PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALEXANDER GEORGE WAINIO; U.S. MARINE CORPS

October 19, 1948 (Norwalk, CT) – May 26, 1967; 18 years oldUnmarriedLast known local address: Scofield Place, East NorwalkEnlisted on November 9, 1965 at 17 years, 21 days oldMOS: 0351, Anti-tank AssaultmanTour Start Date: unknownService number: 2182182III MAF, 1ST MARINE DIVISION, 5TH MARINES, 3RD BATTALION, I COMPANY Casualty Location: Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam Alexander is on TheContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALEXANDER GEORGE WAINIO; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

MAJOR LARRY ALAN THORNE; U.S. ARMY + FINLAND and GERMANY

May 28, 1919 (Viipuri, Finland) – October 19, 1965; 46 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: unknown (see Note below)Enlisted on December 31, 1956; MOS: 3154, Infantry Unit Commander & Special OperationsTour Start Date: January 18, 1965Service number: O-2287104MACV ADVISORS, Team SD-5891Casualty Location: Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam Larry is on The Wall at Panel 2E, Line 126 Awarded the Legion of Merit, Distinguished FlyingContinue reading “MAJOR LARRY ALAN THORNE; U.S. ARMY + FINLAND and GERMANY”

STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM JAMES TARSI; U.S. ARMY

April 14, 1933 (Danbury, CT) – August 24, 1966; 33 years oldMarried to Faye TarsiThree children, Michelle, Dona, and FostaLast local address: 215 Liberty Square, East Norwalk (1940 census)Enlisted on May 1, 1965; MOS: 11B40, Light Weapons InfantryTour Start Date: August 5, 1966 (killed just 19 days into his tour in Vietnam)Service number: 197381731ST INFANTRY DIVISION, 26TH INFANTRYContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM JAMES TARSI; U.S. ARMY”

SPECIALIST FIFTH CLASS ROBERT FRANCIS STEVENS; U.S. ARMY

February 18, 1944 (Norwalk, CT) – June 10, 1967; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 65 Van Zant Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on October 31, 1963; MOS: 94B20, Food Service SpecialistTour Start Date: December 1, 1966Service number: 114324109TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 60TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 2ND BATTALION, HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY Casualty Location: Long An, South Vietnam Robert is on The WallContinue reading “SPECIALIST FIFTH CLASS ROBERT FRANCIS STEVENS; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DANIEL JOHN SHEA, U.S. ARMY

January 29, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – May 14, 1969; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 5 St. John Street, East NorwalkEnlistment date: unknown; MOS: 91A10, CorpsmanTour Start Date: March 27, 1969Service number: 52725281AMERICAL DIVISION, 196TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, 21ST INFANTRY, 3RD BATTALION, HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY Casualty Location: Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam Daniel is on The Wall at Panel 24W, Line 12 AwardedContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DANIEL JOHN SHEA, U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL MICHAEL JOHN SCANLON; U.S. MARINE CORPS

November 12, 1945 (Norwalk, CT) – January 18, 1967; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 45 Maple Street (2E)Enlisted on June 10, 1965; MOS: 0311, RiflemanTour Start Date: June 10, 1965Service number 2136902III MAF, 3RD MARINE DIVISION, 3RD RECON BATTALION, 3RD FORCE RECON COMPANY Casualty Location: Quang Tri Province Michael is on The Wall at Panel 14E, Line 50 Awarded the Silver StarContinue reading “CORPORAL MICHAEL JOHN SCANLON; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

LANCE CORPORAL CHARLES EDWARD RICHARDS; U.S. MARINE CORPS

July 22, 1944 (Norwalk, CT) – February 04, 1968; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: parents both deceased; brother listed at 3 Yost Street, NorwalkEnlisted on April 28, 1966; MOS: 0311, RiflemanTour Start Date: August 31, 1967Service number: 2289425III MAF, 1ST MARINE DIVISION, 5TH MARINES, 1ST BATTALION, B COMPANY Casualty Location: Thua Thien, South Vietnam Charles is on TheContinue reading “LANCE CORPORAL CHARLES EDWARD RICHARDS; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

FIRST LIEUTENANT ALBERT MICHAEL PREVOST; U.S. MARINE CORPS

January 30, 1935 (Paris, France) – February 1, 1966; 31 years oldMarried to Marilyn J. PrevostTwo sons, Albert and MichaelLast local address: 40 Wilton Avenue, NorwalkMOS: 7308, PilotTour Start Date: June 16, 1963Service number: 083622III MAF, 1ST MARINE AIR WING, Marine AERIAL REFUELER TRANSPORT SQUADRON VMGR-152, MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP MAG-15 Casualty Location: Off the coast of North VietnamContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT ALBERT MICHAEL PREVOST; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

STAFF SERGEANT MICHAEL BRADLEY “MICK” PAQUIN; U.S. ARMY

October 08, 1946 (Westport, CT) to December 15, 1967; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Lyncrest Drive, Norwalk and 5 Winker Lane, WestportEnlistment date is unknown; MOS: 11B40, InfantryTour Start Date: March 24, 1967Service number: RA1143312725TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 22ND INFANTRY REGIMENT, 2ND BATTALION, A COMPANY Casualty Location: Tay Tinh, South Vietnam (3 others died in same incident) Michael is onContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT MICHAEL BRADLEY “MICK” PAQUIN; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL EDWARD VINCENT PALMENTA; U.S. ARMY

July 31, 1944 (Norwalk, CT) – June 11, 1969; 24 years oldMarried to Elaine Ramanauskas Palmenta on July 25, 1964 in NorwalkOne child, daughter ChristinaLast local address: 9 Gordon Street and 68 Chestnut Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on June 20, 1968; MOS: 13A10, Field ArtilleryTour Start Date: January 7, 1969Service number: 56840481AMERICAL DIVISION, 196TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, 82ND ARTILLERY REGIMENT, 3RDContinue reading “CORPORAL EDWARD VINCENT PALMENTA; U.S. ARMY”