PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN FRANKLIN KAVANEWSKY; U.S. ARMY

March 30, 1925 (Norwalk, CT) – November 30, 2019 (Jacksonville, FL); 94 years oldMarried to Caroline Yeadaker (1923-2014) on November 26, 1949 in Miami, Florida.Children Janet Kavanewsky Flinchum (1957-), Laura Kavanewsky Tiderman (1959-), Stephen (1956-), and John Jr. (1953-). Local address: Skytop Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on July 6, 1943Serial number 01336673Unit: 99th Infantry Division, 393rd InfantryContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN FRANKLIN KAVANEWSKY; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FELIX BRIGANTE; U.S. ARMY

January 15, 1923 (Waterbury, CT) – April 15, 1997 (Norwalk, CT); 74 years oldMarried to Bettina Radano Brigante (1926-1944) on April 19, 1947 in Norwalk, CTTwo daughters, Bernadette Brigante Pini (1948-) and Judith Brigante Keliar (1944-).Married to Helen Robinson on September 16, 1972 in Norwalk, CTLocal address 29 Coldspring Street, NorwalkEnlisted on January 2, 1943SerialContinue reading “PRIVATE FELIX BRIGANTE; U.S. ARMY”

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”

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”