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”

LANCE CORPORAL JOHN VINCENT AVALONE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

May 1, 1948 (Norwalk, CT) – Married to Sandra Ketrincheck on May 16, 1971 in Norwalk, Connecticut.Last local address: 41 Quintard AvenueEnlisted on August 14, 1967Unit: 1st Marine Division (REIN), 11th Marines, 4th Battalion, Battery K Born to James (1907-1974) and Florence Bifano Avalone (1912-1984). Unknown siblings. Awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded onContinue reading “LANCE CORPORAL JOHN VINCENT AVALONE; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FERDINAND POTE; U.S. ARMY

March 28, 1915 (Jeannette, PA) – July 11, 2005 (Norwalk, CT); 90 years oldMarried to Virginia Moscariello Pote (1923-2008) on May 13, 1944 in Norwalk.Children are Fred (1946-?), John (1947-2004), and Vincent (1954-?).Last local address: 40 Spring Street, Norwalk and 7 Chestnut Hill RoadEnlisted on June 3, 1942Serial number: 31123777Unit: 9th Infantry Division, 60th InfantryContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FERDINAND POTE; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE SAMUEL CHARLES POLLEY, U.S. ARMY

January 31, 1892 (Norwalk, CT) – November 19, 1967 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Ida Litoff on April 7, 1929 in New Haven, ConnecticutThree children; a son, Benjamin (1930-2017), and two daughters, Celia (1931-2015) and Dorothy (1938-). Last local address: 135 Stuart Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on December 17, 1917Unit: 26th Division (Yankee Division), 102nd Infantry Regiment, HQ CompanyContinue reading “PRIVATE SAMUEL CHARLES POLLEY, U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT HOWARD LINCOLN FLOOD, U.S. ARMY

May 21, 1888 (Philadelphia, PA) – September 16, 1936 (Darien, CT); 48 years oldMarried to Laura Davis in Wildwood, New Jersey in 1936Last local address: 5 Chestnut Street, NorwalkEnlisted on June 12, 1917; Discharged February 12, 1919Service Number 1038273Unit: Third Infantry Division, 10th Field Artillery, Battery B Born to Elmer (1861-1915) and Caroline “Carrie” HannockContinue reading “SERGEANT HOWARD LINCOLN FLOOD, U.S. ARMY”

The 300 post milestone, libraries, Purple Heart Medals, Luntta and Horan

I passed the 300 posts milestone recently which really made me pause and consider all the research and hours that went into making this website available to the public. It really is an honor to bring the stories of these people to light. My hope is that people learn from the work and pass itContinue reading “The 300 post milestone, libraries, Purple Heart Medals, Luntta and Horan”

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”

LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY

July 4, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – June 21, 2006 (Norwalk, CT); 87 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 122 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on September 8, 1941Service number 310521044TH INFANTRY DIVISION Wounded in action by artillery fragments in the thumb and thigh in June and November 1944. Landed at Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.Continue reading “LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY”

USS Arizona and WWI

Yesterday I updated the pages for the 10 Connecticut residents who died on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Each of them has a place on the USS Arizona Memorial, and “The Punchbowl”, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. I had the images but didn’t see the needContinue reading “USS Arizona and WWI”

SERGEANT HARRY OAKLAND FOUST JR.

December 6, 1929 (White Plains, NY) – May 20, 2014Last local address: 24 Belden AvenueService Number: RA1325312244TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 130TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, B COMPANY Wounded by gun shot wound to the right thigh on March 10, 1951 at Sing Dong Ni, South Korea.