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 children, Michelle, Dona, and FostaLast local address: 215 Liberty Square, East Norwalk (1940 census)Enlisted on May 1, 1965; MOS: 11B40, Light Weapons InfantryTour Start Date: August 5, 1966 (killed just 19 days into his tour in Vietnam)Service number: 19738173Unit: 1st Infantry Division,Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM JAMES TARSI; U.S. ARMY”

SPECIALIST FIFTH CLASS ROBERT FRANCIS STEVENS; U.S. ARMY

February 18, 1944 (Norwalk, CT) – June 10, 1967; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 65 Van Zant Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on October 31, 1963MOS: 94B20, Food Service SpecialistTour Start Date: December 1, 1966Service number: 11432410Unit: 9th Infantry Division, 60th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, HQ & HQ Company Born to Leland A. (1922-2012) and Mary Williamson Stevens (1920-1978). RobertContinue reading “SPECIALIST FIFTH CLASS ROBERT FRANCIS STEVENS; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DANIEL JOHN SHEA, U.S. ARMY

January 29, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – May 14, 1969; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 5 St. John Street, East NorwalkEnlistment date: unknown date in 1967MOS: 91A10, CorpsmanTour Start Date: March 27, 1969Service number: 52725281Unit: Americal Division, 196th Inf Bgde, 21st Inf, 3rd Bn, HQ & HQ Company Born to Raymond Paul (1914-1950) and Olive Stow Shea Salancy (1918-2003).Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DANIEL JOHN SHEA, U.S. ARMY”

STAFF SERGEANT MICHAEL BRADLEY “MICK” PAQUIN; U.S. ARMY

October 8, 1946 (Westport, CT) to December 15, 1967; 21 years oldUnmarried; engaged to Janice L. Aprea of Stuart Avenue in Norwalk on April 4, 1967.Last local address: Lyncrest Drive, Norwalk and 5 Winker Lane, WestportEnlistment date is unknownMOS: 11B40, InfantryTour Start Date: March 24, 1967Service number: RA11433127Unit: 25th Infantry Division, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, A Company BornContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT MICHAEL BRADLEY “MICK” PAQUIN; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL EDWARD VINCENT PALMENTA; U.S. ARMY

July 31, 1944 (Norwalk, CT) – June 11, 1969; 24 years oldMarried to Elaine Ramanauskas Palmenta on July 25, 1964 in NorwalkOne child, daughter ChristinaLast local address: 9 Gordon Street and 68 Chestnut Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on June 20, 1968MOS: 13A10, Field ArtilleryTour Start Date: January 7, 1969Service number: 56840481Unit: Americal Division, 196th Infantry Brigade, 82nd Artillery Regiment, 3rdContinue reading “CORPORAL EDWARD VINCENT PALMENTA; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RICHARD ALAN “RIT” KASKE; U.S. ARMY

March 19, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – December 21, 1967; 20 years oldMarried to Barbara VanSteenburg Kaske on July 14, 1967.One daughter, Danielle, who was not born yet at time of death.Last local address: 20 Poplar Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on October 22, 1967; MOS 11B10, Light Weapons InfantryService number: 52722617Tour Start Date: unknownUnit: 25th Infantry Division, 27th Infantry Regiment,Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RICHARD ALAN “RIT” KASKE; U.S. ARMY”

SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS WILLIE CECIL DAVIS; U.S. ARMY

November 15, 1948 (Farmville, NC) – May 19, 1969; 20 years oldMarried to Anna Asberry Davis on October 11, 1968 in NorwalkOne son, MichaelLast local address: 6 Pine Street, NorwalkEnlisted on October 13, 1967 MOS: 16F20, Light Air Defense Artillery CrewmemberTour Start Date: October 18, 1968Service number: 67037580Unit: I Field Force, 108th Artillery Group, 44th Artillery Regiment, 1stContinue reading “SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS WILLIE CECIL DAVIS; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS CHARLES WILLIAM “CHIP” BACHMAN JR.; U.S. ARMY

July 22, 1949 (Norwalk, CT) – October 2, 1969; 20 years oldMarried to Rose Schroeter Bachman on September 1, 1967 in NorwalkOne child, Christopher Charles William Bachman (1968-2007)Two grandchildren, Christopher and EmilyLast local addresses: 1 Testa Place, South Norwalk and 74 Dry Hill Road, NorwalkEnlisted on February 18, 1969MOS: 91A10, Medical CorpsmanTour Start Date: July 27, 1969; killed 2Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS CHARLES WILLIAM “CHIP” BACHMAN JR.; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALLEN EDGAR SCOFIELD; U.S. ARMY

January 31, 1932 (Connecticut) – August 29, 1952; 20 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 24 Spring Street, NorwalkEnlisted on January 3, 1952Service number: 11244630Unit: 446th Infantry Division, 123rd Field Artillery Battalion, Battery B Born to Franklin Douglas (1887-1959) and Grace May Sheffler Scofield (1899-1951). Two brothers, Russell E. (1925-1998) and Douglas (1928-2004); two sisters Doris ScofieldContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALLEN EDGAR SCOFIELD; U.S. ARMY”