PRIVATE ANTHONY GAETANO STRIGHLIONS, U.S. ARMY

September 20, 1906 (Naples, Italy) – March 21, 1950 (Norwalk, CT); 43 years oldMarried to Mary E. LaMorte Strighlions (1912-1949) on February 4, 1929, in Norwalk, Connecticut. Mary was born in Vancouver, Canada.Local address: 47 Tierney Street, NorwalkEnlisted on January 3, 1944Service number 31409237Unit: 210th ITB, Company F. Born to Theresa Bucillo Menna (1882-1950). FatherContinue reading “PRIVATE ANTHONY GAETANO STRIGHLIONS, U.S. ARMY”

CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER TWO (CW2) JOHN CHARLES DOPONA; U.S. ARMY

January 31, 1915 (Norwalk, CT) – February 22, 1978 (Sierra Vista, AZ); 63 years oldLocal address: 119 East Avenue, NorwalkMarried Lillian Arbour Dupona [born in Canada] (1917-2008) on September 10, 1938, in Elkton, Maryland. One daughter, Shirley Ann Dupona (1941-).NOTE: Lillian & Shirley spelled their last name Dupona.Enlisted on February 2, 1944. Discharged on January 16,Continue reading “CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER TWO (CW2) JOHN CHARLES DOPONA; U.S. ARMY”

MASTER SERGEANT ADOLPH CARL WESTERLING; U.S. ARMY

November 22, 1922 (New Canaan, CT) – February 8, 1993 (New Brockton, AL); 70 years oldMarried to Dora J. Niedbalski (1924-1993)Sons, Roger (1947-), Brian (?-).Local address: 216 East Avenue and 24 Harbor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted July 8, 1942  — Discharged?Enlisted February 28, 1958  — Discharged July 25, 1960Enlisted November 1, 1962  — Discharged November 30, 1964ServiceContinue reading “MASTER SERGEANT ADOLPH CARL WESTERLING; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL STEPHEN MARUCA KARDOS; U.S. ARMY

January 23, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – February 14, 1990 (West Haven, CT); 68 years old UnmarriedLocal address: 4 Talmadge Place, NorwalkEnlisted August 5, 1942; discharged October 30, 1945Enlisted July 23, 1946; discharged July 30, 1953Serial number: 31167283Infantry Born to Stephen Sr. (1868-1953) and Susan Banyai Kardos (1878-1935). Both parents and sisters Mary and Elizabeth wereContinue reading “CORPORAL STEPHEN MARUCA KARDOS; U.S. ARMY”

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 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, 1943Serial numberContinue 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, 1917 (New Rochelle, NY) – October 27, 1942; 26 years oldMarried to Ruth Pfeil (1915-2013). Ruth remarried and lived to be 98 years old.Last local address: Father Charles lived on Connecticut AvenueEnlisted September 14, 1936Service number: 2233366USS Porter (DD-356) Born to Charles McCarthy (1893-1972). His mother is unknown. The 1930 census listed 12-year-oldContinue reading “WATERTENDER FIRST CLASS CHARLES PHILIP MCCARTHY; U.S. NAVY”