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 old; unmarriedLast 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 ValentineContinue 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 old; married to Mary Derry Symonds on December 4, 1942 in Multnomah County, Oregon; 1 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 Gold Star, and the PurpleContinue 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 old; married 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 From historyofwar.org: On 11 September off the coast of Italy, the USS Savannah suffered theContinue 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. USS Buck (DD-420) — location Tyrrhenian Sea. After escorting a convoy back to the United States, theContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ROCCO GEORGE PESACRETA; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN SECOND CLASS ROBERT RICHARDSON PARKS; U.S. NAVY

June 27, 1924 (New York, NY) – May 4, 1945; 20 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 7 Elliot Avenue, East NorwalkService number: 8079347USS MORRISON (DD-560) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal On the morning of May 4, 1945, off of Oshima, Japan, the USS Morrison was on station with Ingraham and four landing craft. When enemyContinue reading “SEAMAN 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 old; unmarriedLast 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,Continue 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 old; unmarriedLast 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 KovacsContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ALBERT EARNEST KOVACS; U.S. NAVY”

PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS ALLEN BURKEY GREGORY JR.; U.S. NAVY

May 31, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – March 7, 1944; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Newtown AvenueService number: 6426012PT-337MIA (at sea) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Having actually gone “Missing” on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until January 16, 1946 when PT-337 was sunk by JapaneseContinue reading “PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS ALLEN BURKEY GREGORY JR.; U.S. NAVY”

GUNNER’S MATE SECOND CLASS HOBART FORD JR.; U.S. NAVY

September 27, 1924 (New York, NY) – April 28, 1944; 19 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Valley Road, Wilson Point, RowaytonEnlisted on April 5, 1943Service number: 8074952LST-531 Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. When Hobey was almost 18 he was out paddling his kayak on Long Island Sound when a U.S. submarine came up. He paddledContinue reading “GUNNER’S MATE SECOND CLASS HOBART FORD JR.; U.S. NAVY”