SECOND LIEUTENANT JOSEPH WILLIAM KISKA; ARMY AIR FORCE

October 5, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – August 28, 2012 (Norwalk, CT)Lived at 12 Cleveland Terrace prior to enlistingEnlisted September 18, 1942B-17 Co-pilot96TH BOMB GROUP, 339TH BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON Received the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal. Co-pilot of B17G tail #42-40016, aka “The Character”. Shot down over Augsburg, Germany and crashed 30 miles southwest ofContinue 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 mvlc@norwalkct.org. 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 wartime casualties around the world. For further details, contact the author through the Contact Page. Edits and corrections are always welcome. Nor shall your Glory be forgot,While Fame her record keeps,Or Honor points to the hallowed spot,Where Valor proudly sleeps. Ardennes American Cemetery, RouteContinue reading “Master Interment List”

HOSPITALMAN PHILIP ROGER MARZOLF; U.S. NAVY

August 14, 1930 (Staten Island, NY) – January 6, 2011 (Norwalk, CT); 80 years oldMarried to Barbara Flynn Marzolf on December 28, 1986 in Norwalk; one daughter and three sonsLast local address: 25 Russell St, NorwalkEnlisted onService number: 7196482UNIT Received Bronze Star with V device for Valor and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster ServedContinue reading “HOSPITALMAN PHILIP ROGER MARZOLF; U.S. NAVY”

LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY

July 4, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – June 21, 2006 (Norwalk, CT); 87 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 122 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on September 8, 1941Service number 310521044TH INFANTRY DIVISION Wounded in action by artillery fragments in the thumb and thigh in June and November 1944. Landed at Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.Continue reading “LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY”

USS Arizona and WWI

Yesterday I updated the pages for the 10 Connecticut residents who died on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Each of them has a place on the USS Arizona Memorial, and “The Punchbowl”, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. I had the images but didn’t see the needContinue reading “USS Arizona and WWI”

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”