PRIVATE CHARLES E. MERRILL

September 19, 1841 (Norwalk, CT) – September 3, 1863 (unknown location); 21 years old Enlisted on September 14, 1861 Mustered in September 23, 1861 Unit: 8th Infantry, Connecticut Volunteers, Company H Born to Valentine Merrill (1811-1875) and Fanny E. Bouton Merrill (1816-1860). Siblings were Mary E. (1832-1893), Joseph B. (1835-1900), Albert M. (1844-1902), Emma L.Continue reading “PRIVATE CHARLES E. MERRILL”

PRIVATE JAMES L. BRUNDAGE

Unknown DOB – August 14, 1862 (New Orleans, LA); unknown ageEnlisted on January 6, 1862 Mustered in January 8, 1862 Unit: 12th Infantry, Connecticut Volunteers, Company E Died on August 14, 1862 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Unknown cause. Buried in Chalmette National Cemetery, 8606 W St Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA; Section 11, Grave 995. PhotoContinue reading “PRIVATE JAMES L. BRUNDAGE”

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, 20; Gary, 18; and Randy, 17Local address: 6 Creeping Hemlock DriveEnlisted in the Army Air Corps December 14, 1943; service number 42055460. From The Bridgeport Post July 10, 1971 NORWALK COP KILLER SUSPECT HELD2nd Suspect, SergeantContinue 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”

FIREMAN GEORGE DAVID NASH

May 9, 1901 (Norwalk, CT) – February 2, 1961 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Elizabeth Lassu Nash (1902-1975) on June 9, 1922 in NorwalkOne son Donald (1923-1987)Last local address: 3 Strawberry Hill Avenue From Norwalk Hour, February 10, 1961 VETERAN CITY FIREMAN SUCCUMBS FIGHTING BLAZE ON EAST AVENUEGeorge D. Nash, 59, Had Planned To Retire In MayContinue reading “FIREMAN GEORGE DAVID NASH”

CORPORAL ROBERT MELVILLE YOUNG; U.S. ARMY

June 1, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – December 15, 1979Married to Marie Erickson (1921-2004) in Norwalk on January 26, 1946Local address when entering service: 22 Lawrence StreetEnlisted on June 17, 1940Service number: 615071032ND FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, BATTERY A Also awarded the Legion of Merit Medal. The Legion of Merit Medal is granted to individuals who demonstrateContinue reading “CORPORAL ROBERT MELVILLE YOUNG; U.S. ARMY”

STAFF SERGEANT EDWARD LOUIS WARGO; U.S. ARMY

March 20, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – September 3, 1995 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Betty Ross Wilson (1925-2008)Local address when entering service: 272 East Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on May 12, 1943Service number: 31333881328TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY A Wounded on January 8, 1945 in Luxembourg.

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD CARMINE VINGO; U.S. ARMY

August 7, 1914 (Norwalk, CT) – October 20, 2004 (Norwalk, CT)Married to the former Jennie Mietka who passed in 2018.Address when registered for draft: 78 Taylor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted December 4, 1942Service number: 31272582144TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 36TH INFANTRY Wounded at Mounte Cassino in Western Italy on February 17, 1945 while sending supplies to another division onContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD CARMINE VINGO; U.S. ARMY”