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CONNECTICUT MEN

28th - Bloody Bucket-Division


September 1945
28th DIVISION COMES HOME
T h e m a i n body of the 28th (Keystone) the last lap of the homeward journey
D i v i s i o n sailed from L e H a v r e for the w i t h i n another 24 hours.
U . S . on J u l y 31st, w i t h other units follow- C o n n e c t i c u t m e n of the D i v i s i o n are to
ing shortly thereafter, some 22 months report at D e v e n s after their furloughs on
after the D i v i s i o n h a d e m b a r k e d for various dates from September 4 t h to 9 t h .
overseas i n October of 1943. T h e original redeployment p r o g r a m called
T h e A r m y T r a n s p o r t , James P a r k e r for the reassembly of the D i v i s i o n at
a n d the U . S . S . General B r o o k e , two of C a m p St. L u i s O ' B i s p o , C a l i f o r n i a .
five ships c a r r y i n g men of the 28th I n - I t is expected t h a t the post-war p o l i c y
f a n t r y D i v i s i o n docked on A u g u s t 2 n d w h i c h calls for the screening-out of the
at C o m m o n w e a l t h Pier, B o s t o n . T h e D i v i s i o n of a l l m e n , over 37 years of age,
P a r k e r carried men of the 107th, 109th, a n d a l l those who have more t h a n 75
a n d 229th A r t i l l e r y B a t t a l i o n s ; 103rd points w i l l be a p p l i e d to the 28th at re-
Engineers, 728th Ordnance, H d q . a n d ception stations on conclusion of the f u r -
H d q . C o . B t r y . , C I C D e t a c h m e n t , 192nd l o u g h periods.
P . I . T e a m , a n d H d q . a n d Special Troops.
T h e B r o o k e brought i n men of the 110th
Infantry Regiment a n d 28th S i g n a l
Battalion. SERVICEMEN'S
T h e General Bliss a r r i v e d i n B o s t o n COMMEMORATIVE BOOKLET
A u g u s t 3rd c a r r y i n g the m e n of the 112th Vol. 1 September 4, 1945 N o . 12
I n f a n t r y R e g i m e n t . T h e S.S. Excelsior C A R L E T O N B . C L Y M A , Editor
docked i n B o s t o n on A u g u s t 5th w i t h m e n
of the 108th F i e l d A r t i l l e r y B a t t a l i o n a n d T h i s booklet on the return of the K e y -
stone D i v i s i o n from the E u r o p e a n war
28th Q . M . C o . , as well as the 28th C a v .
was prepared by the Office of the Governor,
R e c o n . T r o o p M e c h . T h e troop transport as an addition to the souvenirs and memor-
M o r m a c p o r t anchored off P i e r m o n t w i t h abilia of those men who participated i n the
the men of the 109th I n f a n t r y R e g i m e n t defeat of the once great G e r m a n Wehrmacht.
T h e courtesies and assistance of public
aboard, on A u g u s t 7th.
relations officers, at the ports and at the
T h e units w h i c h a r r i v e d at C o m m o n - F o r t Devens' Reception S t a t i o n greatly
wealth Pier, B o s t o n staged t h r o u g h C a m p facilitated the gathering of the material for
M y l e s S t a n d i s h , near T a u n t o n , M a s s . , this booklet. Some of the group pictures
are from Signal Corps photographs. T h e
while those aboard the M o r m a c p o r t were
factual materials herein were prepared b y
t a k e n off b y s m a l l craft a n d t r u c k e d to the Office of T e c h n i c a l Information,
C a m p Shanks, N . Y . F o r the first t i m e i n A m e r i c a n G r o u n d Forces.
more t h a n five years, the D i v i s i o n was A l i m i t e d number of copies are available
for distribution, to Connecticut men of the
split u p at Standish a n d Shanks into groups
Divisions. T h e y can be secured by written
for the t w e n t y - t w o reception centers request to the Office of the Governor,
throughout the country. C o n n e c t i c u t men State C a p i t o l , H a r t f o r d .
w i t h the N e w E n g l a n d group a r r i v e d about Reproduction of original material is
24 hours after d e b a r k a t i o n at F o r t Devens, permissible only with written authorization.

M a s s . , a n d they were for the most part on

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28th DIVISION STORIES
E D I T O R ' S N O T E : Memories of the European experience will blur with the passing of
years. Accuracy will diminish. Details will become vague a n d half forgotten. T o record, i n
black a n d white here a n d now, the mood, the impressions, the exciting events of the worst days
and the best is the purpose of these stories. Connecticut men of the 28th were asked for their
own impressions and experiences and i n their own words they are here so recorded:

Anderson, George J . , P f c , H q . B t r y . , to the rear, a n d after a time another. T h e


229th F . A . , M i l f o r d first b o y made i t o k a y , a n d the second,
" A s far as E u r o p e goes, l e a v i n g i t was under direct observation took cover be-
the best p a r t . " h i n d a b a r n . I headed back, w i t h the m o r -
tar fire increasing i n accuracy a n d fre-
Aurilio, S a m u e l , Pfc., C o . G . , 110th Inf.,
quency, a n d took cover b e h i n d t h a t b a r n .
Bridgeport
R i g h t then a direct h i t blew the b a r n wide
" T h e B r e a k t h r o u g h was tough. T w o
open a n d the cattle a n d hogs stampeded
B . A . R , m e n i n m y platoon got i t there. W e
out past us cut a n d bleeding. I t o l d t h e
came out of a little t o w n a n d started
other l a d to t a k e i t on the run a n d I took
digging foxholes. W e heard t h e m coming.
off about 30 y a r d s b e h i n d h i m . T h e G e r -
T h e n we saw t h e m coming, t a n k s a n d i n -
m a n fire, n o w adjusted, l a n d e d i t right on
f a n t r y . T h e whole t o w n was afire. T h e
us, a n d three different shells l a n d e d so
place was covered w i t h smoke. Fifteen of
close t h a t their explosion increased m y
us met a b u n c h of tankers w i t h d r a w i n g
speed. B y good fortune i n less t h a n a half
a n d they p u t us o n the tanks. A l l b u t one
hour after o u r guns were k n o c k e d out I
of us made i t , a n d we headed for Bastogne.
reached the C P unscratched, a n d reported
B o y ! I was praying'
the s i t u a t i o n . I t was decided we w o u l d
Banks, A l b e r t L . , C p l . , 28th D i v . B a n d , m a k e a t r y to go back a n d pick u p o u r
West H a r t f o r d guns, i n hopes of m a k i n g one good one out
" N o m a t t e r w h a t I saw over there, i t is of the two. T w o of the boys were w o u n d e d
m u c h better here at home. T h e y c a n keep
the whole place as far as I a m concerned'
Biathrow, E l r y James, P f c , C o . A . ,
112th Inf., H a r t f o r d
" O u r machine g u n section, set u p i n t h e
most f o r w a r d positions, was k n o c k e d out
b y m o r t a r fire when V o n R u n d s t e d t broke
t h r o u g h i n December. S i x of the eleven
men i n o u r section were wounded a n d
b o t h guns were buried. T w o of the boys i n
m y gun position were b a d l y shaken a n d
i t was no use to t r y to h o l d there w i t h o u t
weapons. T h e G e r m a n s were 50 yards
ahead of us i n a ravine, b u t d i d not come
up, a p p a r e n t l y not k n o w i n g t h a t our guns
were gone. W e sent a m a n to report the
s i t u a t i o n to the C o m p a n y C P , 400 yards

