PFC John Magrath’s memory kept alive at Fort Drum, NY

A November 9, 2021 article by the Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs office highlighted how the sports complex there, is still named for Norwalk’s own PFC John D. Magrath. PFC Magrath was the only member of the 10th Mountain Division to be awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II. I called the officeContinue reading “PFC John Magrath’s memory kept alive at Fort Drum, NY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN DAVID MAGRATH; U.S. ARMY

July 4, 1924 (Norwalk, CT) – April 14, 1945; 20 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 17 Wallace Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on April 4, 1943Service number: 31326858Unit: 10th Mountain Division, 85th Infantry Regiment, Company G Born to Gerry C. (1876-1959) and Anna M. Radzimanowski Magrath (1885-1940). Brothers Frederick C. (1916-2005), Gerry A. (1918-1996) and William B.Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN DAVID MAGRATH; U.S. ARMY”