TEC 5 ANTHONY CLEMENS STEMPIEN JR., U.S. ARMY

July 23, 1925 (Pemberwich, NY) – July 2, 2004 (Norwalk, CT); 78 years oldMarried in 1950 to Mabel Travis (1930-2002) of Port Chester, New York.Two children, Richard and Jane Stempien.Local address: High View Road, Glenville, CTInducted on October 4, 1943 and entered active duty October 25, 1943Separated January 18, 1946 at Fort Devens, MassachusettsSerial numberContinue reading “TEC 5 ANTHONY CLEMENS STEMPIEN JR., U.S. ARMY”

WATERTENDER FIRST CLASS CHARLES PHILIP MCCARTHY; U.S. NAVY

October 21, 1916 (New Rochelle, NY) – October 27, 1942; 26 years oldMarried to Ruth Pfeil (1915-2013)Last local address: Father Charles lived on Connecticut AvenueEnlisted September 14, 1936Service number: 2233366USS PORTER (DD-356) The USS Porter was damaged in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on October 26, 1942 by Japanese submarine I-12 off SantaContinue reading “WATERTENDER FIRST CLASS CHARLES PHILIP MCCARTHY; U.S. NAVY”

STAFF SERGEANT JOSEPH CIRIGLIANO ROMANO; U.S. ARMY

October 13, 1925 (Carlstadt, NJ) – January 17, 2020 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Florence O’Brien RomanoLast address: 1 Woodchuck Court W; NorwalkSerial number: 4206970842ND INFANTRY DIVISION (RAINBOW) Also received the Bronze Star Medal. Wounded March 15, 1945. He was raised in Brooklyn, NY and lived most of his life in Norwalk. He joined the U.S. ArmyContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT JOSEPH CIRIGLIANO ROMANO; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE LAWRENCE ROBERT ZEOLI; U.S. MARINE CORPS

February 8, 1923 (Brooklyn, NY) – May 21, 1945; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 12 Reynolds Street, NorwalkEnlisted on January 4, 1944Service number: 9071996TH MARINE DIVISION, 4TH MARINES, COMPANY C Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Died during Operation Iceberg on Okinawa, Japan May 21, 1945. From The Norwalk Hour March 8, 1945 In a recentContinue reading “PRIVATE LAWRENCE ROBERT ZEOLI; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

SERGEANT WILFRED FRANCIS WOOD; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

October 13, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – October 10, 1943; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 5 Hawkins Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted April 6, 1942Service number: 31104593451ST BOMBER GROUP, 726TH BOMBER SQUADRON (Fairmont AAB, Nebraska) From the Lincoln Star (Nebraska), October 12, 1943 SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Oct. 12 – (AP) Names of men aboard an army heavy bomberContinue reading “SERGEANT WILFRED FRANCIS WOOD; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD NORMAN WILSON JR.; U.S. ARMY

September 4, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – February 21, 1945; 27 years oldMarried to MarionLast local address: 11 Fitch Street, East NorwalkEnlisted January 2, 1943Service number: 31277720INFANTRY REPLACEMENT TRAINING CENTER, 4TH REGIMENT, 14TH BATTALION, COMPANY A Died at Camp Gordon, Georgia from injuries sustained during training. From The Norwalk Hour February 23, 1945 PFC Edward N.Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD NORMAN WILSON JR.; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EARL THOMAS WILSON; U.S. ARMY

December 6, 1923 (Norwalk, CT) – June 6, 1944; 20 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 2 Wilbur Street, South NorwalkEnlisted October 20, 1942Service number: 1110076382ND AIRBORNE DIVISION, 508TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT, 1ST BATTALION Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Killed in Action on D-Day, Normandy, France. From The Norwalk Hour April 20, 1948 A military funeral willContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EARL THOMAS WILSON; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE BENJAMIN THOMAS WILLIAMS; U.S. MARINE CORPS

July 4, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – May 11, 1945; 23 years oldMarried to the former Mary R. Drab (1924-1976) on August 15, 1940 in NorwalkFour childrenLast local address: Beverly Place, NorwalkService number 9875751ST MARINE DIVISION, 5TH MARINES Died on Okinawa. From The Norwalk Hour, June 16, 1945 Marine Private Benjamin Thomas Williams, formerly of BeverlyContinue reading “PRIVATE BENJAMIN THOMAS WILLIAMS; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS PAUL WILMOT WILBUR; U.S. ARMY

March 15, 1924 (Unknown) – February 2, 1945; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 2 Woodbury Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted June 24, 1942Service number: 11072351124TH CAVALRY REGIMENT, MASS TASK FORCE, F TROOP Officially “Died of Wounds.” From The Norwalk Hour February 26, 1945 PFC Paul Wilmot Wilbur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilbur of Woodbury Avenue, diedContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS PAUL WILMOT WILBUR; U.S. ARMY”