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o n t h a t t r i p , a n d i n the course of i t I met ing our machine gunners a n d the C o m p a n y
a G e r m a n patrol d u c k i n g out of their sight C o m m a n d e r was k i l l e d . M y own platoon
just i n t i m e . T h e y passed w i t h i n five or six leader was wounded. T w o i n the s t o m a c h
feet of me. I found out later t h a t the a n d one i n the shoulder. I d i d n ' t get h i t ,
Jerries h a d infiltrated i n a r o u n d the gun thank G o d . "
positions a n d it was a miracle to get back.
Cappello, Frank L., P f c , Btry. B.,
F i v e hours later w i t h the wounded a n d C P
107th F . A . , M i d d l e t o w n
people, we got back to our lines, b y l u c k
" A t C l e r v e a u x at a D i v i s i o n a l rest
and bluff, and t h r o u g h the good leadership
camp, I was supposed to be t a k i n g a
of our C o m p a n y a n d B a t t a l i o n C o m -
vacation when the B r e a k t h r o u g h came a n d
manders. "'
we h a d to fight for our lives. I was w i t h the
Brooks, E l b r i d g e F . , C p l . , Service 110th i n f a n t r y for awhile a n d ended u p
B t r y . , 229th F . A . , Seymour w i t h the 447th A n t i - A i r c r a f t B t r y . W a s t h a t
" I t h i n k the G e r m a n people are cleaner I n f a n t r y rough? W a s I glad to get back to
t h a n most Europeans. A s for the rest of it the A r t i l l e r y ? Oui! Oui!"
I a m glad to be home w i t h m y w i f e . " Couture, E r n e s t A . , T / 5 , H q . C o . , 28th
Division, Plainfield
Burke, W a l t e r , S / S g t . , C o . H . , 110th Inf.,
" I hope this job is done once a n d for a l l ,
Terryville
a n d t h a t the growing generation w o n ' t
" I n the St. Sevier W o o d s i n N o r m a n d y
have it to do a l l over a g a i n . "
I saw m y first action. T h a t was the hedge-
r o w country, i t was terrible fighting, y o u Dellaripa, C h r i s t i e P f c , C o . D . , 110th
couldn't see a n y t h i n g . H C o m p a n y h a d Inf., H a r t f o r d
it worse there. W e lost t h i r t y men i n c l u d - " W h a t got me was a l l those places

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b l o w n to hell. W e l a n d e d i n F r a n c e at mowed us d o w n . W e headed for C l e r v e a u x
L e H a v r e . It was leveled to the ground, where the regimental P C was, t r y i n g
not a house was s t a n d i n g u p . " to join up w i t h t h e m . B u t , we couldn't get
into the t o w n , J e r r y h a d it completely
Detlefson, C l i f f o r d S., P f c , B t r y A . ,
surrounded. W e dug in the next night a n d
107th F . A . , W a t e r b u r y
sent out patrols to reconnoiter to get the
"Rundstedt's Breakthrough in Luxem-
score. W e h a d to wade a s w i f t l y flowing
bourg, the speed w i t h w h i c h he m o v e d
river b u t we a l l made i t to the other
a n d the fact t h a t n o b o d y could figure i t
shore safely a n d split u p i n t o smaller
out, is what I remember. W e h a d no i n -
groups. F o r the next few days there were
dication at a l l t h a t there was a n a t t a c k
about f o r t y men i n the group I was w i t h .
coming o n . "
W e h i d i n the woods b y d a y a n d traveled
Foraker, R o b e r t J . , T / 5 , C o . C , 110th at night b y compass heading northwest
Inf., H a r t f o r d for Bastogne. F o r seven long nights we
" W i t h about 60 m e n of C C o m p a n y I w a l k e d a l l night. W i t h o u t rations a n d
was trapped b e h i n d the J e r r y lines d u r i n g n o t h i n g at a l l to eat — I even ate the roots
the B r e a k t h r o u g h . W e held the t o w n of of the grass or a n y t h i n g I could find. Some
M u n c h a u s e n , L u x e m b o u r g for two days of the boys just couldn't s t a n d i t a n d
u n t i l our a m m u n i t i o n ran out a n d b a t t a l i o n wandered off. W e t r i e d to feel out a spot
ordered us to take off at 4:30 i n the m o r n - to break through the G e r m a n lines a n d
i n g . W i t h the t o w n encircled, we h a d to finally got out at M a r c h e , B e l g i u m , where
slip t h r o u g h the G e r m a n lines a n d we the 83rd D i v i s i o n was just digging i n .
crawled between two of their h a l f - t r a c k s W e got across the river on the last bridge
w h i c h were o n l y a h u n d r e d yards apart. just before our people blew it up. W e met
T h e Jerries must have been asleep. T h e r e a reconnaissance p a t r o l on the other side,
was no cover at a l l a n d they could have i n a jeep a n d a n armored car. T h e y gave

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us a case of C rations a n d a c a r t o n of I saw w h a t t h e y went t h r o u g h , I saw h o w
cigarettes, a n d t o l d us it was o n l y two t h e y suffered. T h e fighting t h e y d i d was
miles i n t o our lines. B o y ! D i d we take off magnificent. T h e i n f a n t r y deserves the
t h e n . O n l y 9 of those who made the t r i p credit. B u t , as for the a r t i l l e r y , the 229th
were not evacuated to hospitals. M o s t of is the best B a t t a l i o n i n the U . S. A r m y . "
the men who were w i t h me have been sent
Giesel, R o b e r t , S / S g t . C o . D . , 110th
home before our D i v i s i o n came for p o i n t
Inf., W i n d s o r
discharges.
" T h e a m a z i n g t h i n g about the war was
A t home a l l of us who were t r a p p e d
the s t a m i n a of the G I Joe a n d his a b i l i t y
b e h i n d the lines were officially reported
to keep going when he was really d o w n
missing for about t h i r t y d a y s . "
a n d out. I was even surprised at myself.
Foss, H a r r y C , P f c , C o . C , 110th Inf., W e made some p r e t t y t o u g h marches.
Bristol S i x t y miles or more in less t h a n four days,
" H u r t g e n Forest t h a t was the hardest under the most adverse conditions. T h e
t h i n g I saw. S m a l l arms, mortars a n d m u d was knee deep a n d we were c a r r y i n g
artillery — was there a n y t h i n g t h e y d i d n ' t those h e a v y weapons, machine guns a n d
use on us i n there? O u r C o m p a n y was mortars. I n t h a t four days we took a
using up one h u n d r e d replacements a day. dozen towns a n d m a n y prisoners. W e
T h e y t o l d me afterwards t h a t o n l y seven- even captured a G e r m a n m o r t a r , t u r n e d i t
teen men were left i n C C o m p a n y w h e n a r o u n d a n d used i t on t h e m . A l l this was
they were relieved b y the 8 t h D i v i s i o n . " in the d r i v e f r o m the Vosges to the R h i n e
on the C o l m a r f r o n t . "
Fowler, F r a n k E . , 1st L t . , B t r y A . ,
229th A r t . , B e t h e l Giza, W a l t e r S., P f c , B t r y C , 229th
" I w o u l d like to p u t i n a p l u g for the F . A . , West H a r t f o r d
i n f a n t r y , specifically the 1st B a t t a l i o n of " I t was just a slaughter-house at B r e s t .
the 112th I n f a n t r y . A s a forward observer T h e y threw e v e r y t h i n g at us b u t the k i t c h -

