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CONNECTICUT M E N of the United States Army

Demobilization, Fort Devens, Massachusetts

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STATE OF

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HARTFORD

To C o n n e c t i c u t Veterans o f World War I I : C o n n e c t i c u t men have m i l i t a r y h i s t o r y of t h i s Indeed, i n days o f peace written b r i l l i a n t pages i n the

n a t i o n s i n c e the days o f Bunker H i l l . C o n n e c t i c u t men prepared f o r war so

w e l l t h a t they always have been among the f i r s t In this,

to f i g h t . you,

the g r e a t e s t o f a l l wars j u s t ended,

as a son o f C o n n e c t i c u t , have courageously and f a i t h f u l l y maintained that t r a d i t i o n . heights. victories In fact, you have r a i s e d i t to new

You have added immortal names t o the h i s t o r i c l i s t o f New G e o r g i a , T u n i s i a , C a s s i n o , A n z i o , Hurtgen F o r e s t , Leyte, Luzon, Ruhr Normandy, Pocket,

Ardennes Bulge,

Apennines, Okinawa, and more. Chance and t a l e n t s assigned many of you to t a s k s along the supply r o u t e s , i n h o s p i t a l s and a t bases, or to t o i l and

sweat i n such p l a c e s as the L i d o Road and along the P e r s i a n Gulf. All t h i s made v i c t o r y p o s s i b l e . C o n n e c t i c u t men, too, played

a g l o r i o u s r o l e i n t h a t p a r t o f the v i c t o r y which i s c r e d i t e d i n the l e d g e r s o f h i s t o r y f o r the A i r F o r c e . Your f e l l o w c i t i z e n s i n C o n n e c t i c u t o f your s e r v i c e . a r e h i g h l y proud

And they are v e r y , v e r y g r a t e f u l . Yours v e r y s i n c e r e l y ,

Governor

HERE ARE THEIR STORIES


W a r correspondents of W o r l d W a r I I frequently embellished and often overwrote the action stories of modest soldiers. The aggregate result pleased editors, made headlines, and, on occasion, embarrassed the soldiers. I n retaliation, the correspondents and their victims were labelled, i n characteristic G . I . language, "Joe B l o w " . A c t u a l l y , the "Joe B l o w s " were few and far between i n this A r m y . T h e purpose of these stories is to record without embellishment, the mood, the impressions, the exciting events, of the worst and best of the great days, before time blurs memories w i t h resulting confusion as to events, dates and places. These are soldiers' stories, here recorded as near v e r b a t i m as possible i n soldiers' words. The Editor.

Campbell, Clarence, J r . , T / 5 , B t r y . A . , 459th A . A . A . B n . , 29th D i v . , R F D 2, Rockville. " P u r p l e H e a r t H i l l near the R u h r i n d u s t r i a l area was just t h a t for me. W e were setting u p our guns i n a field to give protection to the 29th D i v i s i o n w h e n the G e r m a n s opened fire on us. I h i t the d i r t face d o w n , a n d a shell came s k i m m i n g along a n d took off the seat of m y pants. Y o u can imagine where I got h i t . I t ' s a l u c k y t h i n g t h a t we d o n ' t have to wear the decoration on the place we got h i t . I was i n G e r m a n y for 11 months, going a l l the w a y f r o m A a c h e n to M a g d e b u r g . " Cofrancesco, V i n c e n t C . , P f c , 102d Inf., 43d D i v . , W a t e r b u r y . " I n J a n u a r y of 1942, I sailed for the Pacific w i t h the N e w E n g l a n d d i v i s i o n . W e were i n a c o n v o y a n d got a real scare i n the C a r i b b e a n w h e n we were a t t a c k e d b y a sub. S w e a t i n g t h a t out was the hardest t h i n g t h a t I ever d i d . I n the Pacific, we b u i l t a n a v a l refueling base at the Society Islands. I came home on r o t a t i o n i n J u l y of 1944, a n d was I glad to see W a t e r b u r y ! A f t e r m y f u r l o u g h , I batted a r o u n d the States for a while, a n d t h e n left for the E T O to j o i n the 106th D i v i s i o n . I was near M a i n z , G e r m a n y , on V - E D a y . T h e E T O was a far better deal t h a n the P a c i f i c . " Donahue, F r a n c i s D . , M / S g t . , 1177th E n g r . C m b t . G r p . , (Sep.), M y s t i c . " I figure i n an o d d coincidence. I was discharged f r o m the A r m y i n W o r l d W a r I just 26 years ago to the d a y f r o m m y 3

discharge after this one. I t was October 23, 1919, t h a t I left the service, a n d i t ' s the same m o n t h a n d d a y t h i s year. W e h a d a m u c h different A r m y i n this w a r ; the m e n seemed about the same, b u t the officer m a t e r i a l wasn't anywhere near as good this t i m e as i t was t h e n . B e t w e e n wars I was active i n the A m e r i c a n L e g i o n at G r o t o n P o i n t . I c o u l d n ' t resist j o i n i n g u p again a n d t h e y sent me out to the P a c i f i c , t h o u g h I ' d been i n the 3 d C a v a l r y i n the last war. I was w i t h a water s u p p l y u n i t a n d we h a d a terrific p r o b l e m at M a n i l a . I t ' l l take years to b u i l d t h a t c i t y u p a g a i n . " Donnelly, George J . , S / S g t . , 4 9 1 s t Q . M . C o . (Sep.), D a n b u r y . " I t can't get too cold for me i n the N e w E n g l a n d states, after 40 m o n t h s of heat i n the Pacific. I m o v e d a l l the w a y u p f r o m N e w Z e a l a n d to the P h i l i p p i n e s i n t h a t t i m e , a n d I h a d enough of the Pacific to last me a lifetime. I ' m a f r a i d to t r y to t h i n k how m a n y supplies I h a n d l e d while overseas." Emery, L a w r e n c e V . , T / 5 , 196th S i g . Photo Co., A r m y Pictorial Service, West H a v e n . " I saw lots of sights as a combat photographer for the A r m y , w o r k i n g i n A f r i c a a n d I t a l y . I t h i n k I h a d some good shots, b u t it's really too h a r d to tell w h i c h was the best one, t h o u g h I d i d like one I took i n I t a l y on a b u l l e t - m a r k e d execution w a l l w i t h some s y m b o l i c shadows on i t . T h a t A n z i o beachhead was the spot for excitem e n t ; I felt like a d u c k i n a shooting gallery."

Faust, D a n i e l C , S / S g t . , 75th J o i n t Assault Sig. Co., Stratford. " T h e n a t i v e t o m b s o n O k i n a w a were something to see. T h e y were v e r y elaborate affairs, often b u i l t i n t o the side of a h i l l , w i t h o n l y a s m a l l opening. I t w a s n ' t so good w h e n the J a p s started using t h e m i n defending the i s l a n d because i t was m i g h t y h a r d to k n o c k t h e m out of there. It was a dangerous, d i r t y job to blast t h e m out or seal t h e m i n a n d i t cost us a lot of casualties." Gladstone, L e w i s , 1st/Sgt., 303d M e d . B n . , 78th Inf. D i v . , H a m d e n . " T h e T e x a n s remember the A l a m o , b u t I w i l l always remember R e m a g e n . T h a t was about the hottest spot t h a t I was ever i n . W e crossed the r i v e r there under fire and, for a whole week on the other side, we were compressed i n t o a s m a l l area i n t o w h i c h the G e r m a n s poured a l l t h e y h a d . N o t o n l y d i d we get i t f r o m the a r t i l l e r y b u t also f r o m the a i r . T h e y were t r y i n g to k n o c k b o t h us a n d the bridge out. T h e y d i d finally get the bridge, b u t not u n t i l after the pontoons were b u i l t . A f t e r our m e n cleared t h e m out, we went across the Sieg R i v e r a n d u p to the R u h r pocket. I was i n the c o m b a t medics, a n d , for m y m o n e y , i t was a great o u t f i t . " Greene, F r a n c i s G . , C p l . , D i v . A r t y . , 83d D i v . , S a l i s b u r y . " L a y i n g wire to battalions a n d attached units was no easy job, especially i n f o r w a r d areas. T h e cold weather of the w i n t e r c a m paigns d i d n ' t help us either. T h e G e r m a n s were a l w a y s t r y i n g to k n o c k out our c o m m u n i c a t i o n s a n d we h a d to work under h e a v y fire m a n y a t i m e . A s a wire corporal I l a i d wire a l l across E u r o p e , f r o m N o r m a n d y r i g h t into the heart of C e n t r a l Europe." Guisto, A n t h o n y , S / S g t . , 1303d E n g r . (Sep.), W a t e r b u r y . " M y outfit was one of those redeployed
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to the Pacific r i g h t after the G e r m a n surrender. I ' d h a d five campaigns i n E u r o p e d u r i n g 15 months, a n d was ready for more on the other side of the w o r l d . W e went t h r o u g h the P a n a m a C a n a l a n d across the Pacific to the P h i l i p p i n e s . I t was great news for us when the J a p surrender was announced a n d we k n e w w e ' d be s t a r t i n g soon for the S t a t e s . " Horowitz, S a m u e l , T / 4 , 95th E v a c . H o s p . , (Sep.), W e s t H a v e n . " W i t h the 5 t h A r m y i n I t a l y a n d the 7th A r m y i n F r a n c e a n d G e r m a n y , the closest call I ever h a d came on F e b . 7, 1944, at A n z i o when our hospital was b o m b e d a n d I was h i t b y a frag. W e made D - D a y at I t a l y , Salerno, A n z i o a n d Southern F r a n c e . T h e toughest i n i t i a l l a n d i n g was at Salerno, b u t the hardest campaign was at A n z i o . T h e most v i v i d experience t h a t I h a d a n d one t h a t I w o u l d like to forget, b u t c a n ' t i s h e l p i n g a doctor m a k e a n autopsy at a morgue. H e l a i d open the s k u l l of a m a n a n d rem o v e d the b r a i n piece b y piece. I t was p r e t t y a w f u l to have to s t a y there a n d w a t c h t h a t . I k n o w t h a t even the doctor hated i t . I hope to forget it s o o n . " Hunt, R i c h a r d S., P f c , 384th P o r t B n . (Sep.), R o c k y H i l l . "My most exciting m o m e n t was at G e l a , S i c i l y , when I was i n the h o l d of a ship we were unloading. N a z i planes came over a n d one of t h e m made a direct hit on the ship. L u c k i l y for me we were at the aft end of the ship a n d the b o m b h i t forward or I w o u l d n ' t be here to tell about i t . A n o t h e r time the G e r m a n s opened up on us w i t h 88s f r o m the shore a n d gave us a b a d time for a w h i l e . " Izzo, Charles A . , P f c , M e d . B n . , E v a c . H o s p . , 1st A r m y , B r i d g e p o r t . " I got a shamrock from m y Irish friends i n B r i d g e p o r t the d a y I got i n ducted. T h a t was on S t . P a t r i c k ' s D a y ,

