PFC John Magrath’s memory kept alive at Fort Drum, NY

A November 9, 2021 article by the Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs office highlighted how the sports complex there, is still named for Norwalk’s own PFC John D. Magrath. PFC Magrath was the only member of the 10th Mountain Division to be awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II. I called the officeContinue reading “PFC John Magrath’s memory kept alive at Fort Drum, NY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE CLAYTON YOUNG; U.S. MARINE CORPS

October 3, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – June 25, 1997 (Norwalk, CT); 75 years oldMarried to Katherine Restivo Young (1926-2016) on April 22, 1950 in Norwalk, CTOne child Valerie Young (Gerry) LeoneAddress: 5 McKinley Street, Rowayton & 223 East Rocks Road, NorwalkEnlisted on September 15, 1942 in Springfield, MassachusettsDischarged on January 12, 1946Serial number: 459699Unit: 5thContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE CLAYTON YOUNG; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PEARL HARBOR

Since I started this website, I have always tracked the traffic to it, and beyond. Who clicked on what, who found the site through a search engine such as Google, what country were they in? WordPress provides that through their analytics. It’s always been a really fascinating piece of being able to bring this informationContinue reading “PEARL HARBOR”

CORPORAL JAMES WILLIAM COPELAND; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 12, 1945 (Norwalk, CT) – presentMarried to Mitsu Higa Copeland in 1966 in the American Consulate in Naha, Okinawa.One son, ChristopherLocal address: 60 Glenwood Avenue 246 Main Street, and 536 Connecticut AvenueEnlistment date is unknown. Discharged in November 1966.Serial number is unknownUnit is unknown Born to James Henry (1906-1976) and Marion Wilson Copeland (1909-1976).Continue reading “CORPORAL JAMES WILLIAM COPELAND; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT JAMES MACEDO; U.S. ARMY

January 27, 1925 (Fall River, MA) – October 8, 2007 (Norwalk, CT); 82 years oldMarried to Kathleen Mayer Macedo (1927-2007) on May 31, 1954 in Norwalk. One son, James Jr. (1957-2010).Local address 3 Grandview Avenue, 15 Fox Run Road and 54 Taylor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on an unknown date in 1942. Discharged October 21, 1945. EnlistedContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT JAMES MACEDO; U.S. ARMY”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT SIDNEY DAVID WALLACE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

December 20, 1920 (Bangor, ME) – March 18, 1979 (Phoenix, AZ); 58 years oldMarried to Naomi Becker Wallace (1924-2010) on September 28, 1944 in MaineChildren are Neal (1945-1986), and Lee (?), and Steven (?). Local address: 9 Douglas DriveEnlisted on July 1, 1942Serial number 11043187Unit: unknown Born to Joseph Wallace (1883-1938) and Annie Sagarin WallaceContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT SIDNEY DAVID WALLACE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN RICHARD ULMAN; U.S. ARMY

May 31, 1920 (Dornar, PA) – March 17, 2000 (Bridgeport, CT); 79 years oldMarried to Marjorie Kobaly Ulman (1919-1998) on June 23, 1941 in Norwalk, CT.One son, Robert (1941-).Local address: 53 Woodward Avenue, 7 Neptune Avenue and 44 Baxter Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on May 16, 1939Service number 161415477th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C Born to JosephContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN RICHARD ULMAN; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL LLOYD WILLIAM KEENE; U.S. ARMY

May 28, 1910 (Norwalk, CT) – December 19, 1967 (San Mateo, CA); 57 years oldUnmarriedLocal address: 21 Riverside Avenue and 1 Random Road, NorwalkEnlisted on December 4, 1942 Serial number 31272561Unit: 985th Field Artillery Battalion Born to George (1880-1957) and Delia Donnellan Keene (1877-1952). Brother John (1905-1989), Edgar (1912-1981). Sisters Edith Keene Carvutto (1915-1941) andContinue reading “CORPORAL LLOYD WILLIAM KEENE; U.S. ARMY”

GUNNER’S MATE THIRD CLASS ROGER LOWELL STORM; U.S. NAVY

May 14, 1913 (Mount Pocono, PA) – December 26, 1995 (Sarasota, FL); 82 years oldMarried to Jane Renn Storm (1923-1972) on December 6, 1943 in Norwalk. — Divorced on June 18, 1975One son, Franklin Storm Jr. (1949-2013)Married again to Marlene Howard Storm on December 10, 1980 in Desoto, FL.Local address: 1 Woodland Road, Norwalk (Rowayton)EnlistedContinue reading “GUNNER’S MATE THIRD CLASS ROGER LOWELL STORM; U.S. NAVY”

CORPORAL LORETO BIAGIO PELLEGRINI; U.S. ARMY

June 15, 1919 (Leominster, MA) – June 8, 1989 (Norwalk, CT); 69 years oldMarried to Patricia Evelyn Credit Pellegrini (1918-2004) in 1943.Children (unknown)Local address: 29 Grandview Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on February 15, 1943Serial number 31259964Unit (unknown) Giuseppe (1877-1965) and Giovanna “Jenny” Cugini Pellegrini (1879-1957), both born in Italy. Three brothers, Biagio (1906-1927), Gerardo (1912-1977) and LucioContinue reading “CORPORAL LORETO BIAGIO PELLEGRINI; U.S. ARMY”