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: 907199Unit: 6th Marine Division, 4th Marines, Company C Born to Pasquale (1893-1974) and Marie E. Vicidomini Zeoli (1896-1956). Brother, Alfred J. (1918-2006). Sister, Marguerite Zeoli Gajdosik (1921-2020). Awarded the Purple Heart MedalContinue 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 NorwalkChildren: Mary E. Williams Nussbickel (1940-), Richard T. (1942-2021), Kathleen Williams Maloney (1943-2010) and Jeanne (?-?).Last local address: Beverly Place, NorwalkService number 987575Unit: 1st Marine Division, 5th Marines Born to BenjaminContinue 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: Fleet Marine Force, Fleet Marine Air Wing, VMB611 (Marine Bombing Squadron) Born to Timothy (1879-1982) and Brobala “Barbara” “Bessie” Koos Nevidjon (1886-1954). Brothers Timothy (1909-1982) and Carl (1914-2005). Sisters MaryContinue 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 Marines, 1st Battalion, Company C MOS: 746, Automatic Rifleman Parents are Arthur Lane (1886-1976) and Charlotte “Lottie” Britto Lane (1896-1979). OneContinue 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) who later remarried to Bobby Travis of Tennessee in 1969.Two sons, Albert (1955-) and Michael (1957-)Last local address: 40 Wilson Avenue, NorwalkMOS: 7308, PilotTour Start Date: August 21, 1965Service number: 083622Unit: III MAF, 1st Marine Air Wing, Marine Aerial Refueler TransportContinue 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”