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-en sink. T h a t was the heaviest artillery a n d supplies u p to the front at the r i g h t
fire I ever was under.'' time. I a m glad to be back home but I
wish a l l m y old buddies were back w i t h m e . "
Goodlavage, E d w a r d W . , P v t . , C o . F . ,
110th Inf., Saugatuck Kowalsky, Stewart E . , P f c , C o . F . ,
" E u r o p e isn't too b a d but there is no 110th Inf., G l a s t o n b u r y
place like home. T h e y took a n a w f u l " T h i s war is just a lot of foolishness.
beating from our bombers. T h e cities are People wasting a lot of t i m e b u i l d i n g p i l l -
j u s t flattened right o u t . " boxes a n d digging foxholes when they
could be b u i l d i n g up a good c o u n t r y for
Kleczkowski, W i l l i a m , T / 4 , H q . , 229th themselves. E v e r y t h i n g is r i p p e d to hell
F . A . B n . , Rockville over there now. I t w i l l take more t h a n a
" I have been w i t h this outfit since couple of generations to r e b u i l d E u r o p e . "
N o v e m b e r , 1941 — one of the old-timers.
I missed out on the N o r m a n d y front b u t Leopold, Raymond M . , T/4, M . D . ?

I saw some of the rough parts in the 3rd B n . , 112 t h Inf., N a u g a t u c k


battles for the Bulge, C o l m a r , a n d the " I f there ever was a fellow who deserved
R u h r Pocket. T h e most impressive t h i n g the honest respect of every soldier it was
I saw was the grand cooperation of the C a p t . J i m T h o m a s of K C o m p a n y who
people back home pushing that equipment was killed b y a sniper i n the C o l m a r area.

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m y head. I was scared stiff. I managed to
crawl back to m y squad i n safety a n d got
out of t h a t area to continue w i t h the w o r k
of clearing a p a t h for supplies. I never
strayed out of sight of m y squad again.
M y happiest experience was c o u n t i n g
heads after we finished a job a n d found
t h a t a l l our outfit were safe. T h a t gives
y o u a w a r m feeling t h a t y o u w i l l always
remember."

Martell, W i l l i a m F . , P f c , C o . D . , 112th
Inf., Stonington
" I spent five months in the hospital a n d
was treated v e r y good b y the doctors a n d
the nurses there, but I was glad to be back
H e was a t a c t i c i a n and a strategist. H e to D C o m p a n y i n A p r i l . W e were billeted
was a great h u m a n being a n d a good sol- on the R h i n e i n a nice hotel a n d we h a d
dier. N o m a n was ever mere profoundly all the s w i m m i n g a n d recreation we w a n t -
missed. T h e w a y I got into the medics is ed."
a good story. A s a scoutmaster at home I
h a d taught f i r s t - a i d for some time. A n d , McGuire, C h r i s t o p h e r R . , Sgt,, C o . D . ,
when I was on guard a n d was shot b y a 110th Inf., W a t e r b u r y
sniper, I took care of the w o u n d myself " I h a d one good d a y over there. O u r
a n d extracted the bullet before I reported. C o m p a n y p u t on a p a r t y at M o r t a i n ,
T h e B a t t a l i o n surgeon asked me about i t , F r a n c e . W e hired a little b a n d , r o l l e d
and when I told h i m , he asked me to j o i n out the barrels; it was a fair d a y . "
the medics a n d I have been w i t h t h e m ever
Murray, T h o m a s J . , P f c , C o . E . , 112th
since."
Inf., H a m d e n
Liska, J a n A . , T / 5 , H q . C o . , 28th D i v . , " I spent most of a year i n E n g l a n d ,
Stratford w i t h the 303rd S t a t i o n H o s p i t a l . T h e
" O n e of the a m a z i n g things was the people are nice, treated us well, a n d i t ' s a
change i n reception we received f r o m the p r e t t y good country, but for me, I w i l l
F r e n c h a n d the Belgians when we liberated t a k e the S t a t e s . "
their countries a n d t h a t w h i c h we received
Pannella, Dominick G., P f c , Co. E . ,
at the time we came back t h r o u g h F r a n c e
112th Inf., E a s t Porchester
on the w a y home. It was a w a r m welcome
" A t W e t z l e r i n early A p r i l , as a n i n t e r -
we got on the w a y in a n d on the w a y out i t
preter I was i n charge of about 3,000
was s t r i c t l y a m a t t e r of dollars and cents."
Italians who h a d volunteered to w o r k i n
Mackin, Theodore A . , P f c , C o . H . , G e r m a n y . T h e y were fat, a p p a r e n t l y well
103rd E n g s . C o m b a t B n . , H a r t f o r d fed a n d must have been treated p r e t t y
" T h e first job I went out on was in the good. W h e n we came t h r o u g h there t h e y
H u r t g e n Forest, when I joined the outfit. were looting a n d c l u t t e r i n g up the r o a d .
A sniper let one go about two feet above W e rounded t h e m up a n d put t h e m i n a

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S t a l a g w h i c h the G e r m a n s h a d used to Stinson, Lawrence E . , C p l . , C o . D . ,
house A l l i e d prisoners of war. I was on 110th Inf., U n c a s v i l l e
t h a t assignment about three weeks before " W h a t got me was the w a y the people
we t u r n e d the Italians over to the U . S. and e v e r y t h i n g else i n G e r m a n y are w a y
M i l i t a r y G o v e r n m e n t setup. B e i n g a behind the times. T h e r e is no comparison
medic I was u n a r m e d . If I h a d a rifle, I between the E u r o p e a n countries a n d ours
a m sure I w o u l d have been tempted to use in l i v i n g conditions a n d standards a n d i n
it on some of t h e m . " habits a n d customs."

Reale, Charles, S / S g t . , C o . C , 112th Thompson, Charles B . , T / 4 . H q .