1941. I was i n the E T O for 20 m o n t h s , going f r o m N o r m a n d y r i g h t t h r o u g h . I w i l l never forget A v a r a n c h e s . W h e n we got to the t o w n , there were o n l y three buildings s t a n d i n g . I saw the C a n a d i a n paratroopers l a n d near this sector. T h e y were t r a p p e d 5 days later. B y V - E D a y , I was i n G e n a , G e r m a n y . A f t e r four a n d a half years i n the A r m y , I a m going to take i t real easy for a while. I figure o n t a k i n g a v a c a t i o n u n t i l the first of the year. H o w about the b o n u s ? " Kania, A n t h o n y J . , T / 4 , 336th E n g r . , (Sep.), M o o s u p . " T h a t O m a h a B e a c h i n N o r m a n d y on D - D a y was some place. T h e r e was so m u c h stuff flying a r o u n d i n the air t h a t I t h i n k i t ' s almost a miracle t h a t I got t h r o u g h t h a t d a y a l l r i g h t , not to m e n t i o n the things t h a t came after. A t O m a h a i t was really rugged, as t o u g h as a n y t h i n g I r a n into d u r i n g four campaigns through Europe." Kantrowitz, Abraham, P f c , Med. D e t . , 152d Inf., 38th D i v . , B r i d g e p o r t . " W e gave the w o u n d e d care a n d t r e a t ment r i g h t out i n the front lines, even sometimes g i v i n g t h e m p l a s m a while under fire. I helped save lives a n d t h a t was our job. I was l u c k y enough not to get even a scratch. I n the P h i l i p p i n e s I got a S i l v e r S t a r a n d a B r o n z e S t a r for helping wounded m e n under fire a n d getting t h e m back to safer areas." Kennedy, P a u l B . , T / 3 , 471st M e d . D e t . , (Sep.), N e w H a v e n . " M a n i l a went w i l d when the J a p s decided to surrender. I was at C l a r k F i e l d , w a i t i n g to come home, a n d I saw the whole show. Shells, flares, rockets a n d e v e r y t h i n g else filled the s k y a n d i t went on for hours. T h e F i l i p i n o s a n d A m e r i c a n servicemen joined i n a great c e l e b r a t i o n one t h a t was out of this w o r l d . I t was like a h u n d r e d F o u r t h of J u l y s rolled into one."
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Lewoc, F a b i a n P . , B / S g t . , 75th J o i n t A s s a u l t S i g . C o . (Sep.), M e r i d e n . " I went t h r o u g h the Pacific f r o m the A l e u t i a n s to O k i n a w a . T h e A l e u t i a n s are so hopeless t h a t even trees refuse to grow there a n d i t was good to get a w a y . D u r i n g the L e y t e c a m p a i g n I got a leg w o u n d f r o m a J a p b o m b , b u t I was r e a d y to go i n t o O k i n a w a w i t h m y Jasco outfit. W e w o r k e d w i t h the 7 t h D i v i s i o n , a n d for m y m o n e y O k i n a w a was the worst of t h e m a l l . T h e J a p s h a d wonderful defense positions a n d t h e y just h a d to be d u g a n d b l o w n out. I t was slow a n d bloody w o r k . " Lombardo, V i n c e n t S., P f c , 196th F . A . Grp., X I I I Corps, Waterbury. " G e t t i n g m a r r i e d to a swell E n g l i s h girl is the best t h i n g t h a t I remember about the E T O . N o w if the government w i l l o n l y b r i n g her over here i n a h u r r y , e v e r y t h i n g w i l l be s t r i c t l y on the beam. G e t t i n g strafed at the B e l g i a n B u l g e b y about 25 P-47s was about the closest call t h a t I h a d . I guess i t was a l l a mistake as the G e r mans were v e r y close to us, a n d I suppose t h a t the pilots c o u l d n ' t tell one side f r o m the other. W e were really forced back t h a t day. I ' m w a i t i n g for two t h i n g s m y discharge papers a n d m y w i f e . " Newell, R i c h a r d C , S / S g t . , H q . B t r y . , 15th Inf. R e g t . , 3d D i v . , W e s t H a r t f o r d . " T h e road f r o m C a s a b l a n c a to Ber chtesgaden was the one t h a t was t r a v e l e d b y the T h i r d . I n this m o n t h ' s issue of R e d B o o k , there is a full h i s t o r y of the " F i g h t i n g T h i r d " . I was a f o r w a r d observer, a n d , like a l l of the others, I just d i d m y job. R e a d t h a t story a n d y o u w i l l get a full idea of w h a t we d i d . I a m going to go to school under the G . I . B i l l . " Pesillo, E r n e s t J . , T / 5 , 15th F . Obs. B n . , I I Corps, Waterbury. " I ' l l always remember the d a y on the A n z i o beachhead when the G e r m a n s counterattacked a n d almost pushed us i n t o

the sea. 1 d u g i n a n d got ready to fight as an i n f a n t r y m a n . I t was the Flying Fortresses t h a t saved us b y b r e a k i n g u p the G e r m a n d r i v e . E v e r y t i m e I looked u p there were waves of t h e m a n d i t was the best sight I ever witnessed d u r i n g a l l the t i m e I was overseas. F r o m N a p l e s u p u n t i l we passed R o m e , i t seemed the G e r m a n s were always l o o k i n g d o w n our throats, a n d the w a y t h e y h a n d l e d those 88s i t w a s n ' t even f u n n y . Once we pushed past R o m e , t h o u g h , things changed for a while for the G e r m a n s d i d not even have t i m e enough to set u p a position on a hill." Ranciato, L o u i s R . , S / S g t . , 92d M e d . G. T. Bn., New Haven. " T h e most v i v i d picture I have is of A m e r i c a n doctors going about their business of t e n d i n g the w o u n d e d while their makeshift h o s p i t a l was being shelled. T h i s happened at Bastogne where we used a roofless b a r n for the h o s p i t a l . I t was really something to see as the m e d i c s a l l of t h e m p e r f o r m e d their required jobs even w i t h shells falling i n t o the b a r n . I ' l l never forget i t . T h e D a c h a u a t r o c i t y camp was liberated on A p r i l 29, a n d I was there on M a y 2. W e were sent there to clean out the t y p h u s a n d tubercular cases. W e gave 50,000 t y p h u s shots there. I t was t o u g h g i v i n g those people shots as most of t h e m were only s k i n a n d bones. W e inspected the whole place, seeing the c r e m a t o r i u m , the gas chambers a n d the special operating r o o m where the G e r m a n doctors experimented. T h e liberated prisoners i n c l u d e d people of a l l nationalities a n d a l l professions. I have some pictures t h a t show the c r e m a t o r i u m a n d gas chamber w o r k i n g . I ' m glad t h a t I wasn't a prisoner t h e r e . " Rapacky, J o h n D . , P v t . , 532d E . B . a n d Shore Regt., 2d A m p h i . B r i g a d e , P l a i n v i l l e . " I made five D - D a y landings on islands
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i n the Pacific a n d t h a t was about enough. One of the most dangerous moments was at M i n d o r o w h e n a J a p ship came i n close enough to shell us on the shore. T h a t was even worse t h a n N e w G u i n e a , or so it seemed. W h e n the J a p s surrendered, I was due to start home a n y w a y a n d was at L e y t e w a i t i n g for t r a n s p o r t a t i o n b a c k to the S t a t e s . " Rice, F r a n k J . , Sgt., D i v . H q . C o . , 78th D i v . , West H a v e n . " O n e question t h a t has bothered me for a l o n g t i m e is, ' W h y can't the G e r m a n people be as nice as t h e i r countryside?' T h e r e is a nice c o u n t r y . I believe t h a t the most v i v i d m e m o r y I have is of the R e m a g e n bridgehead. W e got across the bridge under h e a v y fire, l a n d e d o n the other side, a n d made a head about three miles deep. T h e n the G e r m a n s countera t t a c k e d while t h e y t h r e w a l l k i n d s of planes, i n c l u d i n g jet jobs, against the bridge i n a n effort to destroy i t a n d cut us off. W e were right close to the bridge a n d bombs dropped a l l a r o u n d us. I t was a t r y i n g t i m e . W h e n we finally drove the G e r m a n s back, we continued u p to the Sieg R i v e r a n d sealed a b i g a r m y off there. T h a t was the roughest c a m p a i g n i n w h i c h we took p a r t . " Riga, A d o l p h A . , T / 5 , 79th F . A . G r p . (Sep.), B r i d g e p o r t . " I ' v e been bombed b o t h b y the A m e r i cans a n d b y the G e r m a n s . B e i n g b o m b e d b y our o w n was a m i s t a k e as the G e r m a n s were so close t h a t i t w o u l d be impossible f r o m the air to tell one from the other. B u t the G e r m a n s b o m b e d us on purpose. W e were i n a house at S t o l l b u r g w h e n a G e r m a n plane dropped one right i n on us. I came out of there on the fly a n d dove head first i n t o a d i t c h . I ' m going to be home t o n i g h t a n d dive right i n t o my c i v i l i a n clothes."

Robbins, Joseph W . , P f c . , B t r y . B . , 575th F . A . , O l d L y m e . " C h o w t i m e seemed to be m y time for close shaves. I h a d the first i n Florence, I t a l y , when the G e r m a n s l a i d a barrage on the mess line. W e h a d to hole up i n a h u r r y t h a t t i m e . I t was almost f u n n y to see everybody r u n for cover a n d mess gear a n d food flying i n a l l directions. T h a t is, if a close miss c o u l d be called f u n n y . T h e next one I h a d was i n F r a n c e when a t r u c k i n w h i c h we were r i d i n g to chow got strafed b y a G e r m a n plane. W e had to pile out a n d get to cover i n a h u r r y . T h e A r m y is o k a y i n war time. I t ' s something t h a t has to be d o n e . " Sawicki, R i c h a r d S., T / S g t . , 67th M a l a r i a C o n t r o l D e t a i l , (Sep.), M e r i d e n . " M a l a r i a conditions on L e y t e were p r e t t y b a d when we l a n d e d there, but we began improvements once we got established. W e h a d the job of enforcing m a l a r i a control regulations a n d doing e v e r y t h i n g possible to eliminate i t . Those atabrine pills helped m a n y a n A m e r i c a n serviceman from f a l l i n g v i c t i m to m a l a r i a . " Skoglund, H e r b e r t , P f c , 46th F . A . G r p . (Sep.), N e w i n g t o n . "Africa, Italy, Corsica, E n g l a n d , France, G e r m a n y a n d A u s t r i a were the places I

was stationed one time or another d a r i n g 34 months overseas. I was a telephone l i n e m a n l a y i n g c o m m u n i c a t i o n wires r i g h t back of the i n f a n t r y . T h e battle a r o u n d Haguenau i n Alsace L o r r a i n e was fighting. the It toughest due, I guess, to the weather c o n ditions as well as the a c t u a l t h a t I a m going to j o i n the M a r i n e . I l i k e to t r a v e l . ' " Smith, E a r l C , P f c , 978th F . A . , X I X work at night is Corps, Southbury. "Reconnaissance always t i c k l i s h business. Y o u never k n o w what y o u are going to r u n i n t o , or w h a t is going to r u n i n t o y o u . T h e r e were twelve of us out one night w h e n a l l of a sudden a T h u n d e r b o l t swooped d o w n a n d let his bombs go. W e h i t for G e r m a n foxholes i n a h u r r y . W e d i d n ' t k n o w w h a t to m a k e of i t , getting b o m b e d b y our plane. It was a f u n n y feeling. Soon, the plane was back. I got w a y d o w n i n m y foxhole, as I must have recognized us for figured he was going to strafe. B u t I guess he Americans just as he let the bombs go, for, this t i m e , he just flapped his wings a n d roared off. I t was a great relief after a tough scare." was b i t t e r l y cold, a n d wet. N o w I t h i n k Merchant

