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: 907199Unit: 6th Marine Division, 4th Marines, Company C Born to Pasquale (1893-1974) and Marie E. Vicidomini Zeoli (1896-1956). One brother, Alfred J. (1918-2006). One sister, Marguerite Zeoli Gajdosik (1921-2020). Awarded the PurpleContinue 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: 31104593Unit: 451st Bomber Group, 726th Bomber Squadron (Fairmont AAB, Nebraska) Born to Charles R. Sr. (1892-1927) and Hazel R. La Croix Wood (1894-1985). One brother, Charles R. Jr. (1917-1999). Two sisters, ElsieContinue 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: 31277720Unit: Infantry Replacement Center, 4th Regiment, 14th Battalion, Company A Born to Edward M. Sr. (1878-1951) and Mary E. Dunne Wilson (1882-1956). Three sisters, Martha E. Wilson Zahn (1902-1996), RuthContinue 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: 11100763Unit: 82nd Airborne Division, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion Born to Theodore (1903-1930) and Irene Horvath Wilson (1902-1986). Earl was their only child. Irene later married Louis Muoio (1989-1969). Awarded theContinue 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 NorwalkChildren: Mary E. Williams Nussbickel (1940-), Richard T. (1942-2021), Kathleen Williams Maloney (1943-2010), and Jeanne (1945-).Last local address: Beverly Place, NorwalkService number 987575Unit: 1st Marine Division, 5th Marines Born to BenjaminContinue reading “PRIVATE BENJAMIN THOMAS WILLIAMS; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

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

March 15, 1924 (Norwalk, CT) – February 2, 1945; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 2 Woodbury Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted June 24, 1942Service number: 11072351Unit: 124th Cavalry Regiment, Mass Task Force, F Troop Born to Arthur E. (1896-1951) and Anna E. Reardon Wilbur [born in Canada] (1896-?). Two sisters, Barbara Wilbur Tanner (1928-1992) and Dawn J. WilburContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS PAUL WILMOT WILBUR; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM ARTHUR WHITE JR.; U.S. ARMY

January 24, 1914 (Norwalk, CT) – August 25, 1944; 30 years oldMarried Marie Wachter on October 14, 1935, in Pound Ridge, NYNo childrenLast local address: 81 Seaview Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted November 1, 1943Service number: 31407309Unit: 29th Infantry Division, 116th Infantry Regiment Born to Milton B. (1888-1953) and Emily E. Moffett White Varady (1888-2009). One brother,Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM ARTHUR WHITE JR.; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT SIDNEY WEITZ; U.S. ARMY

October 29, 1921 (New York, NY) – November 18, 1944; 22 years oldMarried to Shirley Goldstein of the Bronx, NY on December 28, 1941No childrenLast local address: 6 Arch Street, NorwalkEnlisted November 4, 1942Service number: 31247951Unit: 10th Infantry Division, 3rd Armored Tank Battalion Born to Hirsch H. (1883-1951) and Sarah F. Letzter Weitz (1883-1964). Brothers,Continue reading “SERGEANT SIDNEY WEITZ; U.S. ARMY”

SECOND LIEUTENANT DONALD BRYANT WASON; U.S. ARMY

June 2, 1919 (Greenwich, CT) – June 9, 1944; 25 years oldMarried to Eleanor Brown Wason (1920-2013) on February 4, 1943 in Greenwich, CT No childrenLast local address: Wife, Eleanor Wason, lived at 53 Wall Street, NorwalkEnlisted on February 9, 1942Service number: O-1309997Unit: 82nd Airborne Division, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Company G BornContinue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT DONALD BRYANT WASON; U.S. ARMY”