Inf., T h o m p s o n v i l l e B t r y . , 229th F . A . , B r a n f o r d
" I saw the whole show f r o m N o r m a n d y " T w o things impressed me in E u r o p e :
to V - E d a y on the R h i n e — t h a t is five F i r s t , the complete job of devastation t h a t
battle stars. T h e worst I saw was at the combined air a n d artillery inflicted
S c h m i d t , near A a c h e n where the G e r m a n s on E u r o p e a n cities a n d i n d u s t r i a l centers,
t h r e w e v e r y t h i n g they h a d to stop us. p r i n c i p a l l y i n G e r m a n y . T h e y really pasted
W e took it the first d a y a n d lost i t two t h e m . T h e other was the big k i c k I got out
days later. T h a t is the o n l y beating the of their agriculture, b o t h i n N o r m a n d y a n d
28th D i v i s i o n ever took, a n d we well made G e r m a n y . T h e y seem to get e v e r y t h i n g
u p for t h a t before the w a r was o v e r . " out of the soil w i t h S3 little to do w i t h . I n
observing the people, I came to the con-
Rohe, L y n n H . , P f c . C o . B . , 110th Inf., clusion t h a t there is as m u c h difference i n
Cheshire people as there is in folks basically, a l -
" O n e of the tough spots I was i n was a t h o u g h they differ i n customs a n d habits,
foxhole full of water near the R h i n e w i t h they are about the same everywhere."
the snipers p i n n i n g us down. W e c o u l d n ' t
move for three or four hours, t h e n the Voytek, Joseph, T / 5 , C o . B . , 110th Inf.,
t a n k s came t h r o u g h a n d k n o c k e d out the Bridgeport
snipers. T h a n k G o d for the t a n k s . " " W e just d i d a day's work t h a t is a l l .
I was w i t h the 242nd Coast A r t i l l e r y , a
Ryan, T h o m a s H . , P f c , C o . C , 112th C o n n e c t i c u t N a t i o n a l G u a r d outfit before
Inf., B r i d g e p o r t
" W h a t impressed me was the thousands
of homeless people. I n their faces y o u
could see resignation, but t h e y were in¬
dustriouslv going to work to clean up the
mess left b y the destruction of their homes
and cities."

Sorrentino, Warren H . , T/Sgt., Co. E . ,


112th Inf., N e w H a v e n
" A s far as the fighting goes, n o b o d y
likes t h a t , but once y o u get i n there
fighting y o u don't t h i n k of i t . It's sweating
it out before y o u go i n t o an a t t a c k t h a t
affects you more t h a n the a c t u a l c o m b a t . "

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the war. I went back i n t o the service i n boxes and machine gun nests. On the relation between officers a n d enlisted men, There is no place t h a t compares with
1944 a n d w o u n d up i n the i n f a n t r y , j o i n i n g second night the rest of the Division p a r t i c u l a r l y in the line a n d i n battle when America."
the 28th i n J a n u a r y , to see five m o n t h s ' of p u l l e d back. F o r four or five days we were we a l l w o r k e d together as one t e a m . "
Zdanczukas, John J . , P f c , Co. H . ,
fighting. I was a jeep driver. M y job was out of contact w i t h D i v i s i o n . O u r food a n d
Wilson, R o b e r t I., T / 5 , Serv. C o . , 112th 112th Inf., N e w B r i t a i n
to get up the supplies. I n the last two days a m m u n i t i o n lines were cut. W e couldn't " T h e F r e n c h I t a l k e d to i n G e r m a n y
Inf., G r e e n w i c h
of the last push we were m a k i n g i t t h r o u g h get our wounded out. A f t e r t h a t we went t o l d us that the people t h e y w o r k e d for
" T h e R h i n e l a n d is a beautiful c o u n t r y ,
m u d and snow a n d r a i n a n d sleet. W e h a d back to St. V i t h w i t h the Germans coming treated t h e m p r e t t y good, t h a t ' s i n the
the castles, the r i v e r a n d the vineyards.
to get out and push time after time. at us. W h e n one of our A r m o r e d D i v i s i o n s R h i n e l a n d , i t ' s a nice country, good farms,
T h e people there, l i k e a l l G e r m a n s , c l a i m well t a k e n care of, but this c o u n t r y is
T h a t was as tough as a n y t h i n g I h a d . " came t h r o u g h we rode out on their t a n k s
they are not N a z i s . T h e y tell y o u i n every good enough for m e . "
to reorganize. T h i s was o n l y the second
Watrous, George L . , S / S g t . , Co. D., house y o u go t h a t it is the last house on the
b a t t a l i o n of the 424th Inf. Regiment. It
110th Inf., N e w H a v e n next street where the N a z i s live. A s near Zongolowicz, Joseph J . , P f c , H q . , 2 n d
was the o n l y b a t t a l i o n of the Regiment B n . , 110th Inf., H a r t f o r d
" I have o n l y been w i t h the 28th D i v i s - as I could figure out they were a l l l i a r s . '
to get out. T h e other two battalions were " T h e country i n S o u t h G e r m a n y is
ion for a m o n t h . Before t h a t I was w i t h
trapped and lost." really beautiful. T h e i r ideas o n homes,
the 106th D i v i s i o n . W e were i n the lines Yuchnyk, George, C p l . , 192nd Pl
furniture, s w i m m i n g pools, trees, l a w n s ,
only two days when the G e r m a n B r e a k - Welch, R o b e r t W . , P f c , C o . F . , 110th Team, Bridgeport
a n d nice gardens are like the Americans*
t h r o u g h t h a t became the B a t t l e of the Inf., H a z a r d v i l l e " Y e a h , I saw P a r i s . T h e y ought to take i n m a n y ways. Some G e r m a n s are l i k e a b l e
B u l g e started. I was a m o r t a r observer on " I n just two weeks it w i l l be a year since the horns off the autos there, A m e r i c a n s but I saw the concentration camps. T h e
the night of the B r e a k t h r o u g h r e l a y i n g I went i n t o the line. One t h i n g t h a t i m - haven't got a chance i n t h a t traffic. I people i n t h e m were filthy, starved, half-
fire orders back to gun crews at their p i l l - pressed me about this A r m y was the close d i d n ' t see a n y t h i n g i n P a r i s I wanted. n a k e d , freezing a n d w o r k e d to d e a t h . "

