RADIOMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT ARTHUR BURT JR., U.S. NAVY

October 27, 1918 (Bridgeport, CT) – October 26, 1989 (Seattle WA); 70 years oldMarried Barbara Bassett (1920-2002) on December 2, 1945 in Norwalk, CT    — Barbara divorced and remarried to Chester B. PriceMarried Arlene G. Nicol (1929-2014) on December 16, 1966 in Seattle, WALocal address: 2 Pershing Street, NorwalkEnlisted on: December 14, 1938Serial number 4026989USSContinue reading “RADIOMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT ARTHUR BURT JR., U.S. NAVY”

WATERTENDER FIRST CLASS CHARLES PHILIP MCCARTHY; U.S. NAVY

October 21, 1916 (New Rochelle, NY) – October 27, 1942; 26 years oldMarried to Ruth Pfeil (1915-2013)Last local address: Father Charles lived on Connecticut AvenueEnlisted September 14, 1936Service number: 2233366USS PORTER (DD-356) The USS Porter was damaged in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on October 26, 1942 by Japanese submarine I-12 off SantaContinue reading “WATERTENDER FIRST CLASS CHARLES PHILIP MCCARTHY; U.S. NAVY”

HOSPITALMAN PHILIP ROGER MARZOLF; U.S. NAVY

August 14, 1930 (Staten Island, NY) – January 6, 2011 (Norwalk, CT); 80 years oldMarried to Barbara Flynn Marzolf on December 28, 1986 in Norwalk; one daughter and three sonsLast local address: 25 Russell St, NorwalkEnlisted onService number: 7196482UNIT Received Bronze Star with V device for Valor and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster ServedContinue reading “HOSPITALMAN PHILIP ROGER MARZOLF; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT VALENTINE WALTER; U.S. NAVY

October 11, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – November 3, 1944; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 3 State Street, South NorwalkEnlisted March 4, 1943Service number: 8072532USS RENO (CL-96)Missing In Action (MIA) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ’40 From The Norwalk Hour November 18, 1944 One Norwalk sailor is missing. Robert Valentine Walter,Continue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT VALENTINE WALTER; U.S. NAVY”

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ALFRED GUERNSEY SYMONDS JR.; U.S. NAVY

August 7, 1918 (New York, NY) – July 24, 1945; 26 years oldMarried to Mary Derry Symonds on December 4, 1942 in Multnomah County, OregonOne son, Alfred IIILast local address: 31 Fairfield Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on: unknown dateService number: O-096119USS SHANGRI-LA (CV-38) Awarded the Silver Star, Air Medal with two stars, and the Purple Heart MedalContinue reading “LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ALFRED GUERNSEY SYMONDS JR.; U.S. NAVY”

SHIP’S COOK THIRD CLASS JOHN RINKO; U.S. NAVY

October 29, 1910 (Norwalk, CT) – September 11, 1943; 32 years oldMarried to the former Jennie Nardi (1915-2007) on June 27, 1936 in NorwalkLast local address: 111 George Avenue, NorwalkService number: 6427052USS SAVANNAH (CL-42) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Thought to be Missing In Action yet not found on the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)Continue reading “SHIP’S COOK THIRD CLASS JOHN RINKO; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ROCCO GEORGE PESACRETA; U.S. NAVY

December 1, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – October 9, 1943; 22 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 1 Carlson Court, East NorwalkService number: 6424527USS BUCK (DD-420) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Youngest of 7 children of Salvatore and Rose Pesacreta. From The Norwalk Hour October 27, 1943 The Navy announced today that Rocco George Pesacreta, Seaman FirstContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ROCCO GEORGE PESACRETA; U.S. NAVY”

RADIO TECHNICIAN SECOND CLASS ROBERT RICHARDSON PARKS; U.S. NAVY

June 27, 1924 (New York, NY) – May 4, 1945; 20 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 7 Elliot Avenue, East NorwalkService number: 8079347USS MORRISON (DD-560) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal From The Norwalk Hour June 29, 1945 Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Parks of 7 Elliott Avenue have been informed that their son, Robert Richardson Parks,Continue reading “RADIO TECHNICIAN SECOND CLASS ROBERT RICHARDSON PARKS; U.S. NAVY”

FIRE CONTROLMAN THIRD CLASS THOMAS MOORE MORGAN; U.S. NAVY

January 28, 1921 (Charleston, WV) – January 10, 1943; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 16 South Main Street, South NorwalkEnlisted August 21, 1940Service number: 2661765USS ARGONAUT (SS-166)MIA (at sea) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. The only Norwalker to be Killed In Action on a submarine. Muster roll from the USS Argonaut on December 31, 1942Continue reading “FIRE CONTROLMAN THIRD CLASS THOMAS MOORE MORGAN; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ALBERT EARNEST KOVACS; U.S. NAVY

August 14, 1926 (Connecticut) – June 23, 1945; 19 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 13 Lorena Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on April 9, 1944Service number: 6436017USS SALMON (SS-182) Albert Kovacs was murdered in New Canaan, CT on June 23, 1945. Charged was Imogene Stevens, wife of an Army major. She was charged with shooting Albert Kovacs fromContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ALBERT EARNEST KOVACS; U.S. NAVY”