LANCE CORPORAL JAMES DENNIS SUTTON; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 4, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – December 14, 2016 (Redding, CT); 69 years oldMarried to Kathryn Schaberg Sutton (1951-) on August 7, 1971 in Norwalk CT — Divorced in 1983Married to Noreen Morrow Sutton on June 8, 1991 in Norwalk, CTChild, James (1981-), and one more (unknown).Local address: 134 East Rocks Road and 99 MurrayContinue reading “LANCE CORPORAL JAMES DENNIS SUTTON; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

SERGEANT GEORGE THOMAS KITCHENS; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 30, 1945 (Norwalk, CT) – August 20, 1972 (Norwalk, CT); 27 years oldMarried to Susan L. Johnson (1949-?) of Danbury. She remarried twice after George’s death. Daughter, Dawn (1969-present)Local address: 11 Center AvenueEnlisted on September 15, 1965. Discharged June 19, 1969. Serial number 2136964Unit: 3rd Marine Division, 1st Amphibious Tractor Battalion Born to GeorgeContinue reading “SERGEANT GEORGE THOMAS KITCHENS; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

CORPORAL JAMES WILLIAM COPELAND; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 12, 1945 (Norwalk, CT) – presentMarried to Mitsu Higa Copeland in 1966 in the American Consulate in Naha, Okinawa.One son, ChristopherLocal address: 60 Glenwood Avenue 246 Main Street, and 536 Connecticut AvenueEnlistment date is unknown. Discharged in November 1966.Serial number is unknownUnit is unknown Born to James Henry (1906-1976) and Marion Wilson Copeland (1909-1976).Continue reading “CORPORAL JAMES WILLIAM COPELAND; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

LANCE CORPORAL VICTOR EDWARD BUDNIK; U.S. MARINE CORPS

October 26, 1946 (unknown place of birth) – presentMarried to Linda Leavitt on January 18, 1969 in Norwalk, CTMarried to Claire Furnari Budnik (1953-2015) on January 26, 1986 in Norwalk, CTChildren (unknown)Local address: 19 Deerwood CourtUnknown enlistment dateSerial number 2368711Unit: 1st Marine Division, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, L Company, 3rd Platoon Born to Edward W.Continue reading “LANCE CORPORAL VICTOR EDWARD BUDNIK; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

CORPORAL EUGENE EDWARD KANE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 31, 1933 (Norwalk, CT) – February 11, 2012 (Florida); 78 years oldMarried to Muriel Hajas on August 30, 1958 in Bridgeport, CT. Divorced 1961.Married to Rosemarie DeFranco Kane (1933-1991) on April 15, 1962. Divorced 1973.Children (unknown; possibly two with Rosemarie)Local address: 37 Russell StreetUnknown enlistment dateSerial number 1201390Unit: 1st Marine Division (REINF), 7th Marines,Continue reading “CORPORAL EUGENE EDWARD KANE; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ROBERT OTTO ANDERLE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

June 21, 1933 (Warsaw, Poland) – October 15, 1991 (Texas); 58 years oldMarried to Dorothy Brose Anderle (1936-2007) on July 16, 1960 in Norwalk, CTOne child, Erika Anderle Paradis (1961-present)Local address 58 Woodward Avenue and 46 North Taylor AvenueUnknown enlistment dateService number 1223523 Unit: 1st Marine Division, ReconMOS: 0200, Basic Intelligence Born to Robert AnthonyContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ROBERT OTTO ANDERLE; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LAWRENCE JOSEPH GILL; U.S. MARINE CORPS

May 5, 1945 (Brooklyn, NY) – May 28, 2018 (Grand Bay, AL); 73 years oldMarried to Janice Aprea on October 10, 1970 in Norwalk, CTOne son, Lance.Local address: 2 Cliffview Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on June 29, 1964; Discharged on June 16, 1966Service number 2093344Unit: 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein), 2nd Battalion, Company FMOS: 0311 –Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LAWRENCE JOSEPH GILL; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

GUNNERY SERGEANT JOSEPH JOHN DELUCA SR.; U.S. MARINE CORPS

October 15, 1919 (Norwalk, CT) – April 17, 2002 (Jacksonville, NC); 82 years oldMarried to Mafalda Ruta DeLuca (1918-1969) in Norwalk on October 27, 1945Children are Christine DeLuca Davis, Joseph DeLuca Jr., Francis DeLuca, and Mark DeLuca (1953-1997 — buried with his parents in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 53, Grave 218).Enlisted in 1938. Exact dateContinue reading “GUNNERY SERGEANT JOSEPH JOHN DELUCA SR.; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

CORPORAL HAROLD WILLIAM BRIDGEFORTH; U.S. MARINE CORPS

April 29, 1925 (Fairfield, CT) – April 10, 1965 (Norwalk; CT); 39 years oldMarried to Florence Hayes Marshall Bridgeforth on October 22, 1952 in Stamford CTOne daughter Carmen Denise Bridgeforth Clark (1953-1993), and one son Harold Jr. (1956-). Stepdaughters Beverly Marshall-Burrus (?-?) and Sharon Marshall Rouzier (1945-2008).Local address: 100 Dry Hill Road, Norwalk and 3FContinue reading “CORPORAL HAROLD WILLIAM BRIDGEFORTH; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

LANCE CORPORAL JOHN VINCENT AVALONE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

May 1, 1948 (Norwalk, CT) – presentMarried to Sandra Ketrincheck on May 16, 1971 in Norwalk, CTLast local address: 41 Quintard AvenueEnlisted on August 14, 1967Unit: 1st Marine Division (REIN), 11th Marines, 4th Battalion, Battery K Born to James (1907-1974) and Florence Bifano Avalone (1912-1984). John is their only child. Awarded the Purple Heart afterContinue reading “LANCE CORPORAL JOHN VINCENT AVALONE; U.S. MARINE CORPS”