PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK DAVID FALASCA; U.S. ARMY

June 21, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – May 10, 2007 (Okaloosa County, FL); 87 years oldMarried to Grace Elizabeth Lucskay (1920-1985) on March 17, 1943 in Norwalk, CTTwo children, Richard (1946-2016), and Bonnie Lou Falasca Gavaghan (1952-).Local address: 8 Naramake Avenue, South Norwalk and 36 Chatham Drive.Enlisted on October 3, 1942Service number 31193073Unit: 95th Infantry Division,Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK DAVID FALASCA; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY

July 4, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – June 21, 2006 (Norwalk, CT); 87 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 122 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on September 8, 1941Service number 31052104Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment, Company K Born to Frank (1892-1967) and Maria Golia Acunzo (1891-1986), both born in Italy. Six sisters, Carmella (1914-1986), Josephine Acunzo TondinoContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY”

USS Arizona and WWII

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 WWII”

NARA burial files

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is the keeper of burial files for all World War I deaths. I requested the file for each of the WWI heroes at a cost to me, but in keeping with the theme of the web page, I felt their stories were incomplete without this file. To date,Continue reading “NARA burial files”

OFFICER MARCO CARIAS

September 12, 1955 (?) – March 20, 1982 (Danbury, CT); 26 years oldMarried to Gloria Carias; one daughter MarisolLocal address: 11 Bedford Avenue From the Hartford Courant March 20, 1982 Norwalk police officer Marco Carias, 26, was pronounced dead at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Danbury Hospital as a result of injuries he sustained whenContinue reading “OFFICER MARCO CARIAS”

SERGEANT NICHOLAS FERA

October 12, 1925 (New York) – July 9, 1971 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Mrs. Violet Pinto Fera; three sons, Nicholas, 20; Gary, 18; and Randy, 17Local address: 6 Creeping Hemlock DriveEnlisted in the Army Air Corps December 14, 1943; service number 42055460. From The Bridgeport Post July 10, 1971 NORWALK COP KILLER SUSPECT HELD2nd Suspect, SergeantContinue reading “SERGEANT NICHOLAS FERA”

OFFICER SHERRALD HARRY GORTON

June 25, 1925 (Buffalo, NY) – June 20, 1962 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Margaret “Peggy” Julia Cordo Gorton (1922-2004)Children: Sherrill Barbara Gorton (1948-2003); Jacqueline Gorton (1953- ); Richard Gorton (1946- ); and Ralph Gorton (unknown YOB)Local address: 200 Suncrest Road, Norwalk From The Bridgeport Post June 21, 1962 Truck Kills Policeman at Project in Norwalk NORWALK,Continue reading “OFFICER SHERRALD HARRY GORTON”

SERGEANT FRANK SHERWOOD STRATTON

May ?, 1864 (Bridgeport, CT) – October 14, 1930; 64 years oldMarried to Elizabeth Elliot Stratton (1865-1942) in 18856 children; 4 daughters Mabel, Inez, Hazel and Lavinia and 2 sons Raymond and EverettLocal address: 49 Gregory Boulevard From The Norwalk Hour, October 14, 1930 SERGEANT FRANK STRATTON IS KILLED; DRIVER ARRESTED FLEEING FROM SCENEVeteran PolicemanContinue reading “SERGEANT FRANK SHERWOOD STRATTON”

FIREMAN GEORGE DAVID NASH

May 9, 1901 (Norwalk, CT) – February 2, 1961 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Elizabeth Lassu Nash (1902-1975) on June 9, 1922 in NorwalkOne son Donald (1923-1987)Last local address: 3 Strawberry Hill Avenue From Norwalk Hour, February 10, 1961 VETERAN CITY FIREMAN SUCCUMBS FIGHTING BLAZE ON EAST AVENUEGeorge D. Nash, 59, Had Planned To Retire In MayContinue reading “FIREMAN GEORGE DAVID NASH”

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.