Spotten, R o b e r t J . , P f c , C o . D . , 3d M e d . B n . , 3d D i v . , D a y v i l l e . " F o u r m o n t h s of A n z i o gave me a l l of w a r t h a t I w i l l ever w a n t . A l l of t h a t t i m e , the firing a n d bombings went on n i g h t a n d day. I t seemed t h a t we never got a n y rest nor a n y relief f r o m the sound of war. A n d when I t h i n k back now how we seemed to have things under control after the beachhead, i t makes me wonder. I served as a l i t t e r bearer i n combat zones for two a n d a half years. I n t h a t l e n g t h of t i m e , we made six D - D a y s . W e t r a v e l e d the h a r d w a y a l l of the w a y f r o m S i c i l y to Berchtesgaden. I've h a d e n o u g h . " Stevens, H a r o l d B . , P f c , 551st F . A . B n . , (Sep.), E a s t H a r t f o r d . " T h e first d a y was rough a n d the last d a y was rough. T h e first d a y we were i n combat i n N o r m a n d y , enemy shells fell all a r o u n d us. I was on a 240 m m crew. T h a t ' s the biggest gun there is. T h e n , near S t o l l b u r g , i t wasn't enough for us to be plagued b y a r t i l l e r y fire a n d snipers, b u t G e r m a n paratroopers were dropped near us. T h e r e was never a d u l l m o m e n t . T h e toughest t h i n g t h a t I saw was w h e n one of our guns blew up near the R u h r pocket. T h e last d a y of the war found us getting shelled just as b a d l y as we d i d the first day. T h e r e were no easy d a y s . "

Tallcouch, Steven C , T / 4 , 15th E v a c . H o s p , (semi-mobile), F a i r f i e l d . " T h e first time I ever saw w h a t a c t u a l l y happened at the front was i n N o r t h A f r i c a at famous H i l l 609. I was t o l d a n e v a c u a t i o n h o s p i t a l never got nearer t h a n f o r t y miles to the front lines, b u t there we were o n l y four miles a w a y . G e n e r a l M c N a i r was w o u n d e d here a n d we treated h i m at our h o s p i t a l . T h e n again at A n z i o , where we r e m a i n e d for 120 days, our h o s p i t a l was under shellfire m o r n i n g , noon a n d n i g h t . T h a t was our roughest deal as we were the o n l y h o s p i t a l on the beachhead t h a t was never relieved or replaced. A n y w a y , I a m m i g h t y p r o u d to have belonged to t h a t outfit. W e established a record w h e n we set u p the entire h o s p i t a l i n six hours while operating near P e r e t t a , I t a l y . " Thomas, Andrew F., P f c , Co. K . , 274th Inf. R e g t . , S t a m f o r d . " A f t e r Salerno, a l l of the others l o o k e d easy. I n the combat engineers things were p r e t t y rugged a l l of the w a y t h r o u g h . I n 28 months overseas I served b o t h i n the M T O a n d E T O , a n d made D - D a y at Salerno a n d S o u t h e r n F r a n c e . Outside of R o m e , I t a l y d i d n ' t offer m u c h . I saw the changing of the guard at V a t i c a n C i t y a n d was blessed b y the Pope. V a t i c a n C i t y a n d S t . Peter's are v e r y impressive. A u s t r i a is about the nicest c o u n t r y t h a t I was i n . " Urless, Theodore J . , P f c , 978th F . A . , X I X Corps, Ansonia. " T h e best d a y t h a t I h a d i n the E T O was the d a y I got on the boat to come home. T h r e e h u n d r e d a n d sixteen days i n combat was enough for me. I operated a q u a d r a n t on our gun. V i r e , F r a n c e , is one of the places t h a t I remember too well. I t was here t h a t I believe our crew h a d its closest call, t h o u g h I guess t h a t c o u l d be said for lots more of us. W e were about 500 y a r d s i n back of the i n f a n t r y , setting

u p for position, w h e n the hottest rifle fire t h a t we ever got started. I never saw such a place for snipers. W e h a d a t o u g h t i m e t h a t d a y . T h e air b o m b i n g w h i c h we got at S t . L o , w h i c h lasted for five whole days, was also something to r e m e m b e r . ' Wailonis, Joseph E . , P f c , 684th O r d . A m m o . C o . , (Sep.), N a u g a t u c k . " A f t e r four months o n A n z i o , the rest of the w a r was p r e t t y tame to m y outfit. W e were always r u n n i n g short of the h e a v y stuff because we were under cont i n u a l shellfire f r o m the G e r m a n s . W h e n t h e y made a h i t on the d u m p , a fire w o u l d start t h a t w o u l d u s u a l l y b u r n a l l day. F o r a while we r a n so l o w t h a t the g u n batteries c o u l d shoot o n l y one r o u n d a day. M y worst experience happened about two weeks after we h a d l a n d e d at A n z i o . T h e G e r m a n s made a n a i r - r a i d a n d dropped a n anti-personnel b o m b i n the m i d d l e of a store of powder charges. A fire s t a r t e d a n d while I was h e l p i n g to p u t i t out, a huge pile of 155s a n d 210s went u p w i t h a n explosion. I t sounded l i k e a l l hell h a d b r o k e n loose. I was l u c k y because except for a scare a n d getting k n o c k e d d o w n , I was a l l r i g h t a short while after. H o w e v e r , a lot of the fellows h a d their eardrums busted a n d two others were k i l l e d . I n c i d e n t a l l y , I t r i e d to do t h a t t r i c k of C o m m a n d o K e l l e y ' s of p u l l i n g out the p i n o n a 6 0 m m m o r t a r a n d using i t as a h a n d grenade, b u t i t doesn't w o r k . " Williams, D a v i d L . , P f c , 58th M a l a r i a C o n t r o l D e t a i l (Sep.), N e w H a v e n . " D u r i n g the 20 m o n t h s t h a t I h a d to observe things i n the Pacific, I was able to see great progress i n m a l a r i a control. I t ' s a fight t h a t has to be k e p t u p c o n s t a n t l y , b u t the t o l l of the disease was being d r i v e n d o w n steadily a l l the t i m e . A m e r i c a n medicine a n d science can do a lot to i m p r o v e h e a l t h a n d l i v i n g conditions out t h e r e . "

Zboray, George W . , T / 5 , 649th E n g r . Topo. B n . , Survey Platoon, Stratford. " I ' m going to enjoy the nice peaceful life of r u n n i n g a restaurant i n B r i d g e p o r t . I've h a d enough of war. T h e closest call t h a t I ever h a d was w h e n a b u i l d i n g next to the one I was i n was h i t b y a shell a n d k n o c k e d for a loop. I was i n a field observat i o n b a t t a l i o n . W e c o m p u t e d areas i n t o w h i c h the field a r t i l l e r y was to concentrate its fire. I t was v e r y exacting w o r k , b u t i t was not monotonous. T h e enemy saw to t h a t . I was i n A u s t r i a on V - E D a y . I t d i d n ' t end a n y too soon for m e . " Zdeb, M i c h a e l J . , P f c , 3341st G a s . T r u c k C o . , 204th Q . M . B n . , R o c k y H i l l . " I drove a gasoline t r u c k for refueling tanks, t r u c k s , a n d Diesels, over p r a c t i c a l l y every road i n N o r t h A f r i c a a n d I t a l y . I t was a toss-up w h i c h roads were worse though H i g h w a y 65 between Florence a n d B o l o g n a a n d the stretch t h a t r a n f r o m Sousse to C a p e B o n i n N o r t h A f r i c a were about as b a d as a n y I have ever seen. W h a t t h e y call roads over there, we w o u l d call plowed l a n d here. D u r i n g the p u s h from R o m e o n w a r d , I w o r k e d d a y a n d n i g h t h a u l i n g gas f r o m the e n d of the pipeline to the front, b u t i t was w o r t h i t for y o u r e a l l y k n e w the A r m y was going places t h e n . "

Zebrakas, A n t h o n y J . , T / 5 , 978th F . A . B n . , X I X Corps Artillery, Naugatuck. " T h e most spectacular t h i n g t h a t I saw was a n aerial show one n i g h t at D u i s b u r g , G e r m a n y . T h e n i g h t was so clear a n d b r i g h t t h a t i t seemed almost d a y l i g h t . T h e R A F was out i n full force, a n d the K r a u t s were there to meet t h e m . W e could easily see the flashes f r o m the bombers' guns as the G e r m a n fighters dove i n to intercept t h e m . W e were k e p t b u s y firing at the G e r m a n a c k a c k positions, b u t we c o u l d also keep a n eye on the fight above. E i g h t of the bombers were k n o c k e d d o w n a n d one J U - 8 8 . W e saw the G e r m a n s parachute d o w n a n d l a n d not far f r o m our position. T h e y were a l l t a k e n prisoner. I also saw some of the R A F m e n parachute d o w n , b u t I d o n ' t k n o w how t h e y made out. I l i k e d G e r m a n y the best of a l l of the European countries."

includes ships r a n g i n g i n troop c a r r y i n g c a p a c i t y f r o m 550 to 6,000 each. I n a d d i t i o n to the W S A fleet, some 250 combat t y p e vessels, constructed b y the U . S . M a r i t i m e C o m m i s s i o n for the A r m y a n d N a v y , are being used, chiefly i n the Pacific. E v e n L S T s " d o their b i t . " A p p r o x i m a t e l y 15,000 C o n n e c t i c u t m e n according to estimates based on a l l over figures were r e t u r n e d f r o m E u r o p e between V - E D a y a n d V - J D a y . I n c l u d i n g the 523 m e n , whose names are listed i n this booklet, a t o t a l of 7,362 C o n n e c t i c u t m e n have been separated at D e v e n s since September 1, 1945. M o r e t h a n 100,000 C o n n e c t i c u t m e n saw overseas service i n the a r m e d forces, a n d the great b u l k of t h e m , occupation troops a n d regular N a v y personnel excepted, w i l l be o n A m e r i c a n soil b y M a y , 1946, according to official forecasts.

