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.

CORPORAL ROBERT MELVILLE YOUNG; U.S. ARMY

June 1, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – December 15, 1979Married to Marie Erickson (1921-2004) in Norwalk on January 26, 1946Local address when entering service: 22 Lawrence StreetEnlisted on June 17, 1940Service number: 615071032ND FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, BATTERY A Also awarded the Legion of Merit Medal. The Legion of Merit Medal is granted to individuals who demonstrateContinue reading “CORPORAL ROBERT MELVILLE YOUNG; U.S. ARMY”

STAFF SERGEANT EDWARD LOUIS WARGO; U.S. ARMY

March 20, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – September 3, 1995 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Betty Ross Wilson (1925-2008)Local address when entering service: 272 East Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on May 12, 1943Service number: 31333881328TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY A Wounded on January 8, 1945 in Luxembourg.

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD CARMINE VINGO; U.S. ARMY

August 7, 1914 (Norwalk, CT) – October 20, 2004 (Norwalk, CT)Married to the former Jennie Mietka who passed in 2018.Address when registered for draft: 78 Taylor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted December 4, 1942Service number: 31272582144TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 36TH INFANTRY Wounded at Mounte Cassino in Western Italy on February 17, 1945 while sending supplies to another division onContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD CARMINE VINGO; U.S. ARMY”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS JOSEPH JAMES SCAVO SR.; U.S. NAVY

May 26, 1923 (Carbondale, PA) –Lives in NorwalkEnlisted April 5, 1943Service number: 8074951 He is 97 years old! Wounded on October 22,1944, on the Island of Leyte, Philippines While unloading supplies and troops his LST 704 was attacked from the air and from artillery from the shore. He was told to man his battle station,Continue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS JOSEPH JAMES SCAVO SR.; U.S. NAVY”