Books and e-books have arrived!

On January 26, 2023, the heroes from this website from WWI, Women of WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the CT heroes from the Pearl Harbor attack are available in paperback and Kindle formats. Self-published through the Amazon platform, making the information available on another medium, will meet the demand of people who want the printContinue reading “Books and e-books have arrived!”


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”


With thanks to George Howard ( who pointed me in the right direction through Sons of the American Revolution records. January 16, 1749 (Norwalk, CT) – May 31, 1828 (Norwalk, CT); 79 years oldMarried to Sarah Benedict Bouton (1752-1844). Sons Isaac (1769-1770), Isaac II (1771-1854), Benjamin R. (1772-1828), William (1774-1845), Seth (1785-1818), Joseph (1887-1874), JohnContinue reading “SERGEANT WILLIAM C. BOUTON”


July 4, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – June 21, 2006 (Norwalk, CT); 87 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 122 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on September 8, 1941Service number 31052104Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment, Company K Born to Frank (1892-1967) and Maria Golia Acunzo (1891-1986), both born in Italy. Six sisters, Carmella (1914-1986), Josephine Acunzo TondinoContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY”

USS Arizona and WWII

Yesterday I updated the pages for the 10 Connecticut residents who died on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Each of them has a place on the USS Arizona Memorial, and “The Punchbowl”, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. I had the images but didn’t see the needContinue reading “USS Arizona and WWII”

NARA burial files

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is the keeper of burial files for all World War I deaths. I requested the file for each of the WWI heroes at a cost to me, but in keeping with the theme of the web page, I felt their stories were incomplete without this file. To date,Continue reading “NARA burial files”


September 12, 1955 (?) – March 20, 1982 (Danbury, CT); 26 years oldMarried to Gloria Carias (?-?).One daughter, Marisol (1981-?).Local address: 11 Bedford AvenueEnlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps: June 28, 1973Discharged: July 1, 1977 From the Hartford Courant March 20, 1982 Norwalk police officer Marco Carias, 26, was pronounced dead at about 6:30 p.m.Continue reading “OFFICER MARCO T. CARIAS”


October 12, 1925 (New York) – July 9, 1971 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Mrs. Violet Pinto Fera (1925-).Three sons, Nicholas (1951-), Gary (1953-), and Randy (1954-).Local address: 6 Creeping Hemlock DriveEnlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 14, 1943.Service number 42055460. From The Bridgeport Post July 10, 1971 NORWALK COP KILLER SUSPECT HELD2nd Suspect, SergeantContinue reading “SERGEANT NICHOLAS FERA”


June 25, 1925 (Buffalo, NY) – June 20, 1962 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Margaret “Peggy” Julia Cordo Gorton (1922-2004)Two daughters, Sherrill Barbara Gorton (1948-2003), and Jacqueline Gorton Carr Sanford (1953-).Two sons, Richard Gorton (1946-); and Ralph Gorton (1955-).Local address: 200 Suncrest Road, Norwalk From The Bridgeport Post June 21, 1962 Truck Kills Policeman at Project inContinue reading “OFFICER SHERRALD HARRY GORTON”


May ?, 1864 (Bridgeport, CT) – October 14, 1930; 64 years oldMarried to Elizabeth Elliot Stratton (1865-1942) in 1885Four daughters, Mabel Stratton Carnegie (1888-1966), Inez Stratton Newbauer (1895-1988), Hazel Stratton Tomasetta (1899-1967), and Lavinia Stratton Starr Clark (1905-?).Two sons, Raymond (1886-1964) and Everett (1896-1972).Local address: 49 Gregory Boulevard From The Norwalk Hour, October 14, 1930Continue reading “SERGEANT FRANK SHERWOOD STRATTON”