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C o n n e c t i c u t m e n are c o m i n g home b y the thousands f r o m b o t h the E u r o p e a n a n d Pacific Theaters of W a r . T h e y come i n every size a n d t y p e of vessel t h a t floats, ranging f r o m the little W a r S h i p p i n g A d m i n i s t r a t i o n freighters t h a t c a r r y fifteen to t h i r t y m e n , to V i c t o r y ships t h a t provide passage for n e a r l y 2,000, u p to the great liners like the S.S. A m e r i c a , renamed the U . S . S . W e s t P o i n t , a n d to the Queen ships of the C u n n a r d line, w h i c h c a r r y nearly 15,000 m e n on each h o m e w a r d t r i p . T h e b i g boats, n o t a b l y the Queens, arrive i n a blaze of p u b l i c i t y a n d h e a d lines, b u t i t is the W S A fleet t h a t r e a l l y piles u p the t o t a l , a n d accounts for better t h a n 85 per cent of i t . T h a t fleet of 470 vessels, consisting of 20 passenger liners a n d 450 cargo t y p e ships, converted to troop transports at a cost of $250,000,000, have a t o t a l c a r r y i n g c a p a c i t y of a h a l f - m i l l i o n m e n . T h e fleet 12

CONNECTICUT COMMEMORATIVE Vol. V I I


CARLETON B.

VETERANS BOOKLET N o . 14
Editor

Oct. 23, 1945


CLYMA,

T h i s booklet is published b y the State of Connecticut, through the Office of the Governor, as an addition to the souvenirs and memorabilia of the Connecticut men who served with the U n i t e d States A r m y during W o r l d W a r I I . T h e assistance of public relations officers at F o r t Devens Separation Center greatly facilitated the gathering of material for the booklet. T h e personal experience stories were reported b y Joseph O. K e a t i n g , R a y m o n d J . F i t z p a t r i c k and Francis A . Stockwell. T h e cover picture of the Queen E l i z a b e t h is from the Press Association. Copies of this booklet are provided for the men whose names appear on the M u s t e r Out R o l l C a l l herein. None are available for general distribution. A copy is on file for reference purposes at each of the two hundred public libraries i n the State. Reproduction of material from this booklet is permissible only with written a u t h o r i zation.

STATE AIDS AND BENEFITS


T h e laws of the State of Connecticut provide for many forms of aid, benefits and preferences for veterans, and for their next of k i n i n v a r y i n g degrees. T h e following digest is designed to inform of the aids, benefit! and preferences, and to designate the local or state agency charged with providing full information to veterans. There are thirty-four full-time and eight part-time Veterans Centers operating which serve 86 of the 169 cities and towns i n the State. I n some smaller towns the T o w n C l e r k s act as a "Veterans C e n t e r " . Tax Exemptions F i l e discharge with your T o w n C l e r k ; notify local assessors and collector. Local Taxes A n y veteran is exempt from taxes on real or personal property u p to $1,000 i n v a l u a t i o n . Disabled veterans are exempt up to $3,000, according to disability ratings. T h i s exemption is i n part v a l i d for veterans' wives, a n d next of k i n , as specified b y the Statutes. See L o c a l T a x Collector. Local Business Taxes (Personal property) on stock, fixtures and equipment of new businesses established b y veterans, for three years. See L o c a l T a x Collector. Old Age Assistance Taxes Servicemen are exempt, during active service i n armed forces, and veterans m a y secure refund if they p a i d while in active service. See L o c a l T a x Collector. State Unincorporated Business Taxes O n new businesses established b y any veteran, good for three years. See T a x Commissioner, State Office B u i l d i n g , H a r t f o r d . Free Business Licenses M o s t licenses are free; renewals usually unnecessary for v a r y i n g periods. See your T o w n C l e r k . Professional Licenses Qualified veterans can be admitted to the practice of l a w or chiropractic without examination i n most cases. Contact your county B a r Association, or the B o a r d of C h i r o practic Examiners, State Office B u i l d i n g , H a r t f o r d . State E m p l o y m e n t Preference Veteran passing state civil service examination has five points added to score; ten, if he has a disability rating. Names placed on list of eligibles i n the order of such augmented score. T h e State's general policy on veteran's job preference, which has not the effect of l a w , was established by the 1945 General Assembly, with passage of the following: Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives: " 1 . T h a t i t shall be the policy of the State, acting through the Connecticut Veterans Reemployment and A d v i s o r y Commission, to encourage Connecticut employers to v o l u n t a r i l y set aside a m i n i m u m of 25 per cent of post-war jobs for veterans of W o r l d W a r I I . 1:5 " 2 . T h a t i t shall be the policy of the State u n t i l J u l y 1, 1950, to give preference to veterans of W o r l d W a r I I i n a l l State positions outside the classified service of the merit system act a n d i n a l l positions i n v o l v i n g contractual services a n d part time services a n d i n all cases where compensation is paid by the State whether on a fee basis or otherwise. " 3 . T h a t u n t i l J u l y 1, 1950, i t shall also be the policy of the State that appointing officers of the State, as defined by Sec. 2049 of the General Statutes, shall, other conditions being equal, give preference to veterans of W o r l d W a r I I i n filling State positions from registers of eligible candidates furnished b y the State Personnel D e p a r t m e n t . " Educational Aids W i t h satisfactory credentials, a veteran can secure free a grammar school or high school diploma from the State B o a r d of E d u c a t i o n , State Office B u i l d i n g , H a r t f o r d . Free instruction i n secondary subjects (high school courses) will be furnished b y the State B o a r d of E d u c a t i o n if your t o w n can't do i t . See your local school officials. F i n a n c i a l a i d for college educations for children, 16 to 23, of servicemen killed i n service. Consult the State B o a r d of E d u c a t i o n . Aid for Needy Veterans If y o u are being cared for under legal direction of the Veterans H o m e Commission, your children under 16, husband, wife or widowed mother can receive weekly financial assistance u p to $10. for an adult a n d $6. for a child. A p p l y to the Commission, through the Veterans H o m e , R o c k y H i l l . If y o u need temporary financial assistance because of a service disability, contact the Veterans H o m e Commission, R o c k y H i l l . Soldiers, Sailors and Marines F u n d M a n y of the veterans' a i d benefits set out above are p a y able from the income produced b y this fund which is to be augmented b y a portion of the Connecticut tax on cigarettes u n t i l the principal of the fund reaches $15,000,000. Disbursements of these funds to carry out a i d provisions to veterans, and certain relatives a n d next of k i n of veterans pursuant to statute, are through the State Treasurer of the A m e r i c a n Legion, State Office B u i l d i n g , Hartford.

THE MUSTER OUT


A E S C H L I M A N N , Albert A . , P f c . 284 Colorado A v e . , Torrington A I V A N O , Joseph L . , S / S g t . 135 N e w B r i t a i n R d . , Kensington A L L E N , Richard, S/Sgt. 84 Brightwood A v e . , Torrington A L L I N G T O N , Thomas R . , P f c . 24 P l y m o u t h A v e . , N o r w a l k A L S T O N , George W . , P f c . 15 R a y m o n d St., South N o r w a l k A N D R E C H U C K , George, S / S g t . 22 M a p l e St., Ansonia A N D R E W S , Andrew C , P v t . 52 A c a d e m y St., Wallingford A N N I S K I W I C Z , Bernard L . , Pfc. 135 C h u r c h St., Thompsonville A R C A T A , Angelo A . , C p l . 57 M u l b e r r y St., H a r t f o r d A R E Y , Norman R., T / 4 7 L i s b o n St., H a r t f o r d A T H O E , John K . , T / 4 Lakeville A U S T I N , Winslow W . , S / S g t . 26 W e b b A v e . , Stamford A V D E V I C H , John, T / 4 12 T h i r d St., N o r w i c h B A B I A N , J o h n J . , Pfc. 53 M c Q u i l l a n St., Stratford B A B I N S K I , Stanley J . , T / 4 262 E a s t Albert St., T o r r i n g t o n B A L D I S S R E O , Frank, Pfc. 84 H i g h l a n d A v e . , Bridgeport B A L D Y G A , Leslie J . , C p l . 117 B r o o k St., Forestville B A L L , Stephen H . , T / S g t . 144 W i l l o w St., W a t e r b u r y B A L L E T T O , Philip J . , T / 4 108 Gregory St., N e w H a v e n B A R I L F , Nicholas, Sgt. 438 M a i n St., N o r w i c h B A T T A G L I A , Joseph J . , Sgt. 105 Catherine St., Bridgeport B A Y E T T E , Ernest A . , P f c . Winchester Center B E A N E Y , Robert J . , T / 5 C l i f t o n St., R F D 2, N e w L o n d o n B E A U S O L F I L , Leo N . , T / 5 Taftville B E D N A R C Z Y K , William D . , Pfc. 380 E a s t A v e . , Bridgeport B E E B E , A r t h u r R., S/Sgt. Whitney Ave., New Haven B E L L I , Herman R., T/Sgt. 56 School St., N o r w i c h B E N E D E T T O , Michael R., T / S g t . 61 F r a n k St., Bridgeport B E N N E T T , M a r s h a l l W . , Pfc. Enfield St., Thompsonville B E R K I N S , Paul D . T / 4 North Dark Ave., Easton B E R R Y , Robert W . , Pfc. 186 Chapel St., N e w H a v e n B I O L O , Elio, Cpl. 57 Y o r k St., Waterbury B I S S E L L , Herbert P . , Pfc. 674 E a s t M i d d l e T u r n p i k e , Manchester B O L A N D E R , W i l l i a m E . , S/Sgt. 30 A l l v i e w A v e . , South N o r w a l k 14

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Names, rank and addresses of Connecticut men discharged during the period, October 21 to 23, 1945, from the official Group Rosters, F o r t Devens Separation Center, Mass. B O M B A G I O N I , M a r i , Sgt. 58 P l y m o u t h St., N e w H a v e n B O R Z I N O , Bernardino, P f c . C h e r r y St., E x t . , Naugatuck B R E A U L T , George P . , S / S g t . 2 A n t h o n y St., W i l l i m a n t i c B R T E N , Joseph E . L . , Sgt. 48 A v o n St., West H a r t f o r d B R O W N , Walter H . , Pfc. 41 R i c h a r d R d . , E a s t H a r t f o r d B R U N E T , Joseph A . , T / 5 42 Reservoir A v e . , M e r i d e n B U C K , H o w a r d M . , Sgt. South W i l l i n g t o n B U C K , W a r r e n F . , Sgt. R F D 2, N e w M i l f o r d B U N K , Leon J . , T / 3 79 P e a r l St., Seymour B U O N O C O R E , Giocchino, T / 5 290 C i t i z e n St., W a t e r b u r y B U R B Y , Andrew A . , P f c . 56 West M a i n St., M e r i d e n B U R D I C K , Delbert M . , Sgt. 3 French St., A n s o n i a B U R D I C K , George L . , T / 4 4 B a n k Sq., M y s t i c B U R T , W i l l i a m C , Sgt. 136 Concord St., N e w H a v e n B U S C E T T O , William V., Cpl. 636 M o n t a u k A v e . , N e w L o n d o n B U S H E Y , Edward L . , S/Sgt. 808 M a i n St., W i l l i m a n t i c B U T K U S , E d w a r d T . , Pfc. 54 Quinn St., Naugatuck B Y M A N , A r v i d R., Sgt. 316 B u n n e l l St., Bridgeport C A L A M I T A , Matteo P., Pfc. 163 Saltonstall A v e . , N e w H a v e n C A L L A H A N , John A . , M / S g t . 31 Sable St., South N o r w a l k C A M P , Albert J . , P f c . 22 Wadsworth St., H a r t f o r d C A M P B E L L , Clarence, J r . , T / 5 R F D 2, R o c k v i l l e C A M P B E L L , Edward J., Pvt. 103 Cedar St., N e w H a v e n C A P A L D O , A n t h o n y , Sgt. 1440 M a i n St., Waterbury C A R A C C I O L O , Francis J . , P f c . 25 Orchard St., B r i s t o l C A R B O N I , Samuel S., P f c . 252 Spring St., N e w H a v e n C A R D I L E , Rosario, M / S g t . 616 F r a n k l i n A v e . , H a r t f o r d C A R O N , Louis P . , T / 5 B o x 44 .Canterbury C A R R A , John R . , C p l . 138 Nelson St., H a r t f o r d C A R R I S , George J . , J r . , P f c . R F D 1, Stepney Depot C A R R O L L , Joseph J . , J r . , Sgt. 20 W i l d w o o d A v e . , M i l f o r d C A S S E L L A , Anthony J . , C p l . 202 N o r t h Cherry St., Wallingford C A V A L L A R O , Louis, P f c . 135 W a r d St., N e w H a v e n C H A P M A N , Leon A . , J r . , P f c . 88 Jefferson St., H a r t f o r d

C H A P P E L L , Maurice G . , T / 5 North Windham C H I E L L O , Angelo L . , P f c . 522 Glenbrook R d . , Glenbrook C H O P , Thomas J . , T / S g t . 789 Ogden St., Bridgeport C H R I S T E N S E N , Andrew H . , S / S g t . Cole P k . , H a r t f o r d C H R I S T I A N O , Anthony D., T / 4 6 Isaac St., N o r w a l k C H R I S T O P H E R , Quinto J . , S / S g t . 5 Y o s t St., N o r w a l k C I F A L U , Vito J . , Pfc. 265 Washington St., N e w B r i t a i n C I F A R E L L I , Vincent, Sgt. 168 P a r k R d . , West H a r t f o r d C O A T E S , Howard T., Pvt. 201 Thomas St., West H a v e n C O F R A N C E S C O , Vincent C , Pfc. 122 E . F a r m St., W a t e r b u r y C O F R A N C I S C O , Louis, Pfc. 124 Frost R d . , W a t e r b u r y C O L L I G A N , Charles J . , S / S g t . 1417 E a s t M a i n St., W a t e r b u r y C O M E A U , Victor M . , Pfc. 86 W i l l o w St., H a r t f o r d C O O K , Norman H . , Pvt. c/o M r s . A . Perfetto, 220 Garden St., Forestville C O R C O R A N , L y m a n M . , S/Sgt. 1180 Stratford A v e . , Stratford C O R N A G L I A , James F . , T / 5 19 Washington A v e . , H a m d e n C O R R I G A N , John R., T / 5 13 H o w a r d St., W a t e r b u r y C O R T I G I A N O , Dan A., Cpl. 888 Ogden St., Bridgeport C O T E , Ernest H . , T / 3 N o r t h Race Brook R d . , Woodbridge C O U R L E Y , Cleve H . , T / 4 1425 Stratford A v e . , Bridgeport C R A N D A L L , Harold V . , S/Sgt. 100 M o r r o St., Oakville C S O N K A , Michael, Jr., Pfc. 43 Longfellow A v e . , Bridgeport C U M B O , Joseph M . , P f c . 84 South M a i n St., Naugatuck C U M M I N G S , George J . , S / S g t . 112 P l y m o u t h St., N e w H a v e n C U M M I N G S , William, T / 5 17 P l y m o u t h A v e . , N o r w a l k C U T R O N A , Rosario, T / 4 111 George St., H a r t f o r d C Z A J K O W S K I , Thomas F . , T / 5 244 R i v e r v i e w A v e . , Shelton D A C A , E d w a r d S., S / S g t . 208 M y r t l e St., Shelton D A I G L E , C a m i l l e S., Pfc. 173 Blackrock A v e . , Bridgeport D ' A L L E S S I O , James, S / S g t . 156 Poplar St., N e w H a v e n D A M B U R G , H a r r y I., Sgt. 17 Livingstone Pl., Greenwich D ' A N D R E A , Vincent, T / S g t . 78 Summer St., B r i s t o l D A N I E L S , Anthony V . , S/Sgt. 68 Bradley St., B r a n f o r d D A N K O , Andrew L . , P v t . 19 A v e r y St., Stamford D ' A V I N O , C a r m e n V . , Pfc. 981 N o r t h A v e . , Bridgeport D A V I S , H a r o l d A . , Pfc. M e r r i m a c St., D a n b u r y D A V I S , Matthew M . , T / 4 304 Whalley A v e . , N e w H a v e n D e A N G E L O , Angelo, T / 5 126 Cole St., T o r r i n g t o n

D E B A Y , Edward J., T / 5 Ledge R d . , P l a i n v i l l e D E C K E R , Charles E . , S / S g t . D i b b l e St., T o r r i n g t o n D E L I N E K I T I S , Walter J . , Pfc. B o x 298, O a k v i l l e D e M A R T I N O , D o m i n i c , Pfc. 14 Bradley St., N e w H a v e n D e M A R T I N O , Raymond, Pfc. 45 B u t t o n St., N e w H a v e n D E M A Y O , James, P f c . 48 H u d s o n St., N e w H a v e n D E N N I S , James D . , P f c . 20 Affleck St., H a r t f o r d D e P A O L I S , Anthony C , 1st/Sgt. 27 M i l b o u r n St.. H a r t f o r d D E S A N T I S , Tito, M / S g t . 15 Christopher St., N e w H a v e n D E W E Y , Raymond E . , T / 4 1204 Stratford A v e . , Bridgeport D I S A L V O , Frank, T/Sgt. 594 Wethersfield A v e . , H a r t f o r d D O M B R O S K I , Benjamin F., S/Sgt. 19 Garden St., Stamford D O N A H U E , Francis D . , M / S g t . 50 P e a r l St., M y s t i c D O N N E L L Y , George J . , S / S g t . 12 H a r r i s o n St., D a n b u r y D O U C E T T E , Francis G . , T / 5 596 South M a i n St., Waterbury D O Y L E , Edward T., T / 5 102 H i g h l a n d A v e . , T o r r i n g t o n D U B A Y , W i l f r e d R., P f c . 60 N o r t h St., Collinsville D U B O W S K I , Stanley E . , P f c . 204 Grove St., N e w B r i t a i n D U F F E Y , Lawrence F . , S / S g t . 293 School St., P u t n a m D U M E E R , Burton A., T/Sgt. 27 Congress St., H a r t f o r d D U N C A N , Kenneth L . , T / 5 40 F a r n h a m A v e . , W a t e r b u r y E G G E R T , Charles A . , Sgt. 13 Fairfield C t . , Stamford E G I D I O , Sisto J . , P v t . 82 Beecher St., Southington E M E R Y , Lawrence V . , T / 5 693 Washington A v e . , West H a v e n E M E R Y , P h i l i p W . , Pfc. 21 B i r m i n g h a m C o u r t , Poquonock E R N S T , Gustav, P v t . 52 N a u b u c A v e . , E a s t H a r t f o r d E S E L U N A S , Alphonse J . , Pfc. 74 Woodland St., New B r i t a i n F A F O R D , Clarence L . , Pfc. 5 H i g h St., Danielson F A H E Y , Harry W., Pvt. 264 Patterson A v e . , Stratford F A L C I G N O , Anthony, Jr., C p l . 57 Wallace R o w , Wallingford F A U S T , D a n i e l C , S/Sgt. 924 Longbrook A v e . , Stratford F E G E L M A N , Julius, T / S g t . 362 F e r n St., West H a r t f o r d F E R R A R O , F r a n k A . , Pfc. 48 H u d s o n St., New H a v e n F L A N N E R Y , Bernard M . , T / 5 81 Sisson A v e . , H a r t f o r d F O L E Y , Edward J., T / 5 241 West M a i n St., New B r i t a i n F O R D , E d w a r d J . , Pfc. 395 B l o h m St., West H a v e n F O R G I E , Harold A., T / 4 B o x 1753, Bridgeport F O R T I N , Patrick A . , T / 5 Colonial P a r k , Ridgefield

