PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GARY P. KAPLAN; U.S. MARINE CORPS

1948? – ?Marital status unknownLocal address: 7 Clara Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on April 8, 1966. Inducted in September 1966. Serial number 232283Unit: 9th Marines, 1st Battalion, B Company, 3rd Platoon Born to Daniel (1922-) and mother is unknown. Unknown siblings also. Wounded on April 26, 1967 by fragmentation wounds. Wounded again on July 2, 1967 inContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GARY P. KAPLAN; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN RICHARD ULMAN; U.S. ARMY

May 31, 1920 (Dornar, PA) – March 17, 2000 (Bridgeport, CT); 79 years oldMarried to Marjorie Kobaly Ulman (1919-1998) on June 23, 1941 in Norwalk, CT.One son, Robert (1941-).Local address: 53 Woodward Avenue, 7 Neptune Avenue and 44 Baxter Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on May 16, 1939Service number 161415477th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C Born to JosephContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN RICHARD ULMAN; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS CHARLES KETRINCHECK; U.S. ARMY

January 10, 1910 (Daisy Town, PA) – June 27, 1959 (Norwalk, CT); 49 years oldUnmarriedLocal address: 12 Crescent Terrace and 76 Lexington AvenueUnit: 88th Infantry Division, 351st Infantry Regiment Born to Stephen (1884-1962) and Ketrinchek, both born in Hungary. Four brothers Frank (1916-1992), Louis (1911-1997), Albert (1912-1990) and Stephen Jr. One sister, Mary Kertrincheck MolaContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS CHARLES KETRINCHECK; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN FRANKLIN KAVANEWSKY; U.S. ARMY

March 30, 1925 (Norwalk, CT) – November 30, 2019 (Jacksonville, FL); 94 years oldMarried to Caroline Yeadaker (1923-2014) on November 26, 1949 in Miami, Florida.Children Janet Kavanewsky Flinchum (1957-), Laura Kavanewsky Tiderman (1959-), Stephen (1956-), and John Jr. (1953-). Local address: Skytop Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on July 6, 1943Serial number 01336673Unit: 99th Infantry Division, 393rd InfantryContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN FRANKLIN KAVANEWSKY; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM WHITNEY GESNER; U.S. ARMY

October 30, 1915 (Maspeth, NY) – September 4, 1957 (Norwalk, CT); 41 years oldMarried to Margaret Rusin Gesner (1917-1953) on November 16, 1936.One son, Robert William Gesner (1940-). Graduated from West Point, Class of 1964.Local address 8 Burwell Street and Deerwood Manor.Enlisted on October 5, 1942Serial number 11096185Unit: 82nd Airborne Division, 508th Parachute Infantry RegimentContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM WHITNEY GESNER; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JAMES BODNER JR.; U.S. MARINE CORPS

June 28, 1915 (Norwalk, CT) – August 20, 2005 (Bridgeport, CT); 90 years oldMarried to Sophie Kovacs Bodner (1921-2000) on July 30, 1949 in Bridgeport, CTChildren (unknown)Local address: 35 Summit Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on August 30, 1942; Discharged March 10, 1945Serial number unknownUnit: unknown Born to James (1870-?) and Bertha (1875-1951), both born in Hungary. OneContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JAMES BODNER JR.; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS VENARIO JOHN UCCELLINI; U.S. ARMY

August 27, 1919 (Brooklyn, NY) – January 31, 2003 (Westport, CT); 83 years oldMarried Jeanette Brundage June 27, 1947 in Norwalk, CTLocal address: 72 Grumman Avenue and 290 Main Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on September 8, 1941Serial number 3105211428TH INFANTRY DIVISIONName is also John V. Uccellini in some records. Held in German POW camp Stalag 11B FallingbostelContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS VENARIO JOHN UCCELLINI; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS SYDNEY HENRY STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY

September 9, 1911 (Springfield, MA) – November 16, 1982 (Norwalk, CT); 71 years oldMarried to Elsie Regenstreif on June 29, 1941 in New York CityLocal address: Knickerbocker Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on August 4, 1943Serial number 3133827330TH INFANTRY DIVISION Held at German POW camp Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work CampContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS SYDNEY HENRY STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK PRATT SMITH; U.S. ARMY

May 10, 1919 (Norwalk, CT) – September 27, 1986 (Tampa, FL); 67 years oldMarried Mildred W. Farrell (1927-1965) on March 21, 1946 in Danbury, CTSon, Private James Pratt Smith, USMC (1947-1968); killed in South Vietnam. Son Married again in July 1966 in Hillsborough, FL to Emily Y. Smith.Stepson, John and Stepdaughter Cindy.Local address 13 CenterContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK PRATT SMITH; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GERHART “DUTCH” RISTAU; U.S. ARMY

January 15, 1910 (Plock, Poland) – January 18, 1999 (Norwalk, CT); 89 years oldMarried Honnour Hackett (1912-2010) on January 31, 1931 in Torrington, CTOne son Theodore (1932-2021), and one daughter Dorothy (1931-)Local address: 36 ½ Adams Avenue, and 44 Tierney Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on January 3, 1944Serial number 31409235Unit: unknown infantry unit Immigrated from PolandContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GERHART “DUTCH” RISTAU; U.S. ARMY”