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28th DIVISION BATTLE L O G
Normandy—Through F r a n c e a n d even- the towns of Vossenack, K o m m e r s c h e i d t
t u a l l y i n G e r m a n y itself, the 28th I n f a n t r y a n d S c h m i d t . A t the end of N o v e m b e r , its
D i v i s i o n blasted its w a y to success against H u r t g e n Forest mission completed, the
an enemy w h i c h referred to the K e y s t o n e division once again returned to the front
u n i t as the " B l o o d y B u c k e t " d i v i s i o n . where it h a d first pushed into the Siegfried
T h a t phrase described the fury of the L i n e . O n Dec. 15, 1944, the d i v i s i o n was
assaults w h i c h it launched shortly after stretched along a 25 mile front on the
l a n d i n g on the N o r m a n d y beaches J u l y O u r R i v e r from the northeastern t i p of
22, 1944. B y A u g . 28, the 28th was i n the L u x e m b o u r g to the v i c i n i t y of W a l l e n s t e i n .
t h i c k of the hedgerow fighting. A d v a n c e s
The Breakthrough—In this sector the
were made at a crawling pace while cities
Germans unleashed the full f u r y of the a l l -
like P e r c y a n d G a t h e m o a n d forests like
out effort to smash the A l l i e d line. V o n
St. Sever fell to i t . B u t b y A u g . 20, 1944,
R u n d s t e d t ' s legions were on the loose.
the d i v i s i o n could enjoy r o l l i n g down the
F i v e crack enemy divisions were h u r l e d
highways of F r a n c e . V e r n e u i l , B r e t e u i l
across the O u r R i v e r the first day of t h a t
a n d D a m v i l l e fell q u i c k l y .
G e r m a n winter offensive, a n d later the
Paris—The 28th h a d been effective i n 28th faced nine G e r m a n divisions. T h e
c l a m p i n g a pincers on a goodly portion of K e y s t o n e rocked under the weight of this
the W e h r m a c h t i n F r a n c e . N o w the job assault but it refused to become p a n i c -
became one of preventing G e r m a n units stricken. T h e defense b y the d i v i s i o n
trapped west of the Seine from escaping against V o n R u n d s t e d t ' s assault was
a n d the bag of prisoners grew. O n A u g . termed b y one correspondent as "one of
29 the d i v i s i o n entered P a r i s . There was the greatest feats i n the h i s t o r y of the
not time for rests, however. O n Sept. 6 the A m e r i c a n A r m y " . B y the time the 28th
division crossed the M e u s e R i v e r . Cross- was relieved it h a d t h r o w n the G e r m a n
i n g the B e l g i a n border, the 28th fanned timetable completely off schedule.
out a n d swept on a n o r t h - s o u t h line i n t o
L u x e m b o u r g . Average d a i l y advances Colmar—Early i n 1945 the d i v i s i o n
were 17 miles. went on to defend the M e u s e R i v e r a n d
the following m o n t h captured the s t o u t l y
Germany—Now the K e y s t o n e was set defended c i t y of C o l m a r . I t continued on
for the drive into G e r m a n y . G e r m a n y was b y crossing the R h i n e - R h o n e C a n a l a n d
entered on Sept. 11, only the Siegfried b y F e b . 23, 1945, i t took up positions
L i n e standing before the 28th. I t became along the Olef R i v e r near Schleiden,
the first division to enter the R e i c h i n G e r m a n y . I n M a r c h the 28th struck at
force. A f t e r h a m m e r i n g away at the enemy the A h r R i v e r . D u r i n g the weeks w h i c h
the d i v i s i o n was given another assign- followed the d i v i s i o n cashed i n on the dis-
ment, t h a t of securing the H u r t g e n Forest. organized condition of G e r m a n forces a n d
T h e a t t a c k there began N o v . 2, 1944. b y war's end was at K a i s e r l a u t e r n , G e r -
T h e men stormed t h r o u g h the forest a n d many.

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28th DIVISION FACTS
Nickname—Keystone D i v i s i o n . (Ger- Overseas Training — R e c e i v e d i n t e n -
mans called it the "Bloody Bucket" sive t r a i n i n g in Wales for six months a n d
Division.) i n E n g l a n d for three months.
Awards—109th Infantry Regiment
Shoulder Patch—A red keystone,
received the F r e n c h C r o i x de Guerre for
symbolic of the State of P e n n s y l v a n i a ,
capture of C o l m a r in F e b . 1945.
k n o w n as the K e y s t o n e State. D i v i s i o n
was composed i n 1917 of m e n from P e n n - Commanding General—Maj. Gen.
sylvania National G u a r d units. N o r m a n D . C o t a from A u g . 1944 to
present.
Date Inducted—On F e b . 17, 1941,
Component Units — 109th, 110th
units of the P e n n s y l v a n i a N a t i o n a l G u a r d
112th I n f a n t r y R e g i m e n t s ; 107th, 109th
gathered at I n d i a n t o w n G a p , P a . , to
a n d 229th (L) a n d 108th ( M ) F i e l d
consolidate into an I n f a n t r y D i v i s i o n .
Artillery Bns.
A, G. F. Training—Division t r a i n e d at Higher Commands—July, 1944, d i v i -
I n d i a n t o w n G a p , P a . , a n d i n A u g . 1941 sion was under F i r s t A r m y . O n M a r c h 16,
went to A . P . H i l l M i l i t a r y R e s e r v a t i o n , 1945 it was assigned to the T h i r d A r m y .
V a . , for maneuvers. I n J a n . 1942 the o u t -
Slogan—Roll On.
fit was sent to Camp Livingston, L a . ,
I n M a r c h , 1942, the d i v i s i o n came under
control of A r m y G r o u n d Forces a n d was
placed under the I V C o r p s of the T h i r d
A r m y . F r o m Sept. to N o v . 1942 the 28th
took p a r t i n T h i r d A r m y maneuvers i n
L o u i s i a n a . F r o m J a n . to M a r c h , 1943, the
28th received special t r a i n i n g i n a m p h i b -
ious warfare at C a r r a b e l l e , F l a . , a n d was
assigned to the V I I C o r p s of the Second
A r m y . I n A u g . 1943 the division began
almost two months of maneuvers in
mountainous terrain in West Virginia
after h a v i n g changed its permanent station
to C a m p P i c k e t t , V a . A m p h i b i o u s t r a i n i n g
was conducted b y the A m p h i b i o u s Force,
U . S . A t l a n t i c F l e e t , at C a m p B r a d f o r d ,
Va.

Left This Country—October 8, 1943,


for European Theater of Operations.

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28th DIVISION PICTURES
The Ships—U. S. S. G e n e r a l B r o o k e The Connecticut Men—Twenty-eight
w h i c h brought the 110th I n f a n t r y a n d 28th m e n of the 109th I n f a n t r y , at F t . D e v e n s ,
A u g . 9, picture, Page 4. F o r t y - o n e m e n of
Signal, B o s t o n , A u g , 2, p i c t u r e d on C o v e r .
the 112th I n f a n t r y , at Devens, A u g . 4, p i c -
T h e D i v i s i o n ' s B a n n e r on the U . S. A . T .
ture, Page 5. T w e n t y - s i x m e n of the D i v i -
James P a r k e r w h i c h brought the D i v i s i o n ' s sion A r t i l l e r y a n d Engineers, Devens, A u g . 3,
Artillery, Engineers, Ordnance, Head- picture, Page 6. P v t . D o r o t h y D e R o o s e ,
quarters a n d Special T r o o p s , B o s t o n , A u g . W A C , at C o m m o n w e a l t h Pier, B o s t o n ,
2, picture, Page 3. T h e S. S. Excelsior, greets three C o n n e c t i c u t m e n of the 110th
w h i c h brought the 108th F . A . B n . , a n d I n f a n t r y , Page 9. F o r t y - s i x m e n of the
110th I n f a n t r y , at D e v e n s , A u g . 3, picture,
d i v i s i o n a l Q M a n d Reconnaissance, B o s t o n
Pages 10 a n d 11. 1st L t . F r a n k E . F o w l e r ,
A u g . 5 t h , picture, Page 7. M e n coming
of 229th F . A . B n . , Devens, A u g . 4, p i c t u r e ,
ashore f r o m the U . S. S. T . G e n e r a l Bliss, Page 13. T h r e e 28th D i v i s i o n H q . m e n , R e d
B o s t o n , A u g . 3 r d . , w i t h the 112th I n f a n t r y , Cross m i l k a n d doughnuts, C o m m o n w e a l t h
picture, Page 8. P i e r , B o s t o n , A u g . 2, picture, Page 14.

