CAPTAIN LEWIS GEORGE HENRY; U.S. ARMY

September 13, 1917 (Brooklyn, NY) – June 27, 1944; 26 years oldMarried to the former Janice Marie Sanderson (1919-2004) June 21, 1941 in Norwalk One daughter, Jane.Last local address: 6 Fremont Place, NorwalkEnlisted September 8, 1941Service number: O-1013072Unit: 1st Armored Division, 13th Armored Regiment Awarded the Purple Heart Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters (3Continue reading “CAPTAIN LEWIS GEORGE HENRY; U.S. ARMY”

CAPTAIN RODERICK STEPHEN GOODSPEED “STEVE” HALL; U.S. ARMY

August 12, 1915 (Beijing, China) – February 20, 1945; 29 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 185 East Avenue, Norwalk (1930 census; 14 years old)Enlisted September 8, 1941 from NorwalkService number: O-1114150Unit: 2677th Regiment, Office of Strategic Services (OSS = Precursor to the CIA) Born to Ray O. Hall (1891-1951) and Gertrude Cliff Goodspeed Hall Morrill (1881-1964).Continue reading “CAPTAIN RODERICK STEPHEN GOODSPEED “STEVE” HALL; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ANTHONY BERNARD GREGORY; U.S. ARMY

September 12, 1917 (New York, NY) – April 8, 1945; 27 years oldMarried to Mary Gregory, a Private First Class in the Women’s Army Corps; no childrenLast local address: 377 Main Street, NorwalkEnlisted on January 6, 1944Service number: 31409427Unit: 121st Infantry, then the 3rd Army Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal. FromContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ANTHONY BERNARD GREGORY; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL THOMAS JOSEPH GAFFNEY; U.S. ARMY

February 14, 1921 (Port Chester, NY) – May 18, 1945; 24 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Pearl Street, NorwalkEnlisted July 3, 1942Service number: 31190346Unit: 936th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C Born to Thomas (1883-1961) and Catherine Mulcahy Gaffney (1890-1945). In census data, both parents listed “Irish Free State” as their birth place. Sister, Mary C. GaffneyContinue reading “CORPORAL THOMAS JOSEPH GAFFNEY; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE THOMAS MICHAEL FOX; U.S. ARMY

August 12, 1925 (Norwalk, CT) – February 3, 1945; 19 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 84 Main Street, NorwalkEnlisted November 1, 1943Service number: 31407340Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, B Company Born to William Augustus Fox (1891-1958) and Gertrude Elizabeth Hickey Fox Ayers (1900-1972). Brothers William P. (1925-2012), Francis L. (1927-2000). Sister AnnaContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE THOMAS MICHAEL FOX; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE JOHN VERNAM FISK; U.S. ARMY

May 21, 1921 (Flushing, NY) – December 29, 1944; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 236 Highland Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted March 8, 1943Service number: 31329165Unit: 25th Infantry Division, 101st Infantry Regiment Born to Harvey E. Jr. (1881-1951) and Dorothy Dodge Fisk (1893-1975). Brother Harvey E. III (1917-2002), and sister Dorothea “Dot” H. Fisk Fulkerson (1919-2009). Awarded theContinue reading “PRIVATE JOHN VERNAM FISK; U.S. ARMY”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT WILLIAM ULRICH ETTINGER JR.; U.S. ARMY

July 20, 1922 (White Plains, NY) – October 7, 1944; 22 years oldMarried to the former Gladys Davis (1925-1967) on November 12, 1943 in NorwalkOne daughter Sharon (1945-present)Last local address: 8 France Street, NorwalkEnlisted on October 2, 1942Service number: 1109610383RD INFANTRY DIVISION, 331ST INFANTRY REGIMENT Awarded the Purple Heart Medal From The Norwalk Hour OctoberContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT WILLIAM ULRICH ETTINGER JR.; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE VINCENT KENNETH ENOS; U.S. ARMY

July 25, 1911 (Elk Garden, WV) – December 21, 1944; 33 years oldMarried to Dorothy Alberta Foster Enos and had two children, a son Kenneth and daughter EvelynLast local address: 12 France Street, NorwalkEnlisted September 2, 1943Service number: 31405566Unit: 7th Armored Division, 38th Infantry Battalion, Company A Born to Charles O. (1879-1944) [died just 4Continue reading “PRIVATE VINCENT KENNETH ENOS; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE SANDERS MELANCTHON DORR JR.; U.S. ARMY

February 28, 1926 (Willimantic, CT) – February 19, 1945; 18 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 24 Emerson Street, East NorwalkService number: 31466953Unit: 94th Infantry Division, 376th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company B Born to Sanders M. Sr. (1892-1970) and Emma Millicent Barron Dorr (1900-1995). Sisters Eleanor Millicent Dorr Bailey (1924-2018), Ethel I. Dorr Rubino (1927-2017), VioletContinue reading “PRIVATE SANDERS MELANCTHON DORR JR.; U.S. ARMY”

STAFF SERGEANT LOUIS SALVATORE DODDO; U.S. ARMY

December 25, 1913 (Norwalk, CT) – July 7, 1944; 30 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 4 Neptune Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service March 21, 1941Service number: 31042417Unit: 27th Infantry Division; 105th Infantry Regiment, Company C Born to Anthony D. (Tedesco/Tedeschi) Doddo (1885-1955) and Mary Zelembo Doddo (1885-1968). Brother Michael A. (1907-1964) and Patrick “Patsy” (1910-2004). Sisters,Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT LOUIS SALVATORE DODDO; U.S. ARMY”