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”

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”

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”

CORPORAL HAROLD WILLIAM BRIDGEFORTH; U.S. MARINE CORPS

April 29, 1925 (Fairfield, CT) – April 10, 1965 (Norwalk; CT); 39 years oldMarried to Florence Hayes Marshall Bridgeforth on October 22, 1952 in Stamford CTOne daughter Carmen Denise Bridgeforth Clark (1953-1993), and one son Harold Jr. (1956-). Stepdaughters Beverly Marshall-Burrus (?-?) and Sharon Marshall Rouzier (1945-2008).Local address: 100 Dry Hill Road, Norwalk and 3FContinue reading “CORPORAL HAROLD WILLIAM BRIDGEFORTH; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

CORPORAL JOHN “JACK” JAMES SLATTERY; U.S. ARMY

May 17, 1924 (New York, NY) – December 7, 2012 (Norwalk, CT); 88 years oldMarried Margaret “Peggy” Webb on December 7, 1959 in Darien, CTLocal address: Harbor View Avenue, Rowayton and 14 Cockenoe Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on: February 2, 1943Serial number 3131350370TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 274TH INFANTRY REGIMENT No POW camp data in NARA official POW record.Continue reading “CORPORAL JOHN “JACK” JAMES SLATTERY; U.S. ARMY”

A celebrity connection

It’s been more than 6 months since I completed the list of 180+ World War II heroes for this site. I decided it was time to go back through and fix minor formatting mistakes, missing information, and most of all, check NewsBank for any additional information. Recently, 12 more years of my hometown newspaper wereContinue reading “A celebrity connection”

CORPORAL WILLIAM WOOD WESTLAKE

January ? 1843 (Breesport, NY) – July 4, 1863 (Gettysburg, PA); 20 years oldCompany A, 17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted August 9, 1862.Promoted to Corporal June 4, 1863.Wounded July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.Died July 4, 1863. Contracted “traumatic tetanus” following amputation of right “thigh” leg. From The Norwalk Sentinel, June 5, 1886 William W. WestlakeContinue reading “CORPORAL WILLIAM WOOD WESTLAKE”

CORPORAL OSCAR L. SMITH

July 21, 1831 (Norwalk, CT) – June 17, 1864 (Bermuda Hundred, VA); 32 years oldCompany D, 7th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted August 24, 1861.Reenlisted December 22, 1863.Promoted to Corporal May 20, 1864.Killed June 17, 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA. Buried in City Point National Cemetery, 10th Avenue and Davis Street Hopewell City, Virginia; Section B, PlotContinue reading “CORPORAL OSCAR L. SMITH”

CORPORAL CORNELIUS REARDON

Unknown DOB – February 10, 1864 (Morton’s Ford, VA); unknown ageCompany A, 14th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted July12, 1862.Promoted to Corporal September 11, 1863.Wounded in left thigh February 6, 1864 at Mortons Ford, VA.Died of those wounds February 10, 1864. Burial information not found.

CORPORAL CORNELIUS NASH

1827 (Redding, CT) – August 10, 1864 (Beaufort, SC); 37 years oldMarried to Charlotte White on November 19, 1846 in Norwalk, CT.Children Francis, Charlotte, Cornelius.Company B, 29th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted December 1, 1863.Died August 10, 1864 of chronic diarrhea. Buried in Norwalk Union Cemetery, Norwalk, CT No picture available