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 (1922-2001) and Loretta Carignan Kaplan (1924-?). Gary was their only child. Wounded on April 26, 1967 by fragmentation wounds. Wounded again on JulyContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GARY P. KAPLAN; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

SERGEANT ALLAN STEPHEN AZARY; U.S. ARMY

May 7, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – presentMarried to Geraldine Parr on October 28, 1967 in Norwalk, CT.Daughter, Geraldine Anne (1970-) and son (John 1974-).Local address: 117 West Cedar Street and 185 Grumman AvenueEnlisted in June 14, 1967 Serial number: US52722746Unit: 25th Infantry Division, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company B Born to Joseph Sr. (1914-1952)Continue reading “SERGEANT ALLAN STEPHEN AZARY; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LAWRENCE JOSEPH GILL; U.S. MARINE CORPS

May 5, 1945 (Brooklyn, NY) – May 28, 2018 (Grand Bay, AL); 73 years oldMarried to Janice Aprea on October 10, 1970 in Norwalk, CTOne son, Lance.Local address: 2 Cliffview Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on June 29, 1964; Discharged on June 16, 1966Service number 2093344Unit: 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein), 2nd Battalion, Company FMOS: 0311 –Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LAWRENCE JOSEPH GILL; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

LANCE CORPORAL JOHN VINCENT AVALONE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

May 1, 1948 (Norwalk, CT) – presentMarried to Sandra Ketrincheck on May 16, 1971 in Norwalk, CTLast 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). John is their only child. Awarded the Purple Heart afterContinue reading “LANCE CORPORAL JOHN VINCENT AVALONE; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

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”

CORPORAL DAVID CHARLES SANBORN; U.S. MARINE CORPS

December 3, 1944 – presentMarried to Lynda Rowan (1942-?) on November 15, 1969 in Vernon, CTMarried Aldonna Janssen (1947-2018) on October 16, 1971 in Fairfield, CTChildren are twin sons Stephen and ScottLocal address: 5 Naromake AvenueEnlistment on August 17, 1965Unit: 1st Marine Division, 5th Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company B Wounded in Vietnam three times withinContinue reading “CORPORAL DAVID CHARLES SANBORN; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

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, and 21 days oldMOS: 0351, Anti-tank AssaultmanTour Start Date: unknownService number: 2182182Unit: III MAF, 1st Marine Division, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, I Company Born to Alexander Marlow (1923-1989) and Mary Webb WainioContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALEXANDER GEORGE WAINIO; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

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

May 28, 1919 (Viipuri, Finland) – October 19, 1965; 46 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: unknown (see WEBMASTERS NOTE below)Enlisted on December 31, 1956MOS: 3154, Infantry Unit Commander & Special OperationsTour Start Date: January 18, 1965Service number: O-2287104Unit: Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG), Team SD-5891 Casualty Location: Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam Larry isContinue reading “MAJOR LARRY ALAN THORNE; U.S. ARMY; ALSO FINLAND and GERMANY”

STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM JAMES TARSI; U.S. ARMY

April 14, 1933 (Danbury, CT) – August 24, 1966; 33 years oldMarried to Faye Tarsi (1931-1998)Three daughters: Dana J. Tarsi Basilicato West (1959-), Michelle S. Tarsi Lopaz (1960-), and Fosta M. Tarsi Davis McNulty (1963-2021).Last local address: 215 Liberty Square, East Norwalk (1940 census)Enlisted on May 1, 1965Service number: 421-58-85MOS: 11B40, Light Weapons InfantryTour Start Date: August 5,Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM JAMES TARSI; U.S. ARMY”