HOSPITALMAN 3RD CLASS JAMES STEVEN CAZARES, U.S. NAVY

For those that follow this website, you know that once in a while I freelance and create bios for people who I have a personal connection to, or the story is too compelling and important to pass on. The theme of the work on this website is to honor veterans who died during wartime. ThisContinue reading “HOSPITALMAN 3RD CLASS JAMES STEVEN CAZARES, U.S. NAVY”

GUNNER’S MATE THIRD CLASS ROGER LOWELL STORM; U.S. NAVY

May 14, 1913 (Mount Pocono, PA) – December 26, 1995 (Sarasota, FL); 82 years oldMarried to Jane Renn Storm (1923-1972) on December 6, 1943 in Norwalk. — Divorced on June 18, 1975One son, Franklin Storm Jr. (1949-2013)Married again to Marlene Howard Storm on December 10, 1980 in Desoto, FL.Local address: 1 Woodland Road, Norwalk (Rowayton)EnlistedContinue reading “GUNNER’S MATE THIRD CLASS ROGER LOWELL STORM; U.S. NAVY”

CORPORAL HAROLD WILLIAM BRIDGEFORTH; U.S. MARINE CORPS

April 29, 1925 (Fairfield, CT) – April 10, 1965 (Norwalk; CT); 39 years oldMarried to Florence Hayes Marshall Bridgeforth on October 22, 1952 in Stamford CTOne daughter Carmen Denise Bridgeforth Clark (1953-1993), and one son Harold Jr. (1956-). Stepdaughters Beverly Marshall-Burrus (?-?) and Sharon Marshall Rouzier (1945-2008).Local address: 100 Dry Hill Road, Norwalk and 3FContinue reading “CORPORAL HAROLD WILLIAM BRIDGEFORTH; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

COXSWAIN BENJAMIN BOSTWICK KIRTLAND JR.; U.S. NAVY

February 11, 1922 (New York, NY) – March 4, 1997 (Norwalk, CT)Children are Jane Mitchell, Ellen Laughton, Emily Scanlon, Anne Frusciante, and Benjamin B. Kirtland, IIILocal address: 20 Raymond Terrace, NorwalkEnlisted on September 11, 1942Service number 6425145Discharged September 5, 1945Ship assigned to: LST-472 Wounded on December 15, 1944 in the Solomon Islands Campaign, specifically theContinue reading “COXSWAIN BENJAMIN BOSTWICK KIRTLAND JR.; U.S. NAVY”

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, 1917 (New Rochelle, NY) – October 27, 1942; 26 years oldMarried to Ruth Pfeil (1915-2013). Ruth remarried and lived to be 98 years old.Last local address: Father Charles lived on Connecticut AvenueEnlisted September 14, 1936Service number: 2233366USS Porter (DD-356) Born to Charles McCarthy (1894-?). Mother is unknown. The 1930 census listed a 12Continue 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) Born to Valentine W. (1885-1960) and Jessie Byxbee Walter (1885-1940). Robert was their only child. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ’40Continue 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) Born to Alfred Guernsey Symonds Sr. (1893-1953) and Mabel J. Cantrell Symonds (1892-1965). OneContinue 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) Born to John (1870-1953) and Elizabeth Nagy Rinko (1868-1960). Sister, Pearl R. (1918-2005). Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Thought to beContinue reading “SHIP’S COOK THIRD CLASS JOHN RINKO; U.S. NAVY”