July 4, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – June 21, 2006 (Norwalk, CT); 87 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 122 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on September 8, 1941Service number 310521044TH INFANTRY DIVISION Wounded in action by artillery fragments in the thumb and thigh in June and November 1944. Landed at Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.Continue reading “LOUIS FRANK ACUNZO; U.S. ARMY”

USS Arizona and WWI

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 WWI”

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 MarisolLocal address: 11 Bedford Avenue From the Hartford Courant March 20, 1982 Norwalk police officer Marco Carias, 26, was pronounced dead at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Danbury Hospital as a result of injuries he sustained whenContinue reading “OFFICER MARCO CARIAS”


October 12, 1925 (New York) – July 9, 1971 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Mrs. Violet Pinto Fera; three sons, Nicholas, 20; Gary, 18; and Randy, 17Local address: 6 Creeping Hemlock DriveEnlisted in the Army Air Corps 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)Children: Sherrill Barbara Gorton (1948-2003); Jacqueline Gorton (1953- ); Richard Gorton (1946- ); and Ralph Gorton (unknown YOB)Local address: 200 Suncrest Road, Norwalk From The Bridgeport Post June 21, 1962 Truck Kills Policeman at Project in Norwalk NORWALK,Continue reading “OFFICER SHERRALD HARRY GORTON”


May ?, 1965 (Bridgeport, CT) – October 14, 1930; 64 years old; married to Elizabeth Elliot Stratton (1865-1942) in 1885; 6 children, 4 daughters Mabel, Inez, Hazel and Lavinia and 2 sons Raymond and EverettLocal address: 49 Gregory Boulevard From The Norwalk Hour, October 14, 1930 SERGEANT FRANK STRATTON IS KILLED; DRIVER ARRESTED FLEEING FROMContinue reading “SERGEANT FRANK SHERWOOD STRATTON”


May 9, 1901 (Norwalk, CT) – February 2, 1961 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Elizabeth Lassu Nash (1902-1975) on June 9, 1922 in NorwalkOne son Donald (1923-1987)Last local address: 3 Strawberry Hill Avenue From Norwalk Hour, February 10, 1961 VETERAN CITY FIREMAN SUCCUMBS FIGHTING BLAZE ON EAST AVENUEGeorge D. Nash, 59, Had Planned To Retire In MayContinue reading “FIREMAN GEORGE DAVID NASH”


December 6, 1929 (White Plains, NY) – May 20, 2014Last local address: 24 Belden AvenueService Number: RA1325312244TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 130TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, B COMPANY Wounded by gun shot wound to the right thigh on March 10, 1951 at Sing Dong Ni, South Korea.


June 1, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – December 15, 1979Married to Marie Erickson (1921-2004) in Norwalk on January 26, 1946Local address when entering service: 22 Lawrence StreetEnlisted on June 17, 1940Service number: 615071032ND FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, BATTERY A Also awarded the Legion of Merit Medal. The Legion of Merit Medal is granted to individuals who demonstrateContinue reading “CORPORAL ROBERT MELVILLE YOUNG; U.S. ARMY”