted onService number: 7196482UNIT Received Bronze Star with V device for Valor and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster ServedContinue reading “HOSPITALMAN PHILIP ROGER MARZOLF; U.S. NAVY”