HOSPITALMAN 3RD CLASS JAMES STEVEN CAZARES, U.S. NAVY

For those that follow this website, you know that once in a while I freelance and create bios for people who I have a personal connection to, or the story is too compelling and important to pass on. The theme of the work on this website is to honor veterans who died during wartime. ThisContinue reading “HOSPITALMAN 3RD CLASS JAMES STEVEN CAZARES, U.S. NAVY”

LANCE CORPORAL JAMES DENNIS “DENNY” SUTTON; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 4, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – December 14, 2016 (Redding, CT); 69 years oldMarried to Kathryn Schaberg Sutton (1951-?) on August 7, 1971 in Norwalk CT — Divorced in 1983Married to Noreen Morrow Sutton (1958-present) on June 8, 1991 in Norwalk, CTChildren are William K. (1977-present), James D. (1981-present) M. Jake (?-?), and T. MattContinue reading “LANCE CORPORAL JAMES DENNIS “DENNY” SUTTON; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

SPECIALIST 4TH CLASS RALPH JAY RIVKIND; U.S. ARMY

September 6, 1945 (Bronx, NY) – presentMarried to Beverly Manne Rivkind (1947-present) on August 18,1968 in Westbury, NYOne daughter, Rachel M. Rivkind (1975-present)Local address: 11 East Meadow LaneEnlistment date February 16, 1967. Discharged February 15, 1973.Serial number 52722347Unit: 1st Infantry Division Born to Julian (1927-1987) and Mildred (1928-1986). One sister, Linda (1953-present). Used with permission:Continue reading “SPECIALIST 4TH CLASS RALPH JAY RIVKIND; U.S. ARMY”

SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS LAURENCE F. PITCHER; U.S. ARMY

April 24, 1948 (Norwalk, CT) – presentMarried to Maria Ann Proto Pitcher (1949-present) on September 19, 1970 in NorwalkChildren (unknown)Local address: 79 Winfield Street and 27 Myrtle StreetEnlisted in October 31, 1966; Discharged in November 1969.Serial number 11800161Unit: 299th Engineer Battalion, Company B In Larry Pitcher’s own words: “Kantum Vietnam 30 Jan 1968 – aboutContinue reading “SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS LAURENCE F. PITCHER; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT GEORGE THOMAS KITCHENS; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 30, 1945 (Norwalk, CT) – August 20, 1972 (Norwalk, CT); 27 years oldMarried to Susan L. Johnson (1949-?) of Danbury. She remarried twice after George’s death. Daughter, Dawn (1969-present)Local address: 11 Center AvenueEnlisted on September 15, 1965. Discharged June 19, 1969. Serial number 2136964Unit: 3rd Marine Division, 1st Amphibious Tractor Battalion Born to GeorgeContinue reading “SERGEANT GEORGE THOMAS KITCHENS; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS ROBERT FREDERICK JACOBS; U.S. ARMY

May 4, 1944 (Norwalk, CT) – August 9, 2007 (possibly Key West, FL); 63 years oldMarried to Joanne Suarez (1947-2015) on November 1, 1970 in Paramus, New JerseyChildren (unknown)Local address: 20 Lancaster DriveEnlisted in April 1965Serial number 11460342Unit: 101st Airborne Division, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Headquarters and Headquarters Company Born to Frederick (1914-?) andContinue reading “SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS ROBERT FREDERICK JACOBS; U.S. ARMY”

LANCE CORPORAL VICTOR EDWARD BUDNIK; U.S. MARINE CORPS

October 26, 1946 (unknown place of birth) – presentMarried to Linda Leavitt on January 18, 1969 in Norwalk, CTMarried to Claire Furnari Budnik (1953-2015) on January 26, 1986 in Norwalk, CTChildren (unknown)Local address: 19 Deerwood CourtUnknown enlistment dateSerial number 2368711Unit: 1st Marine Division, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, L Company, 3rd Platoon Born to Edward W.Continue reading “LANCE CORPORAL VICTOR EDWARD BUDNIK; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER TIMOTHY BRADY BRAUN; U.S. ARMY

August 22, 1948 (Norwalk, CT) – presentMarried to Madeline Mary Trainor Braun on June 9, 1970 in Norwalk, CTThree childrenLocal address: 59 Glover Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted in June 12, 1967Serial number W-3159834Unit: First Air Cavalry Division, 227th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter), Company B Born to Father Andrew George (1919-2009) and Geraldine Brady Braun (1922-1972). Brother KennethContinue reading “CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER TIMOTHY BRADY BRAUN; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT ROBERT DAVID COLLINS; U.S. ARMY

June 19, 1946 (Woodford, England) – March 20, 2003 (Florida); 56 years oldMarried to Patricia Discepolo Collins on October 2, 1965 in Norwalk.Married to Lyn Collins. No more information is known.Local address: 4 Greenwood Place; parents at 14 Oak Ledge CircleEnlisted in December 1965Serial number RA11477968Unit: 261st Signal Company and 459th Signal Battalion, Headquarters CompanyContinue reading “SERGEANT ROBERT DAVID COLLINS; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GARY P. KAPLAN; U.S. MARINE CORPS

1948? – ?Marital status unknownLocal address: 7 Clara Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on April 8, 1966. Inducted in September 1966. Serial number 232283Unit: 9th Marines, 1st Battalion, B Company, 3rd Platoon Born to Daniel (1922-) and mother is unknown. Unknown siblings also. Wounded on April 26, 1967 by fragmentation wounds. Wounded again on July 2, 1967 inContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GARY P. KAPLAN; U.S. MARINE CORPS”