PEARL HARBOR

Since I started this website, I have always tracked the traffic to it, and beyond. Who clicked on what, who found the site through a search engine such as Google, what country were they in? WordPress provides that through their analytics. It’s always been a really fascinating piece of being able to bring this informationContinue reading “PEARL HARBOR”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GARY P. KAPLAN; U.S. MARINE CORPS

1948? – ?Marital status unknownLocal address: 7 Clara Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on April 8, 1966. Inducted in September 1966. Serial number 232283Unit: 9th Marines, 1st Battalion, B Company, 3rd Platoon Born to Daniel (1922-) and mother is unknown. Unknown siblings also. Wounded on April 26, 1967 by fragmentation wounds. Wounded again on July 2, 1967 inContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GARY P. KAPLAN; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT JAMES MACEDO; U.S. ARMY

January 27, 1925 (Fall River, MA) – October 8, 2007 (Norwalk, CT); 82 years oldMarried to Kathleen Mayer Macedo (1927-2007) on May 31, 1954 in Norwalk. One son, James Jr. (1957-2010).Local address 3 Grandview Avenue, 15 Fox Run Road and 54 Taylor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on an unknown date in 1942. Discharged October 21, 1945. EnlistedContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT JAMES MACEDO; U.S. ARMY”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT VINCENT DONALD FLAHERTY; U.S. ARMY

June 14, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – May 6, 1999 (Norwalk, CT); 78 years old Married to Regina Marie O’Marra Flaherty (1928-present) on October 8, 1960 in Norwalk, CTChildren (unknown)Local address: 19 Merrill, and 31 High StreetEnlisted on June 9, 1943, right after graduation from Niagara University ’43Serial number 32930765Unit 9th Infantry Division, 60th Infantry RegimentContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT VINCENT DONALD FLAHERTY; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK DAVID FALASCA; U.S. ARMY

June 21, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – May 10, 2007 (Okaloosa County, FL); 87 years oldMarried to Grace Elizabeth Lucskay (1920-1985) on March 17, 1943 in Norwalk, CTTwo children, Richard (1946-2016), and Bonnie Lou Falasca Gavaghan (1952-).Local address: 8 Naramake Avenue, South Norwalk and 36 Chatham Drive.Enlisted on October 3, 1942Service number 31193073Unit: 95th Infantry Division,Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK DAVID FALASCA; U.S. ARMY”

WATERTENDER FIRST CLASS CHARLES PHILIP MCCARTHY; U.S. NAVY

October 21, 1916 (New Rochelle, NY) – October 27, 1942; 26 years oldMarried to Ruth Pfeil (1915-2013)Last local address: Father Charles lived on Connecticut AvenueEnlisted September 14, 1936Service number: 2233366USS Porter (DD-356) The USS Porter was damaged in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on October 26, 1942 by Japanese submarine I-12 off SantaContinue reading “WATERTENDER FIRST CLASS CHARLES PHILIP MCCARTHY; U.S. NAVY”

SECOND LIEUTENANT JOSEPH WILLIAM KISKA; ARMY AIR FORCE

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 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’s wartime casualties around the world. For further details, contact the webmaster through the “Contact” page from the home 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.—Continue reading “Master Interment List”