28th DIVISION HISTORY


T h e 28th D i v i s i o n was organized i n 107th F i e l d A r t i l l e r y B a t t a l i o n has a h i s t o r y
Sept. 1917, at C a m p H a n c o c k , G a . , f r o m going back to service t h r o u g h the C i v i l W a r .
P e n n s y l v a n i a N a t i o n a l G u a r d troops. I t T h e 108th F i e l d A r t i l l e r y B a t t a l i o n dates
went overseas i n M a y a n d J u n e , 1918. I t back to 1840 a n d was the first u n i t to use
p a r t i c i p a t e d i n the C h a m p a g n e - M a r n e the name " N a t i o n a l G u a r d , " a n a d a p t a t i o n
defensive a n d the A i s n e - M a r n e offensive. of Napoleon's G a r d e N a t i o n a l e . T h e 109th
D i v i s i o n ' s o u t s t a n d i n g a c t i o n was i n the F i e l d A r t i l l e r y B a t t a l i o n h a d three separate
M e u s e - A r g o n n e offensive. One of its great companies supporting George W a s h i n g -
achievements was rescue of the famous ton's continental A r m y .
" L o s t B a t t a l i o n " of the 77th I n f a n t r y
D i v i s i o n i n the Argonne. D u r i n g operations
the d i v i s i o n took 921 prisoners a n d its
casualties totalled 13,980. D i v i s i o n re-
t u r n e d to U . S . i n spring of 1919. T h e 109th
I n f a n t r y R e g i m e n t , originally from S c r a n -
t o n , P a . , distinguished itself i n the M a r n e
battle. T h e 110th I n f a n t r y R e g i m e n t bore
the full b r u n t of Ludendorff's Peace
S t o r m " , a b i d to break t h r o u g h a n d
capture P a r i s . T h e 112th I n f a n t r y R e g i -
ment charged over the top at H i l l 201 near
C h a t e a u T h i e r r y . B a t t e r y " B " of the

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THE CONNECTICUT MEN
T h e names of the officers a n d men f r o m the 28th D i v i s i o n were compiled from a v a i l -
able official records a n d b y personal i n t e r v i e w . Omission of the names of some of the men
of the D i v i s i o n is possible despite every effort made to secure complete rosters:

A G A U S , Ben L . T/5 224 F r o n t St., N e w H a v e n


A L E X , Norman T/5 706 Stanley S t . , N e w B r i t a i n
A M A D E O , Paul J . Pfc. 30 M a d i s o n A v e . , H a r t f o r d
A M E S , Merle E . S/Sgt. 125 C o u r t St., N e w H a v e n
A N D E R S O N , George G . Pfc. 138 Rogers A v e . , M i l f o r d
A N D R E A C C H I O , Ralph J . Pfc. 136 G r e e n w o o d St., N e w B r i t a i n
A N D R E W S , Albert A . Cpl. 59 S m i t h A v e . , N o r w i c h
A N G U S , J o h n S. Cpl. 300 H a l l o c k A v e . , N e w H a v e n
A R C H A C K I , Walter J . Pfc. 276 H i g h St., N e w B r i t a i n
A R R I C O , Augustus M . Pfc. 75 M a r v i n S t . , S t a m f o r d
A U R I L I O , Samuel Pfc. 1617 M a d i s o n S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
B A G I N S K I , George H . Pfc. 64 B a n k St., P o r t l a n d
B A I O , Angelo A . Pvt. 269 W i n d s o r St., H a r t f o r d
B A L A M A C I , Epaminondas S/Sgt. 358 H a n o v e r St., B r i d g e p o r t
B A L D I N O , George Pvt. 66 H u d s o n St., N e w H a v e n
B A N K S , Albert L . T/5 167 A u b u r n R o a d , W e s t H a r t f o r d
B A R I L , Francis J . Pfc. 50 W e l t o n St., W a t e r b u r y
B A R R Y , George R . T/5 13 F i r s t S t . , P l a i n f i e l d
B A R T O L U C C I , Alfred J . T/5 30 H a l l St., A n s o n i a
B E C K , Stanley Pfc. 35 Shelburne R d . , S t a m f o r d
B I A T H R O W , Elry J . Pfc. 8 Lawrence St., H a r t f o r d
B O J A N O W S K I , Chester Pfc. M a i n St., T a f t v i l l e
B O O E , William A. Pvt. 144 G o l d e n H i l l , B r i d g e p o r t
B O U C H E R , Maurice J . Pfc. 421 N o r t h M a i n St., W a t e r b u r y
B R O O K S , Elbridge F. Cpl. 46 W o o d s i d e A v e . , S e y m o u r
B R U N E T T I , Anthony E . Pfc. 23 K e n n e d y St., H a r t f o r d
B U C K W O O D , Edward Cpl. 13 H u b b e l l S t . , A n s o n i a
B U R K E , Walter S/Sgt. 22 C h e s t n u t St., T e r r y v i l l e
B U R R E L L , Jarvis C. T/4 c/o B r i s t o l Nurseries, B r i s t o l
B U S C I L L O , Nicholas J . Pfc. 398 Center St., M e r i d e n
B U T T N E R , Robert J . Pfc. 1348 N . B r o a d S t . , M e r i d e n
C A L K I N S , Richard W. Pfc. 190 M a p l e St., N o r w i c h
C A P P E L L O , Frank L. Pfc. 10 G r i f f i n St., M i d d l e t o w n
C A P U T O , Joseph A . T/5 27 Orange St., S t a m f o r d
C A R O N E , Vincent Pfc. 93 P u t n a m St., N e w H a v e n
C A R P E N T E R , Darwin R. Cpl. 555 L e d g e w i c h A v e . , S t r a t f o r d
C A R R O L L , James G . Pfc. 392 L a u r e l A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
C A R R O L L , Leslie E . Pfc. R F D 1, B r o a d B r o o k
C H A G N O N , James R . Cpl. 179 C a m p St., M e r i d e n
C H I K A R , George J . Pfc. 41 H u r l b u r t St., N e w B r i t a i n
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C H O M I N S K I , Stanley Pvt. 22 M a i n St., Jewett C i t y
C O N K L Y N , Frederic E . Pfc. M a n a p a h St., W a t e r b u r y
C O R T I G A N O , Michael T/4 81 Russell St., W a t e r b u r y
C O S G R O V E , Donald F. Pfc. 45 N i a g a r a St., W a t e r b u r y
C O U T U R E , Ernest A . T/5 49 Second St., P l a i n f i e l d
C R A I N , William Pfc. 128 A l f r e d St., B r i d g e p o r t
C R E E M , Frank J . Pfc. Niantic River R d . , Waterford
C R I S T O F O R O , Dominick Pfc. 123 W . M a i n St., P l a i n v i l l e
C R O S S L A N D , Kenneth A . Pfc. 134 N o b l e St., W e s t H a v e n
C R U E S S , Robert L . T/Sgt. 148 C h i p m a n St., W a t e r b u r y
C U M M I N G S , Lewis G . Pfc. N e w Street, Ridgefield
C U S S O N , Leonard M . Pfc. 86 D y e r St., D a n i e l s o n
D A G E N I S , Maurice H . T/4 209 E . M a i n St., T o r r i n g t o n
D ' A M E L I O , Raffaele Pfc. 42 C e d a r St., N e w H a v e n
D ' A M O R E , Dominic J . Pvt. B o x 113, D e c a t u r St., C o s C o b
D A N I E L , Charles H . Pvt. 148 Barnes A v e . , F a i r h a v e n
D A V I D S O N , Harry P. Pfc. 78 P e r s h i n g St., H a r t f o r d
DAY, LOUIS M . T/5 35 M a i n St., K i l l i n g l y
D E L L A R I P A , Christie Pfc. 54 V i l l a g e St., H a r t f o r d
D e P A L M A , Ralph J . Pfc. 70 M a p l e St., B r i d g e p o r t
D E M A R S E L U S , Victor T/5 39 Wooster P L , N e w H a v e n
D E M A R T I N O , Marco A . S/Sgt. 155 H u r d A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
D E M I N G , Howard P. 2nd L t . 186 A r b o r D r i v e , S o u t h p o r t
D E N N I S O N , Robert I. Cpl. 116 H i g h St., M a n c h e s t e r
D E T L E F S O N , C l i f f o r d S. Pfc. 100 K e l s e y St., W a t e r b u r y
D E T M A R , Matthew A. T/S 45 W o o d l a n d Place, S t a m f o r d
D I C E R B O , Munzio M . Pfc. 104 Bluff A v e . , W e s t H a v e n
D O L L , Henry Jr. T/4 39 C h u r c h St., N e w H a v e n
D O N D E R O , Albert S/Sgt. 529 W o o d l a n d St., So. G l a s t o n b u r y
D O W D , Gerald D . Pvt. 21 A l t o n St., N e w H a v e n
D R O S T , Albin J . Pfc. 272 B u r r i t t St., N e w B r i t a i n
D U C E Y , Edward M . Pfc. 34 C h u r c h St., N e w M i l f o r d
D W I R K A , Edward C. Pfc. 139 W a r n e r St., Suffield
E G A N , Edward J . Pvt. 33 Y o u n g St., N e w H a v e n
E S P O S I T O , Pasquale J . Pfc. 81 W o l c o t t St., N e w H a v e n
F A R N H A M , Herman L . Pfc. 256 W o l c o t t A v e . , E a s t H a r t f o r d
F A U C H E R , Rouville J . Pfc. 118 Levesque A v e . , W e s t H a r t f o r d
F E L I C E L L O , Anthony T. Pfc. 76 Ponelle A v e . , N e w H a v e n
F E R R I E R , Roland G. Pfc. 504 N e w P a r k A v e . , W . H a r t f o r d
F O R A K E R , Robert J . T/5 555 Wethersfield A v e . , H a r t f o r d
F O R B E S , James L . Pfc. 627 B r o a d v i e w Terrace, H a r t f o r d
FOSS, Harry C. Pfc. 200 H i g h St., B r i s t o l
F O W L E R , Frank E . 1st. L t . 37 1/2 S o u t h St., B e t h e l
F R A T A N T O N I O , Anthony Pvt. 141 Silver St., N e w H a v e n
F R E E D M A N , John D . T/5 9 Lexington R d . , Hartford
F U S C O , Frank L. Cpl. 143 D o d g e A v e . , E a s t H a v e n
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G A B O R C A K , Joseph S. Pvt. 144 K e n t A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
G A R R Y , Robert W . Cpl. 238 M a i n S t . , S o u t h i n g t o n
G E I S E L , Robert S/Sgt. 4 Wolcott Ave., Windsor
G I N T Y , Bernard F . Pfc. 5 Foster S t . , D a n b u r y
G I T L I T Z , Louis Pvt. 174 Rosette S t . , N e w H a v e n
G I Z A , W a l t e r S. Pfc. 1299 B o u l e v a r d , W e s t H a r t f o r d
G J A N C I , A r t h u r I. Pfc. 443 C o n n . A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
G L E A S O N , Robert M . Cpl. 118 E a s t L i b e r t y S t . , D a n b u r y
G L E Z A , Steven Pfc. Yellow M i l l Village, Bridgeport
