SPECIALIST 4TH CLASS RALPH JAY RIVKIND; U.S. ARMY

September 6, 1945 (Bronx, NY) – presentMarried to Beverly Manne Rivkind (1947-present) on August 18,1968 in Westbury, NYOne daughter, Rachel M. Rivkind (1975-present)Local address: 11 East Meadow LaneEnlistment date February 16, 1967. Discharged February 15, 1973.Serial number 52722347Unit: 1st Infantry Division Born to Julian (1927-1987) and Mildred (1928-1986). One sister, Linda (1953-present). Used with permission:Continue reading “SPECIALIST 4TH CLASS RALPH JAY RIVKIND; U.S. ARMY”

SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS LAURENCE F. PITCHER; U.S. ARMY

April 24, 1948 (Norwalk, CT) – presentMarried to Maria Ann Proto Pitcher (1949-present) on September 19, 1970 in NorwalkChildren (unknown)Local address: 79 Winfield Street and 27 Myrtle StreetEnlisted in October 31, 1966; Discharged in November 1969.Serial number 11800161Unit: 299th Engineer Battalion, Company B In Larry Pitcher’s own words: “Kantum Vietnam 30 Jan 1968 – aboutContinue reading “SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS LAURENCE F. PITCHER; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT GEORGE THOMAS KITCHENS; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 30, 1945 (Norwalk, CT) – August 20, 1972 (Norwalk, CT); 27 years oldMarried to Susan L. Johnson (1949-?) of Danbury. She remarried twice after George’s death. Daughter, Dawn (1969-present)Local address: 11 Center AvenueEnlisted on September 15, 1965. Discharged June 19, 1969. Serial number 2136964Unit: 3rd Marine Division, 1st Amphibious Tractor Battalion Born to GeorgeContinue reading “SERGEANT GEORGE THOMAS KITCHENS; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS ROBERT FREDERICK JACOBS; U.S. ARMY

May 4, 1944 (Norwalk, CT) – August 9, 2007 (possibly Key West, FL); 63 years oldMarried to Joanne Suarez (1947-2015) on November 1, 1970 in Paramus, New JerseyChildren (unknown)Local address: 20 Lancaster DriveEnlisted in April 1965Serial number 11460342Unit: 101st Airborne Division, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Headquarters and Headquarters Company Born to Frederick (1914-?) andContinue reading “SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS ROBERT FREDERICK JACOBS; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL JAMES WILLIAM COPELAND; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 12, 1945 (Norwalk, CT) – presentMarried to Mitsu Higa Copeland in 1966 in the American Consulate in Naha, Okinawa.One son, ChristopherLocal address: 60 Glenwood Avenue 246 Main Street, and 536 Connecticut AvenueEnlistment date is unknown. Discharged in November 1966.Serial number is unknownUnit is unknown Born to James Henry (1906-1976) and Marion Wilson Copeland (1909-1976).Continue reading “CORPORAL JAMES WILLIAM COPELAND; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

LANCE CORPORAL VICTOR EDWARD BUDNIK; U.S. MARINE CORPS

October 26, 1946 (unknown place of birth) – presentMarried to Linda Leavitt on January 18, 1969 in Norwalk, CTMarried to Claire Furnari Budnik (1953-2015) on January 26, 1986 in Norwalk, CTChildren (unknown)Local address: 19 Deerwood CourtUnknown enlistment dateSerial number 2368711Unit: 1st Marine Division, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, L Company, 3rd Platoon Born to Edward W.Continue reading “LANCE CORPORAL VICTOR EDWARD BUDNIK; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

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”

SERGEANT PATRICK GERARD MCBENNETT SR.; U.S. ARMY

January 14, 1930 (Bronx, NY) – February 28, 2015 (Norwalk, CT); 85 years oldMarried to Helen-Marie Beers McBennett on February 23, 1957 in Norwalk, CT.Children are Kathy McBennett Sasloe (1957-present), Patrick Jr. (1958-present), Joan (1959-present), Ann McBennett Raab (1962-present), Peter (1963-present), Robert (1964-present) and Kevin (1960-2003). Local address: 20 Grandview Avenue and 10 Delaware AvenueEnlistedContinue reading “SERGEANT PATRICK GERARD MCBENNETT SR.; U.S. ARMY”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT JAMES MACEDO; U.S. ARMY

January 27, 1925 (Fall River, MA) – October 8, 2007 (Norwalk, CT); 82 years oldMarried to Kathleen Mayer Macedo (1927-2007) on May 31, 1954 in Norwalk. One son, James Jr. (1957-2010).Local address 3 Grandview Avenue, 15 Fox Run Road and 54 Taylor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on an unknown date in 1942. Discharged October 21, 1945. EnlistedContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT JAMES MACEDO; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL EUGENE EDWARD KANE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

March 31, 1933 (Norwalk, CT) – February 11, 2012 (Florida); 78 years oldMarried to Muriel Hajas on August 30, 1958 in Bridgeport, CT. Divorced 1961.Married to Rosemarie DeFranco Kane (1933-1991) on April 15, 1962. Divorced 1973.Children (unknown; possibly two with Rosemarie)Local address: 37 Russell StreetUnknown enlistment dateSerial number 1201390Unit: 1st Marine Division (REINF), 7th Marines,Continue reading “CORPORAL EUGENE EDWARD KANE; U.S. MARINE CORPS”