FIRST LIUETENANT WILLIAM RUSSELL JONES; U.S. ARMY

October 1, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – June 9, 1980 (Maple Shade, NJ); 62 years oldMarried to Alma; two daughtersEnlisted on September 8, 19413RD INFANTRY DIVISION, 7TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY H Wounded May 24, 1944 at Anzio, Italy. One of the original founders of Norwalk Pony League baseball. Two term Police Commissioner. Served on the NorwalkContinue reading “FIRST LIUETENANT WILLIAM RUSSELL JONES; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT EDWARD THOMAS GUTKOWSKI JR.; U.S. MARINE CORPS

January 20, 1929 (Wilkes Barre, PA) – November 12, 2018 (89 years old)Married to Catherine Adela Spack, November 23, 1950 in Washington D.C.Last local address: 25 Norvel Road, NorwalkEnlisted October 18, 1950Service number: 6496911ST MARINE DIVISION, 7TH MARINES, 1ST BATTALION, COMPANY B Also received the Marine Corps Commendation Medal Also served July 10, 1947 toContinue reading “SERGEANT EDWARD THOMAS GUTKOWSKI JR.; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE PAUL PETER GULYAS JR.; U.S. ARMY

December 6, 1919 (Vintondale, PA) – September 3, 1983Married to the former Clara Larocca October 12, 1946 in NorwalkAddress when registered for the draft: 24 Concord Street Extension, South NorwalkEnlisted April 4, 1942Service number: 311043875TH ARMORED DIVISION, MEDICAL CORPS Worked at Yankee Metals Products Company in Norwalk prior to service. Wounded in action in FranceContinue reading “PRIVATE PAUL PETER GULYAS JR.; U.S. ARMY”

SPECIALIST 4TH CLASS MICHAEL DIIORIO; U.S. ARMY

April 30, 1943 (Jelsi, Campobasso, Italy) – November 29, 2019Married to Sheila Gero DiIorio for 53 years; children Michael, Frank, and DominickLocal address: 29 Morton Street, Norwalk Wounded in action in Vietnam. No other details known.

LIEUTENANT DAVID PAUL COLE; U.S. ARMY

July 7, 1932 –Married to Donna. Six children.Norwalk, Connecticut residentEntered service August 14, 1954; MOS: 31542, Special Forces Officer Tour Start Date: October 18, 1968 Also received the Bronze Star Medal. Wounded on November 20, 1963 in Vietnam Member of the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DOUGLAS ARTHUR BORA SR.; U.S. ARMY

April 5, 1924 (Burlington, VT) – May 25, 2015 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Jean Ritchey July 28, 1951 in Darien, CTMoved to Norwalk in the 1960s and lived at 27 Rowayton Avenue, RowaytonSerial number 3286841684TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 335TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY G Also received the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star with V device.

PFC DAVID HUGHES BLACKMAN JR., ARMY

October 24, 1923 (Stamford, CT) – October 4, 2017 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Edna Noble BlackmanAddress: 221 West Rocks Road, NorwalkEnlisted on March 2, 1943Serial number 3132650380TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 318TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY L Wounded in action in France. As told by family: “Served in Northern France and Rhineland where he was taken as a POWContinue reading “PFC DAVID HUGHES BLACKMAN JR., ARMY”

PRIVATE LAWRENCE ROBERT ZEOLI; U.S. MARINE CORPS

February 8, 1923 (Brooklyn, NY) – May 21, 1945; 22 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 12 Reynolds Street, NorwalkService number: 9071996TH MARINE DIVISION, 4TH MARINES, COMPANY C Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Died during Operation Iceberg on Okinawa, Japan May 21, 1945. From The Norwalk Hour March 8, 1945 In a recent letter to hisContinue reading “PRIVATE LAWRENCE ROBERT ZEOLI; U.S. MARINE CORPS”