G L I D E R , Victor Maj. 256 W e s t l a n d S t . , H a r t f o r d
G O B E I L L E , Richard Pfc. 44 M a y n a r d St., P u t n a m
G O C L O W S K I , Henry A. Pfc. 8 P e c k St., N e w H a v e n
G O O D L A V A G E , Edward W. Pvt. 98 Saugatuck A v e . , Saugatuck
H A L I S H , John M . Pfc. 72 C h e s t n u t S t . , M i d d l e t o w n
H A M I L T O N , Robert M . Pfc. 106 F r a n k l i n A v e . , H a r t f o r d
H A R P E R , Samuel Pvt. 20 Beebe St., N a u g a t u c k
H A V E L E V I T C H , Joseph F . Pvt. 38 W i l s o n St., N e w B r i t a i n
H E I G E L , Arthur E . Sgt. 81 P e n n s y l v a n i a A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
H E N D E R S O N , Donald E . Pfc. 440 L a S a l l e St., N e w B r i t a i n
H E N T S C H E L , Walter C. Pfc. 145 Florence S t . , M a n c h e s t e r
H I C K I N G , C a r l O. T/5 R F D B o x 91, So. C o v e n t r y
H O D D I N O T T , Russell F . Pfc. 286 M a i n S t . , D a n b u r y
H O L L I S , David W., Jr. Pfc. 1 Joliet C t . , P o q u o n o c k B r i d g e , G r o t o n
H O W L E Y , Vincent F . Pvt. 4 M a i n St., Bethel
H U L L , Robert A . Pfc. 691 H u l l s F a r m R d . , Southport
H U R S T , Philip A . Pfc. 311 N o . E l m St., T o r r i n g t o n
I A N N O T T I , Richard D. Pfc. 69 C h e r r y S t . , W a t e r b u r y
I E R O N I M O , Sam J . Pfc. 84 S o u t h S t . , W a t e r b u r y
J A K U B O W S K I , John F. Pfc. 94 G r o v e S t . , N e w B r i t a i n
J O S E P H T H A L , Erwin R. Pfc. 79 T h o m p s o n St., W a t e r b u r y
K A N A V A L , Michael Pfc. 18 V o u g h t P L , S t a m f o r d
K A N E , Fenton G. Pfc. C411 Overlook Terrace, H a r t f o r d
K E E L E R , Franklin B. Pfc. 218 C a r r o l l A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
K I E R M A N , Hugh E., Jr. Sgt. 192 M a p l e w o o d A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
K L E C Z K O W S K I , William T/4 14 M o r r i s o n St., R o c k v i l l e
K L E I N , Allen C. T/5 56 K n o l l S t . , W a t e r b u r y
K O B A , Joseph F . Pfc. 69 L a f a y e t t e St., S t a m f o r d
K O K O S K A , Julian J . Pfc. 100 T w i s s St., M e r i d e n
K O P K O , John, Jr. Sgt. 79 V o u g h t Place, S t a m f o r d
K O V A C , Joseph J . Pvt. 418 P a r k St., B r i d g e p o r t
K O W A L S K Y , Stewart E . Pfc. 349 N a u b u c A v e . , G l a s t o n b u r y
K R A J E W S K I , Henry H . Pfc. P . O . B o x 48, M o n t v i l l e
K R A M E R , Otto F . Pfc. 27 C a t o o n a k St., Ridgefield
K R A W F S K Y , Raymond T. Pfc. 11 B y r o n R d . , M a n c h e s t e r
K S I E Z A K , Eugene A . Pfc. 56 F a c t o r y St., D e r b y
K U E N S T L E R , Leo M . Cpl. 104 Saugatuck A v e . , Saugatuck
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K U R L E , Arthur R. Pvt. B o s t o n Post R d . , M a d i s o n
K U R N I C K , Stanley P . T/5 102 G o l d S t . , N e w B r i t a i n
K U R S M A R K , Antone Pfc. Russell St., Jewett C i t y
L A N G E R , Edmund G. Pfc. 34 A r t i s a n S t . , F o r e s t v i l l e
L A O N E , Joseph F . Pfc. 57 S o u t h S t . , W a t e r b u r y
L A S A L A T A , Anthony W. Cpl. 159 Orange S t . , W a t e r b u r y
L A S H , James W . Pfc. 114 Saugatuck A v e . , W e s t p o r t
L A Y , Frank H . Pfc. 22 S p r i n g S t . , D e v o n
L e C L A I R , Donald A . Pfc. 490 Prospect A v e . , H a r t f o r d
L E N I H A N , John P. Cpl. 67 F i f t h S t . , D e r b y
L E O P O L D , Raymond M . T/4 Waterbury R d . , Naugatuck
L E S C I N S K Y , Victor A . Pfc. 141 B r o o k f i e l d A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
L E W I S , Kenneth C. Pfc. 25 N o . George S t . , M e r i d e n
L I S K A , Jan A. T/5 168 A p p l e t o n S t . , S t r a t f o r d
L I T K E , Arthura S/Sgt, 63 M c G u r n e s s S t . , T o r r i n g t o n
L O P E Z , Bruce M . Pfc. K n a p p St., Easton
L U K A S , John Pvt. 54 N o r w i c h S t . , H a r t f o r d
M A C I E J N Y , Walter J . Cpl. R F D N o . 1, U n c a s v i l l e
M A C K I N , Theodore A . Pfc. 945 Wethersfield A v e . , H a r t f o r d
M A D O R E , Ralph L. Pfc. 571 Z i o n S t . , H a r t f o r d
M A H E R , John G. 2nd L t . 50 G r o v e S t . , W i n d s o r L o c k s
M A J E S K Y , Walter E . Pfc. 348 J a c k s o n A v e . , S t a m f o r d
M A N E N D E , Lawrence V . T/5 120 H i g h S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
M A N G I N A , Daniel C. Cpl. 348 B e r k e l e y A v e . , W a t e r b u r y
M A R C E L L E , Joseph, J r . Pfc. 515 T h i r d A v e . , W e s t H a v e n
M A R M A N I L L O , Eliodoro Pfc. 245 D w i g h t S t . , N e w H a v e n
M A R T E L L , William T. Pfc. R F D B o x 44, S t o n i n g t o n
M A R T I N , William V. Pfc. 30 Colorado S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
M A T I S , John G. Pfc. 178 Clarence S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
M A U L U C C I , Sebastian Pvt. 53 C e d a r S t . , H a r t f o r d
M A Z I A R E K , Charles Sgt. 42 D e a n S t . , S t a m f o r d
M c B R I E N , Robert E . Pfc. 101 D a r u s H i l l , P o r t l a n d
M c G U I R E , Christopher R . Sgt. 40 Rose S t . , W a t e r b u r y
M c H U G H S , John P. Pfc. 70 A t w a t e r S t . , N e w H a v e n
M c K E N Z I E , Eugene K . Pfc. Poquonock Bridge, Groton
M E R C I E R , Albert Pvt. 126 H i l l s i d e A v e . , H a r t f o r d
M E R C I E R , George H . Pvt. R F D 4, B r o o k s R d . , W a t e r b u r y
M E S S M E R , George E . S/Sgt. M u l b e r r y St., P l a n t s v i l l e
M I L A N E S I , Edward W. Pfc. 53 P e r k i n s St., T o r r i n g t o n
M I L A N O , Samuel Pfc. 322 W i n t h r o p S t . , T o r r i n g t o n
M I L L E R D , John F. T/5 526 Pleasant St., W i l l i m a n t i c
M I S E R E N D I N O , William Pvt. 191 W o l c o t t S t . , N e w H a v e n
M I S K Y , Nickolas Pfc. M a t i a n u c k St., W i n d s o r
M O N G I L L O , William R. T/5 133 Greenwood S t . , N e w H a v e n
M O N T A G N A , Nicholas P . Pfc. 3018 W h i t n e y A v e . , M t . C a r m e l

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M U R R A Y , Thomas J . Pfc. 25 M a x e r A v e . , H a m d e n
N A K O N E C A N X Y , William Pfc. 209 M a i n S t . , D a n b u r y
N I E D Z W E C K I , Stanley W . T/4 36 G o l d S t . , N e w B r i t a i n
N O R T O N , Elmer W. Cpl. 162 M a i n S t . , T e r r y v i l l e
O ' C O N N E L L , George D . Pvt. 74 V a n d e n o r t St., P u t n a m
O L I V E R , Charles M . T/4 P . O . B o x 44, W . C o r n w a l l
O ' N E I L , Allan F. Pfc. 13 G a r d e n St., T h o m p s o n v i l l e
P A L A Z Z I , Peter E . Pfc. 46 Bissell St., M a n c h e s t e r
P A L L A D I N O , John R. Pfc. 885 N o . M a i n St., W a t e r b u r y
P A N N E L L A , Dominick T. Pfc. 85 P e m b e r w i c k R d . , E a s t P o r t Chester
P A T T E R S O N , