LANCE CORPORAL PIETRO OSIMANTI; U.S. MARINE CORPS

July 30, 1949 (Rome, Italy) –Enlisted on August 30, 1966Local address when entered the service: 60 Maple Street, NorwalkDischarged in November 1968.3RD MARINE DIVISION, 26TH REGIMENT, 1ST BATTALION, COMPANY B Wounded in action while engaging the enemy at Khe Sanh February 7, 1968.

SHIP’S COOK THIRD CLASS BERLEY AUGUSTA MEARS; U.S. NAVY

May 20, 1919 (Accomack, VA) – January 12, 1977 (Norwalk, CT)Married to the former Josephine Aquino in Norwalk on October 20, 1945. She is the sister of Anthony Aquino who was the first Norwalk resident killed in WWII.Local addresses: 9 Chestnut Street, South Norwalk (1946); 7 Nolan Street, Norwalk (1976)Enlisted on September 22, 1941 inContinue reading “SHIP’S COOK THIRD CLASS BERLEY AUGUSTA MEARS; U.S. NAVY”

PRIVATE MICHAEL CATTALO LADESTRO; U.S. ARMY

October 13, 1917 (Stamford, CT) – March 13, 2014 (Wilton, CT)Married Anna Braccia September 10, 1949 in StamfordAddress: 8 Leann Drive, NorwalkEnlisted October 21, 1942713TH TANK BATTALION, B COMPANY Also received the Bronze Star Medal Wounded on April 19, 1945 at Okinawa

FIRST LIUETENANT WILLIAM RUSSELL JONES; U.S. ARMY

October 1, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – June 9, 1980 (Maple Shade, NJ); 62 years oldMarried to Alma; two daughtersEnlisted on September 8, 19413RD INFANTRY DIVISION, 7TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY H Wounded May 24, 1944 at Anzio, Italy. One of the original founders of Norwalk Pony League baseball. Two term Police Commissioner. Served on the NorwalkContinue reading “FIRST LIUETENANT WILLIAM RUSSELL JONES; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT EDWARD THOMAS GUTKOWSKI JR.; U.S. MARINE CORPS

January 20, 1929 (Wilkes Barre, PA) – November 12, 2018 (89 years old)Married to Catherine Adela Spack, November 23, 1950 in Washington D.C.Last local address: 25 Norvel Road, NorwalkEnlisted October 18, 1950Service number: 6496911ST MARINE DIVISION, 7TH MARINES, 1ST BATTALION, COMPANY B Also received the Marine Corps Commendation Medal Also served July 10, 1947 toContinue reading “SERGEANT EDWARD THOMAS GUTKOWSKI JR.; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE PAUL PETER GULYAS JR.; U.S. ARMY

December 6, 1919 (Vintondale, PA) – September 3, 1983Married to the former Clara Larocca October 12, 1946 in NorwalkAddress when registered for the draft: 24 Concord Street Extension, South NorwalkEnlisted April 4, 1942Service number: 311043875TH ARMORED DIVISION, MEDICAL CORPS Worked at Yankee Metals Products Company in Norwalk prior to service. Wounded in action in FranceContinue reading “PRIVATE PAUL PETER GULYAS JR.; U.S. ARMY”

SPECIALIST 4TH CLASS MICHAEL DIIORIO; U.S. ARMY

April 30, 1943 (Jelsi, Campobasso, Italy) – November 29, 2019Married to Sheila Gero DiIorio for 53 years; children Michael, Frank, and DominickLocal address: 29 Morton Street, Norwalk Wounded in action in Vietnam. No other details known.