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: 31326858Unit: 10th 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. HeContinue 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 date in 1967MOS: 91A10, CorpsmanTour Start Date: March 27, 1969Service number: 52725281Unit: Americal Division, 196th Inf Bgde, 21st Inf, 3rd Bn, HQ & HQ Company Born to Raymond Paul (1914-1950) and Olive Stow Shea Salancy (1918-2003).Continue 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 Born to William Reeves (1850-1938) and Mary O’Riley Reeves (1858-1939), both born in Ireland. Sister, Rosetta Reeves (1882-1905). Four brothers, Joseph (1885-1972), Leo (1889-1967), William (1892-), and Frederick (1898-1970).Continue reading “CHIEF RADIOMAN THOMAS JAMES REEVES; U.S. NAVY”