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 ALEXANDER GEORGE WAINIO; U.S. MARINE CORPS

October 19, 1948 (Norwalk, CT) – May 26, 1967; 18 years oldUnmarriedLast known local address: Scofield Place, East NorwalkEnlisted on November 9, 1965 at 17 years, 21 days oldMOS: 0351, Anti-tank AssaultmanTour Start Date: unknownService number: 2182182Unit: III MAF, 1st Marine Division, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, I Company Born to Alexander Marlow (1923-1989) and Mary Webb Wainio (1926-2001).Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALEXANDER GEORGE WAINIO; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM JAMES TARSI; U.S. ARMY

April 14, 1933 (Danbury, CT) – August 24, 1966; 33 years oldMarried to Faye Tarsi (1931-1998)Three children, Michelle, Dona, and FostaLast local address: 215 Liberty Square, East Norwalk (1940 census)Enlisted on May 1, 1965; MOS: 11B40, Light Weapons InfantryTour Start Date: August 5, 1966 (killed just 19 days into his tour in Vietnam)Service number: 19738173Unit: 1st Infantry Division,Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM JAMES TARSI; U.S. ARMY”

SPECIALIST FIFTH CLASS ROBERT FRANCIS STEVENS; U.S. ARMY

February 18, 1944 (Norwalk, CT) – June 10, 1967; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 65 Van Zant Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on October 31, 1963MOS: 94B20, Food Service SpecialistTour Start Date: December 1, 1966Service number: 11432410Unit: 9th Infantry Division, 60th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, HQ & HQ Company Born to Leland A. (1922-2012) and Mary Williamson Stevens (1920-1978). RobertContinue reading “SPECIALIST FIFTH CLASS ROBERT FRANCIS STEVENS; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DANIEL JOHN SHEA, U.S. ARMY

January 29, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – May 14, 1969; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 5 St. John Street, East NorwalkEnlistment date: unknown date in 1967MOS: 91A10, CorpsmanTour Start Date: March 27, 1969Service number: 52725281Unit: Americal Division, 196th Inf Bgde, 21st Inf, 3rd Bn, HQ & HQ Company Born to Raymond Paul (1914-1950) and Olive Stow Shea Salancy (1918-2003).Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DANIEL JOHN SHEA, U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL MICHAEL JOHN SCANLON; U.S. MARINE CORPS

November 12, 1945 (Norwalk, CT) – January 18, 1967; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 45 Maple Street (2E)Enlisted on June 10, 1965MOS: 0311, RiflemanTour Start Date: June 10, 1965Service number 2136902Unit: III MAF, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Recon Division, 3rd Recon Battalion, 3rd Force Recon Company Born to Thomas F. Scanlon (1914-2008) and Kathleen Burke Scanlon (1914-2000). BrotherContinue reading “CORPORAL MICHAEL JOHN SCANLON; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

LANCE CORPORAL CHARLES EDWARD RICHARDS; U.S. MARINE CORPS

July 22, 1944 (Norwalk, CT) – February 04, 1968; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: parents both deceased; brother listed at 3 Yost Street, NorwalkEnlisted on April 28, 1966MOS: 0311, RiflemanTour Start Date: August 31, 1967Service number: 2289425Unit: III MAF, 1st Marine Division, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, B Company Born to George (1875-1955) and Ella Richards (1906-1957). Five brothers,Continue reading “LANCE CORPORAL CHARLES EDWARD RICHARDS; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

FIRST LIEUTENANT ALBERT MICHAEL PREVOST; U.S. MARINE CORPS

January 30, 1935 (Paris, France) – February 1, 1966; 31 years oldMarried to Marilyn J. Nash (1936-2021). Remarried to Bobby Travis of Tennessee in 1969.Two sons, Albert and MichaelLast local address: 40 Wilton Avenue, NorwalkMOS: 7308, PilotTour Start Date: August 21, 1965Service number: 083622Unit: III MAF, 1st Marine Air Wing, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron VMGR-152, Marine AircraftContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT ALBERT MICHAEL PREVOST; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

STAFF SERGEANT MICHAEL BRADLEY “MICK” PAQUIN; U.S. ARMY

October 08, 1946 (Westport, CT) to December 15, 1967; 21 years oldUnmarried; engaged to Janice L. Aprea of Stuart Avenue in Norwalk on April 4, 1967.Last local address: Lyncrest Drive, Norwalk and 5 Winker Lane, WestportEnlistment date is unknownMOS: 11B40, InfantryTour Start Date: March 24, 1967Service number: RA11433127Unit: 25th Infantry Division, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, A Company CasualtyContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT MICHAEL BRADLEY “MICK” PAQUIN; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL EDWARD VINCENT PALMENTA; U.S. ARMY

July 31, 1944 (Norwalk, CT) – June 11, 1969; 24 years oldMarried to Elaine Ramanauskas Palmenta on July 25, 1964 in NorwalkOne child, daughter ChristinaLast local address: 9 Gordon Street and 68 Chestnut Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on June 20, 1968MOS: 13A10, Field ArtilleryTour Start Date: January 7, 1969Service number: 56840481Unit: Americal Division, 196th Infantry Brigade, 82nd Artillery Regiment, 3rdContinue reading “CORPORAL EDWARD VINCENT PALMENTA; U.S. ARMY”