Norwalk in the Civil War

Today I posted bios for the 73 Norwalk residents known to have died during the Civil War. Of those 73, 18 died as a result of wounds received, 22 were killed in action, 11 died of an unknown cause, 21 died of disease, and 1 died in a drowning accident. There were many more whoContinue reading “Norwalk in the Civil War”

War of the Revolution

After a pause of a month or so in this project, I finally found the time to dig into the list of the veterans of the Revolutionary War who are buried in Norwalk, Connecticut. Of the 59 names on that list, several had extensive battle experience in George Washington’s Army. Others served for a monthContinue reading “War of the Revolution”


October 5, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – August 28, 2012 (Norwalk, CT); 91 years oldMarried to Marian Tomasian on May 27, 1942 in NorwalkLived at 12 Cleveland Terrace prior to enlistingEnlisted September 18, 1942Serial number O-816742Unit: 96th Bomb Group, 339th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) Received the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal. Co-pilot of B17G tailContinue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT JOSEPH WILLIAM KISKA; ARMY AIR FORCE”

POW/MIA from Norwalk

In honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 18, 2020 (yearly on the 3rd Friday in September), publishing a list of Norwalk’s POWs and MIAs is a fitting tribute. If there are any names missing, please contact the webmaster through the Contact Form or via e-mail at POWs PFC David Hughes Blackman, Army, GermanyPFC JohnContinue reading “POW/MIA from Norwalk”

Master Interment List

The list that follows is the final resting place of Norwalk’s wartime casualties around the world. Those listed as Revolutionary War, survived the war. For further details, contact the webmaster through the “Contact” page from the home page. Edits and corrections are always welcome. Current as of July 24, 2022. Nor shall your Glory beContinue reading “Master Interment List”

The 300 post milestone, libraries, Purple Heart Medals, Luntta and Horan

I passed the 300 posts milestone recently which really made me pause and consider all the research and hours that went into making this website available to the public. It really is an honor to bring the stories of these people to light. My hope is that people learn from the work and pass itContinue reading “The 300 post milestone, libraries, Purple Heart Medals, Luntta and Horan”

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”

The grind of being a WordPress newbie

I like to think that I pick things up fairly quickly. A couple of years ago I taught myself Adobe InDesign to create a book for the American Legion’s 100th year in Norwalk. Once I got past the structure, the nuance was in the features that could only be found if you spend time withContinue reading “The grind of being a WordPress newbie”


Some have asked me, “why spend all that time researching deceased veterans?” To me, the question answers itself. These are the stories of the life and service of those with ties to Norwalk who made the ultimate sacrifice as a result of service to the country during wartime service. It’s critical we know more aboutContinue reading “Why?”