PRIVATE NICHOLAS MICHAEL RUSSO; U.S. ARMY

April 7, 1924 (Norwalk, CT) – October 14, 1998 (Norwalk, CT); 74 years oldMarried to Joan Beardsley on April 19, 1952 in Norwalk, CTLocal address: 23 River Street, NorwalkSerial number 31336854UNIT: CHEMICAL WARFARE SERVICE Held in German POW camp Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13. From The Norwalk Hour May 24, 1945 Private Nicholas M. Russo,Continue reading “PRIVATE NICHOLAS MICHAEL RUSSO; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE ARTHUR ASHLEY RUSSELL; U.S. ARMY

August 27, 1924 (Ormskirk, England) – November 5, 1980 (Fort Sam Houston, TX); 56 years oldMarried to Irene Eva Maria Rathske (1925-2013)Local address: 155 Washington Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on March 9, 1943. Served until December 17, 1972.Serial number 32867932Served for 29 years during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Held in German POW camp Stalag 2B HammersteinContinue reading “PRIVATE ARTHUR ASHLEY RUSSELL; U.S. ARMY”

STAFF SERGEANT OTIS JESSE ROSS; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

July 24, 1918 (Rangeley, ME) – March 23, 1971 (Unknown); 52 years oldMarried to Mildred Herman on February 17, 1939 in NorwalkOne son, BruceLocal address: 2 Branford Place, East NorwalkEnlisted on August 5, 1943Serial number 31338311100TH BOMB GROUP, 418TH BOMB SQUADRON Captured on December 31, 1944 near Bramel, County Wesermuende. Held in German POW campContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT OTIS JESSE ROSS; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GERHART “DUTCH” RISTAU; U.S. ARMY

January 15, 1910 (Plock, Poland) – January 18, 1999 (Norwalk, CT); 89 years oldMarried Honnour Hackett (1912-2010) on January 31, 1931 in Torrington, CTOne son Theodore (1932-2021), and one daughter Dorothy (1931-)Local address: 36 ½ Adams Avenue, and 44 Tierney Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on January 3, 1944Serial number 31409235UNKNOWN INFANTRY UNIT Immigrated from Poland atContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GERHART “DUTCH” RISTAU; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH RAGUSEO; U.S. ARMY

August 22, 1915 (Brooklyn, NY) – January 31, 1981 (Norwalk, CT); 65 years oldMarried to Rose Garofalo on January 19, 1946 in Fairfield, CTTwo daughtersLocal address: 76 Lexington Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on August 5, 1943Serial number 31338315UNKNOWN INFANTRY UNIT Held in German POW camp Stalag 6G Bonn Rheinland, Prussia 50-07. According to his daughter JoContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH RAGUSEO; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT BRAMWELL GEORGE PHILLIPS; U.S. ARMY

May 23, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – January 21, 1999 (Norwalk, CT); 81 years oldMarried to Julia DiZenzo on October 12, 1940 of Port Chester – Divorced December 21, 1945Married Helen Macomber on January 22, 1946 in Russell, AlabamaOne son, John.Local address: 126 South Main Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on October 3, 1942Serial number 1215004182ND AIRBORNE DIVISION,Continue reading “SERGEANT BRAMWELL GEORGE PHILLIPS; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RICHARD WILLIAM PERRY; U.S. ARMY

March 29, 1925 (Braintree, MA) – December 27, 1998 (Norwalk, CT); 73 years oldMarried to Dorothy Pepe January 26, 1946 in Norwalk, CTLocal address: 24 Spring Street, South Norwalk and 15 Plymouth Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted June 17, 1943Serial number 3133559545TH INFANTRY DIVISION Held in Nazi POW camp Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity ofKoslinContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RICHARD WILLIAM PERRY; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE ANTHONY OGRINC; U.S. ARMY

August 7, 1923 (Norwalk, CT) – Unknown dateMarried and one son (need to verify)Local address: 30 Avenue D, Norwalk and 4 Smith Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on March 3, 1943Serial number 3132905634TH INFANTRY DIVISION Held in Nazi POW camp Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17. From TheContinue reading “PRIVATE ANTHONY OGRINC; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH WALTER OBUCHOWSKI; U.S. ARMY

Born April 10, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – April 23, 2004 (Wilton, CT); 83 years oldUnmarriedLocal address: 268 Main StreetEnlisted on October 3, 1942Serial number: 3119297495TH INFANTRY DIVISION Held in German POW camp Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13. From The Norwalk Hour December 22, 1944 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Obuchowski of 268 Main Street received aContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH WALTER OBUCHOWSKI; U.S. ARMY”

SECOND LIEUTENANT WARREN ROLAND MUDGE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

July 19, 1923 (Baldwinsville, MA) – June 4, 1978 (Charlotte, NC); 54 years oldMarried Mary Worthmann on June 19, 1948 in Norwalk, CTMarried to Ann Jones Carroll on September 6, 1969 in Norwalk, CTTwo daughters and two stepdaughters, Catherine and SusanLocal address: 321 Rowayton Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on January 12, 1942Serial number: 11041536 (Enlisted) and O-752769Continue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT WARREN ROLAND MUDGE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”