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F R A N K O , A l b e r t A . , 1st/Sgt. 46 Success A v e . , Bridgeport F R A N K O , Joseph A . , Pfc. 1017 K i n g ' s H i g h w a y , Bridgeport F R E D L U N D , Clarence E . , T / S g t . 39 G i l b e r t St., Thomaston F R I N K , E l w o o d K . , Sgt. R F D 7, N o r w i c h F R I Z I N I A , G u y , Sgt. 383 Pembroke St., Bridgeport G A J C O W S K I , Edward J . , T / 5 Somers G A U T H I E R , Roland H . , T / 4 M a i n St., M o n t v i l l e G E D D E S , Thomas W . , C p l . 16 Oak St., Stafford G E R A C E , Charles, T / 4 925 E . Center St., W a l l i n g f o r d G I O V A N E T T I , Salvatore A . , P f c . 123 Wooster St., H a r t f o r d G L A D S T O N E , Lewis, 1st/Sgt. 2181 State St., H a m d e n G L A D U E , Philip J . , T / 5 R F D 8 Norwichtown G L I A V I A N O , George, T / 4 B o x 87, E . Center St., W a l l i n g f o r d G O D F R E Y , Douglas J . , S / S g t . 120 Rose H i l l A v e . , D a n b u r y G O E R I G , Charles W . , J r . , Pfc. 176 Orchard St., Bridgeport G O L N I K , G u s t a v R . , Pfc. 24 A t k i n s A v e . , B r i s t o l G O R L E Y , Theodore F . , Pfc. 18 Geer A v e . , M e r i d e n G O S S E L I N , R e n a J . , Sgt. 24 H o p k i n s St., H a r t f o r d G R E E N E , Francis G . , C p l . B o x 117, Salisbury G R E E N I E R , Raymond, Pfc. 205 West Boston St., Forestville G R O N D I N , Robert J . , C p l . 165 Oak St., H a r t f o r d G R Y N I U K , Joseph J . , Pfc. 21 Raiano St., T o r r i n g t o n G R Y W A L S K I , Stanley S., Pfc. 252 Redding R d . , Fairfield G U E R T I N , George R . , T / 5 64 Tremont St., H a r t f o r d G U I L L E T , R o l a n d L . , Sgt. 30 School St., Danielson G U I S T O , A n t h o n y , S/Sgt. Waterbury G W A Z D A U S K A S , George A . , P f c . 131 Sunnyside A v e . , W a t e r b u r y H A C K B A R T H , Clarence J . , T / 4 Torrington Ave., Collinsville H A G G E R T Y , William J . , Pvt. 109 C l i n t o n A v e . , Bridgeport H A G G E R T Y , William J . , Pfc. 39 Second St., H a m d e n H A M E L , Joseph L . , S / S g t . Wildrose A v e . , R F D , N e w L o n d o n H A N I C K , J o h n S., Pfc. 844 W o r d i n A v e . . Bridgeport H A N S E N , Martin A., Pvt. 70 Garden Circle, W a t e r b u r y H A R T N E T T , Robert T . S / S g t . 34 Cottage St., N e w L o n d o n H A R T W E L L , D o n a l d S., T / S g t . B o x 18, M o r r i s H A W L E Y , Lester L . , P v t . 69 Westfield St., West H a v e n H E R N O N , George W . , Sgt. 23 C h a p m a n St., E a s t H a r t f o r d H E R Z O G , Stephen M . , P f c . 47 A s h St., Bridgeport

H I G G I N S , Robert P . , Sgt. 41 Sherman St., N e w L o n d o n H I L B E R T , Valdemar N . , T / 4 Woodland R d . , New Canaan H I L L , William T., T / 5 461 Jefferson St., N e w L o n d o n H I N C K L E Y , Allan E., T / 4 484 E a s t M a i n St., Bridgeport H I N E , James E . , M / S g t . B o x 34, Southbury H O C K E R T , C a r l O., Pfc. Gen. D e l . , W a t e r b u r y H O E L C K , W a l t e r A . , Pfc. 341 W . Thames St., N o r w i c h H O R O W I T Z , Samuel, T / 4 365 Savin A v e . , West H a v e n H O W A R D , William H . , Cpl. 75 H o w a r d St., N e w L o n d o n H O W L A N D , H a r o l d S., C p l . 24 P e a r l St., M i d d l e t o w n H U G H E S , John E . , T / 5 104 M a i n St., Southport H U N T , R i c h a r d S., Pfc. 344 M a i n St., R o c k y H i l l H Y D E , John T . , Sgt. 43 P u t n a m A v e . , South N o r w a l k I A C I N O , John P., T / 5 381 Garden St., H a r t f o r d I Z Z O , Charles A . , Pfc. 412 P u t n a m St., Bridgeport I N T U R R I S I , Louis J . , C p l . 22 Oak St., W a t e r b u r y J A L O W S K I , Walter A . , M / S g t . 16 G e r m a n i a A v e . , T a f t v i l l e J A N C O , Stephen J . , T / 4 133 Sommerfield A v e . , Bridgeport J A N I S , William J . , Pfc. 41 Grace St., N e w H a v e n J A N K O W S K I , Casimer J . , Pfc. 136 Pembroke St., Bridgeport J E M I O T O , Joseph F . , P f c . 7 L a F a y e t t e St., D e r b y J O N E S , Francis E . , S / S g t . A v e r y St., R o c k v i l l e J O N E S , Raymond P., Pfc. 23 W e l l i n g t o n R d . , Manchester J U D S O N , Ralph L., T / 5 Second H i l l , N e w M i l f o r d J U L I E N , Wilfred, T / 4 41 Spring G a r d e n A v e . , N o r w i c h K A L I N O W S K I , Walter J . , Pfc. 60 South St., M i d d l e t o w n K A N I A , Anthony J . , T / 4 South M a i n St., M o o s u p K A N T R O W I T Z , Abraham, Pfc. 891 Hancock A v e . , Bridgeport K A P T E I N A , Peter K . , P f c . B o x 95, Versailles K E A N E , Robert J . , P f c . 1315 Pembroke St., Bridgeport K E N N E D Y , David W., T / 5 57 E a s t M a i n St., M i d d l e t o w n K E N N E D Y , Paul B., T / 3 302 F o u n t a i n St., N e w H a v e n K E N N E Y , Francis K . , C p l . 27 Sarsfield St., W a t e r b u r y K E S S L E R , Otto, P f c . 15 Kelsey St., N e w B r i t a i n K I L R A Y , Harold T., T / 5 19 W i l l a r d St., H a r t f o r d K I N G , Walter E . , Pfc. 19 B a n k St., P o r t l a n d K I N N E , James T . , P f c . South Glastonbury K I R B Y , W i l l i a m C , Pfc. 571 Imperial A v e . , Westport

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K I R P A S , Alphonse A . , S / S g t . 154 Beaver St., A n s o n i a K L A S , Frank, Jr., S/Sgt. Higganum K L E I N , Henry F., P v t . 852 B r i a r w o o d A v e . , Bridgeport K L E I N , Joseph J . , T / 5 852 B r i a r w o o d A v e . , Bridgeport K L I M A S Z E W S K I , John J . , S/Sgt. 1178 Noble A v e . , Bridgeport K N A P P , George S., J r . , Pfc. Sandy H o o k K O C Z I , Louis A . , P f c . 147 Osborne St., Bridgeport K O K O S Z K A , Louis J . , P f c . 120 P r a t t St., M e r i d e n K O M A R O M I , Joseph P . , T / 5 213 Berwick A v e . , Bridgeport K O S C H W I T Z , Alexander H . , Sgt. 94 H i g h St., R o c k v i l l e K O S C I F L E C K I , W a l t e r W . , Sgt. Wolf Harbor R d . , M i l f o r d K O V A C S , Steven J . , P f c . 822 W o r d i n A v e . , Bridgeport K R U E G E R , Arthur G., T / 4 10 W i l l o w St., West Cheshire K U P E C , Edward G., S/Sgt. 74 O a k l a n d St., Stratford K U S H M A R , Alex, Pfc. R F D 1, Greenwich K U S H N E R , Joseph M . , T / 3 37 Fowler C o u r t , N e w L o n d o n K U S K E Y , K e r m i t L . , S/Sgt. Pennfield R d . , P o r t l a n d K W O C H K A , Daniel, S/Sgt. 10 K a s l a w St., Seymour K Y A U S K A S , Albert T., Pfc. 124 Sunnyside A v e . , W a t e r b u r y L a B A R G E , Eugene A . , T / 5 76 W i l l i a m St., M i d d l e t o w n L a F O U N T A I N E , Thomas D . , S / S g t . N o r t h G r a n d St., West Suffield L A N D , M o r r i s , Sgt. 173 Barbour St., H a r t f o r d L A N D I N O , John, T / 4 21 Green St., N e w H a v e n L A N G L A I S , Aurele, T / 5 85 Henderson St., B r i s t o l L A N K A R G E , Walter A . , P v t . 60 C a p i t o l A v e . , H a r t f o r d L A N Z E T T O , A n t h o n y , Sgt. 16 C l a r k A v e . , Montowese L A R R A B E E , Robert A . , Sgt. M a i n St., Warehouse P o i n t L a S A L L E , Conrad J . , C p l . 54 South A . St., T a f t v i l l e L A W L O R , John T . , P f c . 19 James St., D a n b u r y L E G E N D R E , Henry J . , S/Sgt, 89 Woodward A v e . , W a t e r b u r y L E M A Y , Armand R., T / 3 41 W i l l a r d St., H a r t f o r d L E M E K , Joseph J . , T / 4 R F D 1, West W i l l i n g t o n L E M E L I N , Roger E . , P f c . 135 N o r t h M a i n St., W i n s t e d L E W I S , Jackson M . , P f c . B o x 83, R o x b u r y L E W O C , Fabian P . , S/Sgt. 102 1/2 W i l l o w St., M e r i d e n L I N D B E R G , Louis R . , T / 5 c/o M r s . Charles F i n g a r , South K e n t L L O Y D , Alfred H . , T / 5 21 Russell St., Bridgeport L O M B A R D O , Vincent S., P f c . 360 M i l l St., W a t e r b u r y

L O Z I E R , Edmund J., Pvt. 34 H i g h l a n d C t . , B r i s t o l L U B A K , E d w a r d R., C p l . 284 Orange St., W a t e r b u r y L U N D S T R O M , B e r t i l S., T / S g t . 48 F l o r a l A v e . , N o r t h Grosvenordale L Y M A N , Mortimer J . , Jr., S/Sgt. 144 H i g h St., B r i s t o l L Y N C H . Terrence W . , J r . , P v t . 120 E a s t o n A v e . , W a t e r b u r y M A C E D O , James, T / S g t . 3 Grandview A v e . , N o r w a l k M A G D A , W a l t e r J . , Sgt. 65 B a n k St., D e r b y M A H E U , Walter J . , Pfc. 59 Ives St., W i l l i m a n t i c M A J E W S K I , Chester, T / 4 165 Exchange St., N e w H a v e n M A L A V O L T I , Wallace, Pfc. 24 State St., N o r t h H a v e n M A L C H I O D I , George C , Sgt. M A N G I A C A P R A , Joseph, Pfc. 557 G r a n d St., Bridgeport M A R D E N , C y r u s E . , Sgt. 681 M y r t l e St., N e w B r i t a i n M A R G O N E L L I , A n t h o n y P . , Pfc. 124 E a s t M a i n St., P l a i n v i l l e M A R I A N O , Anthony G., Pfc. 17 B a l d w i n St., Naugatuck M A R T I N , H a r o l d A . , 1st/Sgt. 9 Sturtevant St., N o r w i c h t o w n M A R T I N , J o h n F . , Sgt, 27 D a l e St., Newtonville M A S K E L , Herman, T / 4 R F D 1, Broadbrook M A T Y L E W I C Z , Adam F., T / 3 132 H i g h St., N o r w i c h M A Y , Harold F . , S/Sgt. 101 H a m i l t o n St., H a r t f o r d M c B R I E N , William J., M / S g t . 170 M a i n St., P o r t l a n d M c D O N A L D , Henry C , T / 5 Meadow St., Seymour M c E L R O Y , Eugene O., T / 4 23 Brook St., Stamford M c F A R L A N , Raymond R., T / 4 209 Spruce St., Bridgeport M c F A R L A N , William R., T / 5 209 Spruce St., Bridgeport M c G U I R E , W i l l i a m F . , Sgt. 50 Dodge A v e . , E a s t H a v e n M C L A U G H L I N , A r t h u r W., P f c . 41 Roberts St., W a t e r t o w n M c M A H O N , George F . , J r . , S / S g t . 45 A r c h St., N e w H a v e n M c M I N N , Arthur R., T / 4 31 E l m St., West H a v e n M E M O , W i l l i a m J . , Sgt. 137 R i c h m o n d H i l l , Stamford M E R C I E R , Arthur W., T / 4 612 Bedford St., Stamford M E T E S K Y , William A., T/Sgt. 13 Colley St., W a t e r b u r y M E U N I E R , W i l b u r R . , Pfc. B o x 177, M a p l e St., Chester M I C H A L I K , Karol C , Cpl. R F D , Columbia M I C H A L O V I C H , John A . , P f c . c/o M r s . Gaffney, 43 Maplewood A v e . , B d g p t . M I C H K O , A n d r e w , Pfc. 16 Sheriden St., Bridgeport M I C H O N S K I , Zigmond S., C p l . 62 Prospect St., W a l l i n g f o r d M I C K I E W I C Z , A d a m S., T / 5 56 Cedar St., M e r i d e n

