TECHNICAL SERGEANT SYLVIO VINCENT D’AVANZO; U.S. ARMY

September 12, 1919 (Norwalk, CT) – February 8, 1945; 25 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 27 Cross Street, NorwalkService number: 20132967Unit: 11th Airborne Division, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment He was awarded the Purple Heart. Sylvio was Killed In Action when the 511th Parachute Infantry was assigned to attack and secure the city of Manila during theContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT SYLVIO VINCENT D’AVANZO; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE PROSPERO NICHOLAS D’AVANZO; U.S. ARMY

January 25, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – June 9, 1944; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 27 Cross Street, NorwalkService Number: 31247927Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment, Medical Corps Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal. Killed 3 days after the start of D-Day. Brother of Sylvio, also KIA in the war in theContinue reading “PRIVATE PROSPERO NICHOLAS D’AVANZO; U.S. ARMY”

FIRST LIEUTENANT ALFRED NORTHRUP “JIMMY” COMSTOCK; U.S. ARMY

September 7, 1916 (Norwalk, CT) – April 13, 1945; 28 years oldEngaged to Regina Cheress (1919-2014)Last local address: 8 Warren Street, NorwalkEnlisted on March 31, 1941Service number: O-16411827th Army, 4th Infantry Division, 41st Signal Unit Lt Comstock is the nephew of Lt Frank C. Godfrey, who was killed in action during World War I. HisContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT ALFRED NORTHRUP “JIMMY” COMSTOCK; U.S. ARMY”

FIRST LIEUTENANT HAROLD EDWARD COFFIN; U.S. ARMY

September 30, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – April 12, 1945; 24 years oldMarried Army nurse 1st Lt Velma Simpson Coffin (1922-2016) on March 24, 1944 in Hillsborough, Florida.Last local address: 186 East Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted September 29, 1942Service number: O-1058759Unit: 104th Infantry Division, 413th Infantry Regiment Awarded the Silver Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk HighContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT HAROLD EDWARD COFFIN; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALFRED JOHN “FRITZ” CIARLETTO; U.S. ARMY

October 27, 1913 (New York, NY) – September 24, 1944; 30 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 69 Silvermine Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on August 7, 1931Service number: 31049862Unit: 88th Infantry Division, 351st Infantry Regiment, Company F He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Alfred was “Killed In Action” when his division was attacking the Gothic Line in Moraduccio,Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALFRED JOHN “FRITZ” CIARLETTO; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE GERALD A. CAMPETELLA; U.S. ARMY

Unknown date in 1918 – June 18, 1944; 25 or 26 years oldMarried to the former Rose Marie Califano on November 11, 1942; one son GeraldLast local address: 17 Kossuth Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on September 8, 1941Service number: 31052106Unit: 22nd Infantry, 4th Division Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Communication from Julien Woestyn in Belgium indicatesContinue reading “PRIVATE GERALD A. CAMPETELLA; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE MICHAEL PAUL ABRUSCATO; U.S. ARMY

November 6, 1918 (New York, NY) – April 18, 1945; 26 years oldMarried Barbara Bogart Abruscato (1924-2014) on October 31, 1942 in NorwalkAfter Pvt Abruscato’s death, Barbara married his brother Nicholas Abruscato on February 22, 1947.One daughter Michele “Micky”.Last local address: 12 Byington Place, NorwalkEnlisted May 6, 1944Service number: 31466669Unit: 34th Infantry Division, 168th InfantryContinue reading “PRIVATE MICHAEL PAUL ABRUSCATO; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE ANTHONY JOSEPH “SPOT” MULVOY; U.S. ARMY

November 22, 1893 (Norwalk, CT) – September 15, 1918; 24 years oldMarried to Elizabeth B. Kern Mulvoy; one son, WilliamLast local address: 453 Main Avenue, Norwalk and 21 Merwin Street, NorwalkEntered the service April 30, 1918Serial number 366420Unit: 29th Infantry Division, 113th Infantry, Company L Born to John Mulvoy (1865-1930) and Mary Fallon Mulvoy (1867-1924),Continue reading “PRIVATE ANTHONY JOSEPH “SPOT” MULVOY; U.S. ARMY”

SPECIALIST WILFREDO “JUNIOR” PEREZ JR., U.S. ARMY

December 19, 1978 (Brooklyn, NY) – July 26, 2003; 24 years oldUnmarriedEnlisted on April 10, 2002MOS 11C, Indirect Fire InfantrymanUnit: 4th Infantry Division, 67th Armor Regiment, 1st Battalion, HQ & HQ Company Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal Wilfredo and two other soldiers died July 26, 2003 during a grenade attack asContinue reading “SPECIALIST WILFREDO “JUNIOR” PEREZ JR., U.S. ARMY”

SPECIALIST DAVID RICHARD FAHEY JR., U.S. ARMY

December 13, 1987 (Norwalk, CT) – February 28, 2011; 23 years oldUnmarriedEnlisted 2007MOS: Military PoliceUnit: 42nd Military Police Brigade, 503th Military Police Battalion, 170th Military Police Company Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. He was born in Norwalk and lived in New York for a short time. He attended Jefferson Elementary and Ponus Ridge Middle SchoolsContinue reading “SPECIALIST DAVID RICHARD FAHEY JR., U.S. ARMY”