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”

PRIVATE LAWRENCE ROBERT ZEOLI; U.S. MARINE CORPS

February 8, 1923 (Brooklyn, NY) – May 21, 1945; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 12 Reynolds Street, NorwalkEnlisted on January 4, 1944Service number: 9071996TH MARINE DIVISION, 4TH MARINES, COMPANY C Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Died during Operation Iceberg on Okinawa, Japan May 21, 1945. From The Norwalk Hour March 8, 1945 In a recentContinue reading “PRIVATE LAWRENCE ROBERT ZEOLI; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE BENJAMIN THOMAS WILLIAMS; U.S. MARINE CORPS

July 4, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – May 11, 1945; 23 years oldMarried to the former Mary R. Drab (1924-1976) on August 15, 1940 in NorwalkFour childrenLast local address: Beverly Place, NorwalkService number 9875751ST MARINE DIVISION, 5TH MARINES Died on Okinawa. From The Norwalk Hour, June 16, 1945 Marine Private Benjamin Thomas Williams, formerly of BeverlyContinue reading “PRIVATE BENJAMIN THOMAS WILLIAMS; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT ERNEST ZOLTON NEVIDJON; U.S. MARINE CORPS

December 12, 1923 (Norwalk, CT) – May 2, 1945; 21 years oldEngaged to Alice DiDomenica (1925-2015)Last local address: 56 Osborne Avenue, East NorwalkService number: 518360Unit: VMB611 (Marine Bombing Squadron), MAG32, FMAW, FMF Norwalk High School Yearbook, Class of ‘42 (Class President) From VPNavy! USN, USMC, USCG and NATS Patrol Aircraft Lost or Damaged During WorldContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT ERNEST ZOLTON NEVIDJON; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LORRIN FREDERICK LANE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 3, 1925 (Yantic, CT) – March 13, 1945; 20 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 26 Commerce Street, Norwalk Enlisted on February 15, 1943 in Springfield, Massachusetts Service number 527172 Unit: 4th Marine Division, 24th Marine Squadron, 1st Battalion, Company C MOS: 746, Automatic Rifleman Parents are Arthur Lane (1886-1976) and Charlotte “Lottie” Britto Lane (1896-1979).Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LORRIN FREDERICK LANE; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALEXANDER GEORGE WAINIO; U.S. MARINE CORPS

October 19, 1948 (Norwalk, CT) – May 26, 1967; 18 years oldUnmarriedLast known local address: Scofield Place, East NorwalkEnlisted on November 9, 1965 at 17 years, 21 days oldMOS: 0351, Anti-tank AssaultmanTour Start Date: unknownService number: 2182182Unit: III MAF, 1st Marine Division, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, I Company Born to Alexander Marlow (1923-1989) and Mary Webb Wainio (1926-2001).Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALEXANDER GEORGE WAINIO; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

CORPORAL MICHAEL JOHN SCANLON; U.S. MARINE CORPS

November 12, 1945 (Norwalk, CT) – January 18, 1967; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 45 Maple Street (2E)Enlisted on June 10, 1965MOS: 0311, RiflemanTour Start Date: June 10, 1965Service number 2136902Unit: III MAF, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Recon Division, 3rd Recon Battalion, 3rd Force Recon Company Born to Thomas F. Scanlon (1914-2008) and Kathleen Burke Scanlon (1914-2000). BrotherContinue reading “CORPORAL MICHAEL JOHN SCANLON; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

LANCE CORPORAL CHARLES EDWARD RICHARDS; U.S. MARINE CORPS

July 22, 1944 (Norwalk, CT) – February 4, 1968; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: parents both deceased; brother listed at 3 Yost Street, NorwalkEnlisted on April 28, 1966MOS: 0311, RiflemanTour Start Date: August 31, 1967Service number: 2289425Unit: III MAF, 1st Marine Division, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, B Company Born to George C. Richards (1875-1955) and Ella Georgie RichardsContinue reading “LANCE CORPORAL CHARLES EDWARD RICHARDS; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

FIRST LIEUTENANT ALBERT MICHAEL PREVOST; U.S. MARINE CORPS

January 30, 1935 (Paris, France) – February 1, 1966; 31 years oldMarried to Marilyn J. Nash (1936-2021). Remarried to Bobby Travis of Tennessee in 1969.Two sons, Albert and MichaelLast local address: 40 Wilton Avenue, NorwalkMOS: 7308, PilotTour Start Date: August 21, 1965Service number: 083622Unit: III MAF, 1st Marine Air Wing, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron VMGR-152, Marine AircraftContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT ALBERT MICHAEL PREVOST; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

CORPORAL WILLIAM JOSEPH LILLY; U.S. MARINE CORPS

January 31, 1944 (New York, NY) – July 15, 1966; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 375 Rowayton AvenueEnlisted on August 20, 1963MOS: 2531, Field Radio OperatorTour Start Date: unknownService number: 2041198Unit: III MAF, 3rd Marine Division, 4th Marines, Headquarters & Service Company Born to Robert (1904-1982) and Lucille Cunningham Lilly (1908-1988). Two brothers, Robert and Mark; three sisters,Continue reading “CORPORAL WILLIAM JOSEPH LILLY; U.S. MARINE CORPS”