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M I L L E R , W i l l i a m V . , Pfc. 74 D a n a St., West H a v e n M I L L M A N , R i c h a r d B . , S/Sgt, 96 C u m b e r l a n d A v e . , Wethersfield M I N E R , E d g a r O., Pfc. 168 Ocean A v e . , N e w L o n d o n M I N E R V I N O , Peter J . , P f c . 216 B a r n u m Terrace, Stratford M I T C H E L L , Raymond E . , Pfc. 42 P u l v e r St., Torrington M O H S , William E., T/5 344 S y l v a n St., Bridgeport M O L N A R , William, T/5 396 Scott St., Naugatuck M O N A H A N , Thomas R., T / S g t . 25 Condon R d . , B r i s t o l M O N A H A N , William F., T / 3 82 K e n y o n St., H a r t f o r d M O N T A M A R I , M a r t i n L . , Pfc. 135 Ashcraft R d . , N e w L o n d o n M O O R E , Clifford C , T / S g t . 1 Greenfield A v e . , M i d d l e t o w n M O R A N , W i l l i a m M . , 1st/Sgt. 103 Westville A v e . , D a n b u r y M O R I A R T Y , John J . , T / 5 15 Castle St., N e w H a v e n M O R O T T O , Nicholas S., T / 5 55 French St., Waterbury M O R S E , Thomas A . , Sgt. B o x 68, E a s t H a m p t o n M O Z Z E R , Thotant J . , J r . , P f c . 40 Crestwood D r . , Manchester M O Z Z O L A , Dominic J . , Pfc. B o x 245, B a m f o r d A v e . , Oakville M U L L I G A N , J o h n F . , Pfc. 641 E a s t M a i n St., Bridgeport M U L R E N A N , E d w a r d J . , Sgt. 359 E a s t A v e . , Bridgeport M U S A N T E , Albert S., Pfc. 199 C a l h o u n A v e . , Bridgeport M U Z I O , F r a n k P . , S/Sgt. R F D , Hartford Turnpike, New Haven M Y S Z K A , F r a n k S., S/Sgt. 34 R i c h a r d St., N e w B r i t a i n N A P E R T , A r t h u r R,, Pfc. 15 Donnely St., N e w B r i t a i n N E E L A N S , Wilfred L . , S / S g t . C h u r c h St., B r o a d Brook N E W E L L , Richard C , S/Sgt. 19 Grennan R d . , West H a r t f o r d N I C H O L S , Robert L . , P f c . 10 A . Bellevue Square, Hartford N O S A L , A n d r e w S., Pfc. 873 W o r d i n A v e . , Bridgeport O B R I N , J o h n M . , J r . , Sgt. 677 A r c t i c St., Bridgeport O ' C O N N O R , Brian P., M/Sgt, Brookline St., Greenwich O ' C O N N O R , George E . , T / 5 18 W y l l y s St., H a r t f o r d O ' G R A D Y , Bernard A . , Pfc. 33 M a i n St., N o r w a l k O L B R I A S , Chester P . , Pfc. Nelson P L , Manchester O L D S , W i l l a r d S., T / 4 Star Route, W i l l i m a n t i c O L S E N , Olaf T., Pfc. 387 Brooks St., Bridgeport O L S Z Y K , Adam F., Cpl. 45 P u l a s k i St., New H a v e n O ' N E I L L , Eugene W . , Pfc. 475 Russell St., N e w H a v e n O U R F A L I A N , Peter, T / 5 230 H o l l y St., Bridgeport P A G A N I , Thomas J . , P v t . 14 K i l b o u r n St., H a r t f o r d

P A L M I E R I , Anthony, T / 5 155 Helen St., H a m d e n P A N E , Joseph F . , Pfc. 255 W h i t e St., D a n b u r y P A R E N T , Leo E . , Pfc. 76 Hawley St., Newington P A V I L O N I S , C a l A . , Pfc. 77 Draher A v e . , W a t e r b u r y P A R K E R , Philip J . , Pvt. 16 G a r d e n St., H a r t f o r d P A R S O N S , Robert S., P v t . B o x 143, Westport P A S S A R E T T I , Joseph F . , C p l . 169 M a d i s o n St., H a r t f o r d P A U O N E , Louis, Pfc. 92 H i g h St., Bridgeport P A T R I A , Leon H . , T / 4 1106 T o l l a n d St., E a s t H a r t f o r d P E R C O S K I , Joseph J . , T / S g t . R F D 3, Rockville P E R H A M , Merle D . , C p l . C h u r c h St., B r o a d B r o o k P E R R O T T , R i c h a r d S., C p l . B o x 188, C u t Spring R o a d , Stratford P E R U G I N I , Louis, Pfc. 95 N o r t h E l m St., W a t e r b u r y P E S I L L O , Ernest J . , T / 5 170 R u m f o r d St., Waterbury P H I L I P P , Edward H . , T / 5 8 H i g h l a n d A v e . , Shelton P I E P E R , Victor J . , T / 4 Clintonville R d . , C l i n t o n v i l l e P I E R C E , B e r n a r d P . , Pfc. 22 Spring St., Thompsonville P O L A , Orlando M . , Pfc. 16 Freeland St., Torrington P O P I E L A R C Z Y K , William A., Pvt. 1861 P a r k St., H a r t f o r d P O R E D A , Frank, Pfc. W i l l i a m St., Jewett C i t y P O R T E R , R a l p h L . , S/Sgt. 50 Beacon St., H a r t f o r d P O U L I N , Harvey J . , C p l . 6 ^ Blvd., Bristol P R A N U L I S , Joseph A . , P f c . 35 Highview A v e . , Waterbury P R E S S M A N , George, T / 5 276 Connecticut A v e . , Bridgeport Q U E R F E L D , August F . , M / S g t . Foxon R d . , N o r t h B r a n f o r d Q U I C K , John H . , J r . , S/Sgt. 114 Bruce P a r k A v e . , Greenwich R A D E C K I , Charles W . , M / S g t . 56 G u n n St., M i l f o r d R A G O Z Z I N O , Frank, T / 5 527 Chapel St., New H a v e n R A N C I A T O , Louis R., S / S g t . 220 Greene St., N e w H a v e n R A N D I , Anthony, C p l . 703 Washington A v e . , New H a v e n R A P A C K Y , John D . , P v t . 20 B r o a d St., P l a i n v i l l e R A P P , Francis J . , S/Sgt, 70 H i l l St., Shelton R A S L A V S K Y , Rudolph C , P v t . 1335 C e n t r a l Ave., Bridgeport R A S M U S S E N , Norman H . , C p l . R F D 141, N i a n t i c R A S M U S S E N , Walter M . , T / 5 286 R o w a y t o n A v e . , South N o r w a l k R A S T E L L I , Louis, T / 3 64 Scovill St., W a t e r b u r y R A Y M O N D , Jeremiah T . , T / S g t . 17 Garfield A v e . , N o r w i c h R E D D Y , Francis T . , P f c . 33 Fairfield A v e . , Stamford

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R E E D , Clyde L . , T / S g t . 14 K n o l l w o o d R d . , West H a r t f o r d R E I L I N G , Constant H . , T / 5 37 B i l v a r d St., D e v o n R E I N H A R T , James A . , P f c . 231 E l y A v e . , South N o r w a l k R E I S , George S., C p l . 23 Donahue St., T o r r i n g t o n R E I S K E , Robert F . , S / S g t . 68 W i l l i a m St., W a l l i n g f o r d R I C E , F r a n k J . , Sgt. 256 Noble St., West H a v e n R I G A , Adolph A . , T / 5 390 B e n h a m A v e . , Bridgeport R I X , James H . , T / 4 Niantic R O B B I N S , Joseph W . , P f c . Old Lyme R O B E R T S , Alfred J . , C p l . 4 C h a p e l S t . , Manchester R O B E R T S , Dudley E . , T / 5 31 F i e l d St., Glenbrook R O B E R T S , Lester J . , T / 5 70 1/2 Hunters A v e . , T a f t v i l l e R O B I T A I L L E , Napoleon M . , P f c . Prospect St., M o o s u p R O M A N O W S K I , Joseph A . , C p l . 49 Golden St., N o r w i c h R O N C Z Y K , Peter J . , T / 4 B o x 21, Stafford R O U S S E A U , William J., T/Sgt. C l i f t o n St., N e w H a v e n R O V I Z Z I , T o n y , Sgt. 3697 Blackrock T p k . , Fairfield R O W E L L A , Salvatore L . , Sgt. 37 G r i g g A v e . , Greenwich R O Y , Hercule A . , T / 4 2367 N o r t h M a i n St., H a r t f o r d R O Z E N E , Leon, T / 4 108 Garfield A v e . , Bridgeport R U G G I E R O , Thomas, T / S g t . 181 Poplar St., N e w H a v e n R U S C O E , E d w i n L . , Pfc. 9 W a r r e n St., N o r w a l k R U S E K , John F., T / 5 31 Carey H i l l , W i l l i m a n t i c R Y A N , Edward D . , S/Sgt. 512 W h a l l e y A v e . , N e w H a v e n R Y C Z E R , Stephen L . , Sgt. 207 M a r i o n St., Bridgeport R Y D Z , Henry P., C p l . 91 Ridge A v e . , Bridgeport S A B O , Louis, Sgt. 160 Columbus A v e . , Stratford S T . G E O R G E , Bernard, Pfc. 7 Tallmadge P L , South N o r w a l k S A L C I T O , Nick A., T / 5 46 Granger St., Waterbury S A N B O R N , Walter G., T / 3 65 Foster St., N e w H a v e n S A N D L A N D , B y r o n E . , S/Sgt. 1 A r c h St., N o r w a l k S A R A C E N O , Victor J . , T / 5 825 F a r m i n g t o n A v e . , Kensington S A V A G E , David H . , Cpl. R F D 1, N o r w i c h S A W I C K I , R i c h a r d S., T / S g t . 135 A n n St., M e r i d e n S C A R P A , Alphonse P . , Sgt. 31 Shaw St., N e w L o n d o n S C H A E F E R , John D . , J r . , T / 5 222 South A v e . , Bridgeport S C H A E F F E R , W i l l i a m F . , 1st/Sgt. 165 Gilbert A v e . , N e w H a v e n S C H A F E R , Robert M . , Sgt. 471 Burnside A v e . , E a s t H a r t f o r d

