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”

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: 3132685810TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION, 85TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY G The son of Gerry C. and Anna Magrath, John David Magrath was born in East Norwalk, Connecticut July 4, 1924. He tookContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN DAVID MAGRATH; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DANIEL JOHN SHEA, U.S. ARMY

January 29, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – May 14, 1969; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 5 St. John Street, East NorwalkEnlistment date: unknown; MOS: 91A10, CorpsmanTour Start Date: March 27, 1969Service number: 52725281AMERICAL DIVISION, 196TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, 21ST INFANTRY, 3RD BATTALION, HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY Casualty Location: Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam Daniel is on The Wall at Panel 24W, Line 12 AwardedContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DANIEL JOHN SHEA, U.S. ARMY”

CHIEF RADIOMAN THOMAS JAMES REEVES; U.S. NAVY

December 9, 1895 (Thomaston, CT) – December 7, 1941; 45 years oldUnmarriedBrother listed at 31 Godwin Court, ThomastonEnlisted on July 20, 1917USS CALIFORNIA (BB-44); Chief Radioman Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve as Electrician Third Class on July 20, 1917. He served until discharged August 21, 1921, and on October 12,Continue reading “CHIEF RADIOMAN THOMAS JAMES REEVES; U.S. NAVY”