LIEUTENANT DAVID PAUL COLE; U.S. ARMY

July 7, 1932 –Married to Donna. Six children.Norwalk, Connecticut residentEntered service August 14, 1954; MOS: 31542, Special Forces Officer Tour Start Date: October 18, 1968 Also received the Bronze Star Medal. Wounded on November 20, 1963 in Vietnam Member of the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DOUGLAS ARTHUR BORA SR.; U.S. ARMY

April 5, 1924 (Burlington, VT) – May 25, 2015 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Jean Ritchey July 28, 1951 in Darien, CTMoved to Norwalk in the 1960s and lived at 27 Rowayton Avenue, RowaytonSerial number 3286841684TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 335TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY G Also received the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star with V device.

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN “JACK” PHILIP BLACKMAN SR.; U.S. ARMY

November 22, 1923 (Norwalk, CT) – June 13, 1980; 56 years oldMarried Beulah Mae Scofield on November 26, 1942 in Norwalk, CTOne daughter, VirginiaLocal address: 23 Leonard Street, NorwalkEnlisted on April 2, 1943Serial number 3133143066TH INFANTRY DIVISION Wounded In Action. Recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. Captured during the Battle of the Bulge and wasContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN “JACK” PHILIP BLACKMAN SR.; U.S. ARMY”

PFC DAVID HUGHES BLACKMAN JR., ARMY

October 24, 1923 (Stamford, CT) – October 4, 2017 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Edna Noble BlackmanAddress: 221 West Rocks Road, NorwalkEnlisted on March 2, 1943Serial number 3132650380TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 318TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY L Wounded in action in France. As told by family: “Served in Northern France and Rhineland where he was taken as a POWContinue reading “PFC DAVID HUGHES BLACKMAN JR., ARMY”

PRIVATE LAWRENCE ROBERT ZEOLI; U.S. MARINE CORPS

February 8, 1923 (Brooklyn, NY) – May 21, 1945; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 12 Reynolds Street, NorwalkEnlisted on January 4, 1944Service number: 9071996TH MARINE DIVISION, 4TH MARINES, COMPANY C Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Died during Operation Iceberg on Okinawa, Japan May 21, 1945. From The Norwalk Hour March 8, 1945 In a recentContinue reading “PRIVATE LAWRENCE ROBERT ZEOLI; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT VALENTINE WALTER; U.S. NAVY

October 11, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – November 3, 1944; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 3 State Street, South NorwalkEnlisted March 4, 1943Service number: 8072532USS RENO (CL-96)Missing In Action (MIA) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ’40 From The Norwalk Hour November 18, 1944 One Norwalk sailor is missing. Robert Valentine Walter,Continue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT VALENTINE WALTER; U.S. NAVY”

STAFF SERGEANT LOUIS WILLIAM VINGO; U.S. ARMY

May 12, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – December 28, 1944; 27 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 78 Taylor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted February 12, 1941Service number: 310105934TH ARMORED DIVISION, 35TH TANK BATTALION Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Norwalk High School Class of ‘35 From The Norwalk Hour January 18, 1945 Sergeant Louis W. Vingo, 26, son of Mrs. MaryContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT LOUIS WILLIAM VINGO; U.S. ARMY”

STAFF SERGEANT HAROLD CHARLES VAN NESS (VANESSE); U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 22, 1918 (Rockville, CT) – January 11, 1943; 24 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 104 South Main Street, South Norwalk  Service number: 11033044376TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 514TH BOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and Purple Heart Medal From The Norwalk Hour March 22, 1943 Staff Sergeant Harold “Tex” Vanesse, who made his homeContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT HAROLD CHARLES VAN NESS (VANESSE); U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS GEORGE PHILIP VAN ALSTYNE; U.S. COAST GUARD

August 10, 1917 (New Haven, CT) – September 9, 1942; 25 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 1 Stevens Street, NorwalkService number: 505095USS MUSKEGET (WAG-48)Missing In Action (MIA) at sea Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ‘36 Son of Mrs. Rachael F. Van Alstyne, 114 W. 16th St., New York, NY, formerly ofContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS GEORGE PHILIP VAN ALSTYNE; U.S. COAST GUARD”

STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT PAUL VALENTIK; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 25, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – February 4, 1944; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 25 Seaview Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on July 3, 1942Service number: 31142791100TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 418TH BOMBER SQUADRONMissing In Action (MIA) Awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart Medal Norwalk High School Class of ‘39 From The Norwalk Hour February 23, 1944Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT PAUL VALENTIK; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”