HOSPITALMAN 3RD CLASS JAMES STEVEN CAZARES, U.S. NAVY

For those that follow this website, you know that once in a while I freelance and create bios for people who I have a personal connection to, or the story is too compelling and important to pass on. The theme of the work on this website is to honor veterans who died during wartime. ThisContinue reading “HOSPITALMAN 3RD CLASS JAMES STEVEN CAZARES, U.S. NAVY”

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”

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”

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”

SERGEANT ROBERT DAVID COLLINS; U.S. ARMY

June 19, 1946 (Woodford, England) – March 20, 2003 (Florida); 56 years oldMarried to Patricia Discepolo Collins on October 2, 1965 in Norwalk.Married to Lyn Collins. No more information is known.Local address: 4 Greenwood Place; parents at 14 Oak Ledge CircleEnlisted in December 1965Serial number RA11477968Unit: 261st Signal Company and 459th Signal Battalion, Headquarters CompanyContinue reading “SERGEANT ROBERT DAVID COLLINS; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT ALLAN STEPHEN AZARY; U.S. ARMY

May 7, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – presentMarried to Geraldine Parr on October 28, 1967 in Norwalk, CT.Daughter, Geraldine Anne (1970-) and son (John 1974-).Local address: 117 West Cedar Street and 185 Grumman AvenueEnlisted in June 14, 1967 Serial number: US52722746Unit: 25th Infantry Division, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company B Born to Joseph Sr. (1914-1952)Continue reading “SERGEANT ALLAN STEPHEN AZARY; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LAWRENCE JOSEPH GILL; U.S. MARINE CORPS

May 5, 1945 (Brooklyn, NY) – May 28, 2018 (Grand Bay, AL); 73 years oldMarried to Janice Aprea on October 10, 1970 in Norwalk, CTOne son, Lance.Local address: 2 Cliffview Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on June 29, 1964; Discharged on June 16, 1966Service number 2093344Unit: 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein), 2nd Battalion, Company FMOS: 0311 –Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LAWRENCE JOSEPH GILL; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

CORPORAL DAVID CHARLES SANBORN; U.S. MARINE CORPS

December 3, 1944 – presentMarried to Lynda Rowan (1942-?) on November 15, 1969 in Vernon, CTMarried Aldonna Janssen (1947-2018) on October 16, 1971 in Fairfield, CTChildren are twin sons Stephen and ScottLocal address: 5 Naromake AvenueEnlistment on August 17, 1965Unit: 1st Marine Division, 5th Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company B Wounded in Vietnam three times withinContinue reading “CORPORAL DAVID CHARLES SANBORN; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

MAJOR LARRY ALAN THORNE; U.S. ARMY; ALSO FINLAND and GERMANY

May 28, 1919 (Viipuri, Finland) – October 19, 1965; 46 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: unknown (see WEBMASTERS NOTE below)Enlisted on December 31, 1956MOS: 3154, Infantry Unit Commander & Special OperationsTour Start Date: January 18, 1965Service number: O-2287104Unit: Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG), Team SD-5891 Casualty Location: Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam Larry isContinue reading “MAJOR LARRY ALAN THORNE; U.S. ARMY; ALSO FINLAND and GERMANY”