SERGEANT ALLAN STEPHEN AZARY; U.S. ARMY

May 7, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – presentMarried to Geraldine Parr on October 28, 1967 in Norwalk, CT.Daughter, Geraldine Anne (1970-) and son (John 1974-).Local address: 117 West Cedar Street and 185 Grumman AvenueEnlisted in June 14, 1967 Serial number: US52722746Unit: 25th Infantry Division, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company B Born to Joseph Sr. (1914-1952)Continue reading “SERGEANT ALLAN STEPHEN AZARY; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT PATRICK GERARD MCBENNETT SR.; U.S. ARMY

January 14, 1930 (Bronx, NY) – February 28, 2015 (Norwalk, CT); 85 years oldMarried to Helen-Marie Beers McBennett on February 23, 1957 in Norwalk, CT.Children are Kathy McBennett Sasloe (1957-present), Patrick Jr. (1958-present), Joan (1959-present), Ann McBennett Raab (1962-present), Peter (1963-present), Robert (1964-present) and Kevin (1960-2003). Local address: 20 Grandview Avenue and 10 Delaware AvenueEnlistedContinue reading “SERGEANT PATRICK GERARD MCBENNETT SR.; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS CHARLES KETRINCHECK; U.S. ARMY

January 10, 1910 (Daisy Town, PA) – June 27, 1959 (Norwalk, CT); 49 years oldUnmarriedLocal address: 12 Crescent Terrace and 76 Lexington AvenueUnit: 88th Infantry Division, 351st Infantry Regiment Born to Stephen (1884-1962) and Ketrinchek, both born in Hungary. Four brothers Frank (1916-1992), Louis (1911-1997), Albert (1912-1990) and Stephen Jr. One sister, Mary Kertrincheck MolaContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS CHARLES KETRINCHECK; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM WHITNEY GESNER; U.S. ARMY

October 30, 1915 (Maspeth, NY) – September 4, 1957 (Norwalk, CT); 41 years oldMarried to Margaret Rusin Gesner (1917-1953) on November 16, 1936.One son, Robert William Gesner (1940-). Graduated from West Point, Class of 1964.Local address 8 Burwell Street and Deerwood Manor.Enlisted on October 5, 1942Serial number 11096185Unit: 82nd Airborne Division, 508th Parachute Infantry RegimentContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM WHITNEY GESNER; 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 SYDNEY HENRY STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY

September 9, 1911 (Springfield, MA) – November 16, 1982 (Norwalk, CT); 71 years oldMarried to Elsie Regenstreif on June 29, 1941 in New York CityLocal address: Knickerbocker Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on August 4, 1943Serial number 3133827330TH INFANTRY DIVISION Held at German POW camp Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work CampContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS SYDNEY HENRY STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL JOHN “JACK” JAMES SLATTERY; U.S. ARMY

May 17, 1924 (New York, NY) – December 7, 2012 (Norwalk, CT); 88 years oldMarried Margaret “Peggy” Webb on December 7, 1959 in Darien, CTLocal address: Harbor View Avenue, Rowayton and 14 Cockenoe Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on: February 2, 1943Serial number 3131350370TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 274TH INFANTRY REGIMENT No POW camp data in NARA official POW record.Continue reading “CORPORAL JOHN “JACK” JAMES SLATTERY; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE ARTHUR ASHLEY RUSSELL; U.S. ARMY

August 27, 1924 (Ormskirk, England) – November 5, 1980 (Fort Sam Houston, TX); 56 years oldMarried to Irene Eva Maria Rathske (1925-2013)Local address: 115 Washington Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on March 9, 1943. Served until December 17, 1972.Serial number 32867932Served for 29 years during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Held in German POW camp Stalag 2B HammersteinContinue reading “PRIVATE ARTHUR ASHLEY RUSSELL; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GERHART “DUTCH” RISTAU; U.S. ARMY

January 15, 1910 (Plock, Poland) – January 18, 1999 (Norwalk, CT); 89 years oldMarried Honnour Hackett (1912-2010) on January 31, 1931 in Torrington, CTOne son Theodore (1932-2021), and one daughter Dorothy (1931-)Local address: 36 ½ Adams Avenue, and 44 Tierney Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on January 3, 1944Serial number 31409235Unit: unknown infantry unit Immigrated from PolandContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GERHART “DUTCH” RISTAU; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH RAGUSEO; U.S. ARMY

August 22, 1915 (Brooklyn, NY) – January 31, 1981 (Norwalk, CT); 65 years oldMarried to Rose Dolores Garofalo on January 19, 1946 in Fairfield, CT.Two daughters, Jo Ann (1950-1922) and Theresa Raguseo Letellier (1947-).Local address: 76 Lexington Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on August 5, 1943Serial number 31338315Unit: 30th Infantry Division, 119th Infantry Regiment, Company G BornContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH RAGUSEO; U.S. ARMY”