MASTER SERGEANT ADOLPH CARL WESTERLING; U.S. ARMY

November 22, 1922 (New Canaan, CT) – February 8, 1993 (New Brockton, AL); 70 years oldMarried to Dora J. Niedbalski (1924-1993)Sons, Roger (1947-), Brian (?-).Local address: 216 East Avenue and 24 Harbor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted July 8, 1942  — Discharged?Enlisted February 28, 1958  — Discharged July 25, 1960Enlisted November 1, 1962  — Discharged November 30, 1964ServiceContinue reading “MASTER SERGEANT ADOLPH CARL WESTERLING; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL STEPHEN MARUCA KARDOS; U.S. ARMY

January 23, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – February 14, 1990 (West Haven, CT); 68 years old UnmarriedLocal address: 4 Talmadge Place, NorwalkEnlisted August 5, 1942; discharged October 30, 1945Enlisted July 23, 1946; discharged July 30, 1953Serial number: 31167283Infantry Born to Stephen Sr. (1868-1953) and Susan Banyai Kardos (1878-1935). Both parents and sisters Mary and Elizabeth wereContinue reading “CORPORAL STEPHEN MARUCA KARDOS; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT WILLIAM C. BOUTON

With thanks to George Howard (pappageorge2003@yahoo.com) who pointed me in the right direction through Sons of the American Revolution records. January 16, 1749 (Norwalk, CT) – May 31, 1828 (Norwalk, CT); 79 years oldMarried to Sarah Benedict Bouton (1752-1844). Sons Isaac (1769-1770), Isaac II (1771-1854), Benjamin R. (1772-1828), William (1774-1845), Seth (1785-1818), Joseph (1887-1874), JohnContinue reading “SERGEANT WILLIAM C. BOUTON”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY

July 4, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – June 21, 2006 (Norwalk, CT); 87 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 122 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on September 8, 1941Service number 31052104Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment, Company K Born to Frank (1892-1967) and Maria Golia Acunzo (1891-1986), both born in Italy. Six sisters, Carmella (1914-1986), Josephine Acunzo TondinoContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY”

NARA burial files

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is the keeper of burial files for all World War I deaths. I requested the file for each of the WWI heroes at a cost to me, but in keeping with the theme of the web page, I felt their stories were incomplete without this file. To date,Continue reading “NARA burial files”

Bonus additions & PH

Yesterday I completed two bonus additions to the page — Norwalk Fire Department and Norwalk Police Department. I felt that if the URL is “NorwalkCTHeroes”, then certainly I needed to recognize those who fell in the line of duty in those two organizations. Both departments were kind enough to send the information. I’m truly amazedContinue reading “Bonus additions & PH”

OFFICER MARCO CARIAS

September 12, 1955 (?) – March 20, 1982 (Danbury, CT); 26 years oldMarried to Gloria Carias; one daughter MarisolLocal address: 11 Bedford Avenue From the Hartford Courant March 20, 1982 Norwalk police officer Marco Carias, 26, was pronounced dead at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Danbury Hospital as a result of injuries he sustained whenContinue reading “OFFICER MARCO CARIAS”

SERGEANT NICHOLAS FERA

October 12, 1925 (New York) – July 9, 1971 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Mrs. Violet Pinto Fera; three sons, Nicholas, Gary, and RandyLocal address: 6 Creeping Hemlock DriveEnlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 14, 1943; service number 42055460. From The Bridgeport Post July 10, 1971 NORWALK COP KILLER SUSPECT HELD2nd Suspect, Sergeant Die InContinue reading “SERGEANT NICHOLAS FERA”

OFFICER SHERRALD HARRY GORTON

June 25, 1925 (Buffalo, NY) – June 20, 1962 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Margaret “Peggy” Julia Cordo Gorton (1922-2004)Children: Sherrill Barbara Gorton (1948-2003); Jacqueline Gorton (1953- ); Richard Gorton (1946- ); and Ralph Gorton (unknown YOB)Local address: 200 Suncrest Road, Norwalk From The Bridgeport Post June 21, 1962 Truck Kills Policeman at Project in Norwalk NORWALK,Continue reading “OFFICER SHERRALD HARRY GORTON”

SERGEANT FRANK SHERWOOD STRATTON

May ?, 1864 (Bridgeport, CT) – October 14, 1930; 64 years oldMarried to Elizabeth Elliot Stratton (1865-1942) in 18856 children; 4 daughters Mabel, Inez, Hazel and Lavinia and 2 sons Raymond and EverettLocal address: 49 Gregory Boulevard From The Norwalk Hour, October 14, 1930 SERGEANT FRANK STRATTON IS KILLED; DRIVER ARRESTED FLEEING FROM SCENEVeteran PolicemanContinue reading “SERGEANT FRANK SHERWOOD STRATTON”