S C H U E R E R , Russell A . , T / S g t . 125 C r o w n St., M e r i d e n S C H U L T Z , Alfred C , P v t . 327 P a r k A v e . , Bloomfield S C O T T , Zolman, T / 4 202 M a p l e wood A v e . , Bridgeport S C R I P K A , Joseph P . ,1st/Sgt. 22 Woodward St., N e w B r i t a i n S E D C I E S K I , W a l t e r J . , Pfc. 51 Spring St., N e w B r i t a i n S E R A F I N , William F., Pfc. C h u r c h St., Glenbrook S E S S A , Jerry, P f c . 8 W a v e r l y P L , Stamford S H I E L S , Robert H . , T / 4 545 N . E l m St., Wallingford S H I M C H I C K , John G., C p l . 35 Seymour St., N e w B r i t a i n S H O W A H , Francis J . , T / 4 427-D M a i n St., Stratford S H R E B N I K , Samuel B . , Sgt. 200 Quinnipiac A v e . , N e w H a v e n S I L V A , Lawrence J . , C p l . 181 Shaw St., N e w L o n d o n S I M O N , Allen, S/Sgt, 65 Roosevelt St., H a r t f o r d S I R P E N S K I , Edmund F., T / 5 B o x 67, Greenville Sta., N o r w i c h S K I B I S K Y , Walter W T / S g t . 56 E a s t E l m St., T o r r i n g t o n S K O G L U N D , Herbert E . , Pfc. 87 West Robbins A v e . , Newington S K O R E K , A n t h o n y S., T / 4 125 M a t h e r St., H a r t f o r d S K O R V A N E K , Louis, T / 5 170 N o r t h W a t e r St., E a s t P o r t Chester S M I T H , E a r l C , Pfc. Southbury S M I T H , Leo A . , P f c . 178 Gregory St., Bridgeport S M I T H , Robert K . , T / 5 30 R o c k l a n d St., Wethersfield S M O L A N S K I , Walter, Pfc. 13 Spruce St., N e w H a v e n S M Y T H , Stanley J . , T / 5 825 B r i a r w o o d A v e . , Bridgeport S N O D G R A S S , Harold, Pfc. 4511 A n n St., H a r t f o r d S O B Y , Stanley F . , J r . , Sgt. 107 I v y St., West H a v e n S O L T E S Z , B a l i n t J . , Pfc. 990 K i n g s H i g h w a y , Bridgeport S P A G N O L A , M a r i o J . , Pfc. 53 E l i z a b e t h St., W a t e r b u r y S P E N C E R , Harold A . , T / 5 1615 Stratford A v e . , Stratford S P I R I T O , Anthony J . , Pfc. 121 Pleasant St., H a r t f o r d S P L E T T S T O E S Z E R , Frederick O., P f c . M a p l e A v e . , B o x 87, H i g g a n u m S P O D N I C K , Michael P., Pfc. 1514 Pembroke St., Bridgeport S P O T T E N , Robert J . , Pfc. B o x 74, D a y v i l l e S T A I B , Daniel L . , T / 4 102 M i l w a u k e e A v e . , Bethel S T A N C Z Y K , J o h n S., P f c . R F D 1, Bridgeport S T A R K , Jacob J . , Pfc. 255 South C o l o n y St., M e r i d e n S T E P C Z Y K , John, T / 5 34 T r y o n St., M i d d l e t o w n S T E P H A N A K , Raymond A., T / 5 26 B r o a d St., N o r w a l k S T E V E N S , H a r o l d B . , Pfc. 9 Nelson St., E a s t H a r t f o r d

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S T I N E S , John A . , T / 5 R F D , B o x 119, G r a n b y S T O O R Z A , Kenneth W., T / 5 6 Well Ave., Danbury S T R E M P F E R , John H . , Pfc. 290 Wethersfield A v e . , H a r t f o r d S T U A R T , Russell T . , T / 5 17 Bradley A v e . , Short Beach S U D E L L , Edward J . , Pfc. 14 E a s t E l m St., Greenwich S U L L I V A N , Daniel J . , S/Sgt. R F D 8, Norwichtown S U L L I V A N , Francis J . , P f c . 30 P l y m o u t h A v e . , N o r w a l k S U L L I V A N , Russell J . , 1st/Sgt. 15 A n n a w o n St., West H a v e n S U L L I V A N , Thomas F . , T / 4 141 Mayflower P L , M i l f o r d S U L L I V A N , W i l l i a m V . , Pfc. 192 B a l d w i n St., W a t e r b u r y S U M M A , Thomas L . , P f c . 122 Roseland A v e . , W a t e r b u r y S U N D , Thure A . , C p l . Downs R d . , B e t h a n y S W I F T , Clarence A . , T / 5 B o x 41, N e w Preston T A B A K A , Chester S., P f c . 120 Center St., Shelton T A L L C O U C H , Steven C , T / 4 30 E a s t l a w n St., Fairfield T A M P A S , Peter, P f c . 25 South St., B r o o k l y n T A R A N T I N O , John J . , P f c . 20 Lafavette St., Stamford T A R T A G L I A , Michael J . , M / S g t . Hayestown R d . , D a n b u r y T A Y L O R , Basil H . , Pfc. 523 N . M a i n St., W a t e r b u r y T A Y L O R , Charles W . , T / 5 Cottage St., E a s t B e r l i n T A Y L O R , E d w i n J., S / S g t . 193 Cottage Grove R d . , Bloomfield T E B E R I O , Patsy J . , Pfc. 2747 Alice St., Bridgeport T E L L I E R , C y r i l F . , J r . , Pfc. 1584 C h a p e l St., N e w H a v e n T E N D L E R , Louis, P f c . 132 Edgewood A v e . , N e w H a v e n T H O M A S , Andrew F . , P f c . 245 Seaside A v e . , Stamford T H O M P S O N , H a r d y H., P f c . C 48, Charter Oak Terr., H a r t f o r d T I A N O , M i c h a e l , Sgt. 42 Prospect St., D e r b y T I C K E Y , Walter C , S/Sgt. 146 Holmes St., Stratford T I T U S , W i l l i a m H . , Pfc. 33 F r a n k l i n St., Stamford T O G N I N A L L I , Reno J . , Sgt. B o x 356, C a n a a n T O P P I N G , P a t r i c k J . , Pfc. 13 Vine St., Manchester T O R E L L I , Ralph M . , C p l . 190 Cherry St., W a l l i n g f o r d T O T H , Andrew V . , Pfc. 150 Scofield A v e . , Bridgeport T R A C A N N A , Joseph, C p l . 252 Wallace St., N e w H a v e n T R A Z I N S K I , E d w a r d F . , Pfc. 132 F r o n t St , H a r t f o r d T R O C C O L A , James, Pfc. 47 James St., D a n b u r y T U R E N N E , R o m a J . , Pfc. R F D 4, C h u r c h St., P u t n a m

U E B L A C K E R , William G., Pfc. 87 Olive St., N e w H a v e n U R L E S S , Theodore J . , Pfc. 117 Prospect St., A n s o n i a V A N C A M P , Joseph E . , T / 5 14 Stedman St., H a r t f o r d V A R A , Frank L . , C p l . Niantic V E N T R E S , John H . , T / 4 18 P a r k P L , N e w C a n a a n V I L L A N E , Alphonse J . , P f c . 99 Garfield A v e . , D a n b u r y V I T E L L I , Gabriel W., T / 5 92 Kensington St., N e w H a v e n V I T E L L I , W i l l i a m , Pfc. 85 M o r r i s St., N e w H a v e n W A G N I S , George J . , P f c . 15 Seeley St., Bridgeport W A I L O N I S , Joseph E . , P f c . Naugatuck W A L D R O N , William E . , Pfc. R F D 3, Wolf P i t t s W A R G O , Joseph, Sgt. 71 C h e r r y St., Bridgeport W E I S E , Robert W . , T / 5 1080 Pembroke St., Bridgeport W E N T S K O W S K I , Peter, P v t . 1 W o o d St., W a t e r b u r y W E N T W O R T H , Earl K., Cpl. 211 P a r k St., H a r t f o r d W H E E L E R , Lyle K . , C p l . 138 H u n t i n g t o n St., New L o n d o n W H I T C O M B , W a r r e n H . , Pfc. 355 Center St., West H a v e n W I E L K , Frank K . , T / 4 504 M y r t l e A v e . , Bridgep W I L F R E D , Stanley J . . T / 5 5 Watercrest R d . , Norwich W I L L I A M S , D a v i d L . , Pfc. 16 B r o a d St., N e w H a v e n W I L L I A M S , H o w a r d , Pfc. B o x 3, M a i n St., Yalesville W I L L I A M S , Pearlstine, P f c . 97 F r o n t St., H a r t f o r d W I T K O W S K I , Sigmund M . , C p l . 20 Burbridge A v e . , M i d d l e t o w n W O T Y N A , Stanley E . , P f c . 124 F r a n k l i n A v e . , H a r t f o r d W O Z N I C K I , John J . , P f c . 62 H a m i l t o n St., Bridgeport W R I G H T , George W . , T / 4 65 Vantzant St., N o r w a l k W R I G H T , H a r o l d , Pfc. 1789 Stratfield R d . , Bridgeport W Y N U S , George R., P v t . 59 Oakwood St., Bridgeport Z A G A S K I , Chester A . , C p l . R F D 2, N o r w i c h Z A K R E S K I , H e n r y L . , Sgt. 62 Beach A v e . , T e r r y v i l l e Z B O R A Y , George W . , T / 5 166 Orange St., Stratford Z D E B , Michael J . , Pfc. 107 C r o m w e l l Ave., R o c k y H i l l Z E B R A K A S , Anthony J . , T / 5 64 Spring St., Naugatuck Z E I L , George, P f c . Orchard R d . , B e r l i n Z E S N E R , Charles T . , P f c . Cedar St., B r a n f o r d Z U J U S , Alfred M . , S/Sgt. 1051 H u n t i n g t o n T p k . , Bridgeport Z Y S K , John J . , T / S g t . 50 F a i r v i e w St. N e w B r i t a i n

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