CORPORAL DAVID BERNARD CHAMPAGNE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

Once in a while I freelance and create bios for people I know who have a connection to a veteran who died during wartime service but not from Norwalk, Connecticut which is the theme of the work on this website. To me, any Medal of Honor recipient is deserving of my time and effort. ThisContinue reading “CORPORAL DAVID BERNARD CHAMPAGNE; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

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”

MASTER SERGEANT JOHN ANDREW CALLAHAN; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

February 9, 1907 (Bridgeport, CT) – May 8, 1954; 47 years old; married the former Dorothy G. Tooker on July 31, 1931 in Norwalk; two children John and JaneLast local address: 200 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted February 24, 1941Service number: 20032951 (also 20132951 on headstone application)20TH AIR DEPOT GROUP, HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON Headstone applicationContinue reading “MASTER SERGEANT JOHN ANDREW CALLAHAN; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALLEN EDGAR SCOFIELD; U.S. ARMY

January 31, 1932 (Connecticut) – August 29, 1952; 20 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 24 Spring Street, NorwalkEnlisted on January 3, 1952Service number: 11244630Unit: 446th Infantry Division, 123rd Field Artillery Battalion, Battery B Born to Franklin Douglas (1887-1959) and Grace May Sheffler Scofield (1899-1951). Two brothers, Russell E. (1925-1998) and Douglas (1928-2004); two sisters Doris ScofieldContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALLEN EDGAR SCOFIELD; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH AMERICO RIZZI; U.S. ARMY

May 6, 1932 (Minturno, Italy) – July 23, 1953; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 11 Amundsen Street, NorwalkEnlistment date unknownMOS: 01745, Light Weapons InfantryService Number: 11255930Korean War Project Key No: 25208Unit: 7th Infantry Division, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, G Company On August 10, 2021, the mystery of PFC Rizzi’s birthday and middle name wereContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH AMERICO RIZZI; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL JULIUS CAESAR NACCI; U.S. MARINE CORPS

July 11, 1930 (Darien, CT) – October 27, 1950; 20 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 351 Post Road, DarienService Number: 1074317Korean War Project Key No: 21557Unit: 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Battalion, B Company Born to Domenick (1887-1946) and Minerva “Minnie” Wheat Nacci (1893-1959). Two brothers, Louis (1920-2005) and Vincent (1918-1997). Two sisters, AnitaContinue reading “CORPORAL JULIUS CAESAR NACCI; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

FIRST LIEUTENANT JOHN BERNARD “JACKIE” MCGUINNESS; U.S. AIR FORCE

October 18, 1928 (Norwalk, CT) – July 19, 1951; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 402B Washington Village, South NorwalkService number: 1911864Korean War Project Key No: 19499Unit: 452nd Bomb Wing, 729th Bomb Squadron Born to John L. (1901-1940) and Agnes E. Woodward McGuinness (1903-1971). One brother, Donald (1933-2009). Awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart MedalContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT JOHN BERNARD “JACKIE” MCGUINNESS; U.S. AIR FORCE”

ENSIGN GEORGE ALAN MARTIN; U.S. NAVY

December 13, 1928 (Norwalk, CT) – February 7, 1951; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 477 New Canaan Ave, NorwalkService Number: 505344Korean War Project Key No: 36701Unit: USS Valley Forge (CV-45); Fighter Squadron 24 (FITRON 24) Born to George L. (1894-1982) and Marie L. Martin (1900-1977).  One sister, Ruth Martin Wood (1922-2016). Casualty location: off SouthContinue reading “ENSIGN GEORGE ALAN MARTIN; U.S. NAVY”

AVIONICS ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN THIRD CLASS JOHN FRANCIS LYONS JR.; U.S. NAVY

September 30, 1928 (New York, NY) – February 26, 1952; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 13 Harrison Avenue, New Canaan, CTAviation Electronics Technician Third ClassService Number: 7192151Korean War Project Key No: 35197Unit: Air Antisubmarine Squadron 25, USS Bataan (CVL-29) Born to John F. (1888-1972) and Annie Quinn Lyons (1889-1976), both born in Ireland. One brother JamesContinue reading “AVIONICS ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN THIRD CLASS JOHN FRANCIS LYONS JR.; U.S. NAVY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE JAY FISCHER; U.S. ARMY

February 23, 1931 (New York, NY) – January 16, 1951; 19 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Indian Hill Road, NorwalkService Number: 12320698Korean War Project Key No: 34423Unit: 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Cavalry Regiment, Headquarters & Headquarters Company Born to Meyer (1899-1961) and Gertrude Fischer (1907-1982). Two sisters, Arleen (1929-1960) and Susan (1938-1995). Casualty Location: Wonju, SouthContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE JAY FISCHER; U.S. ARMY”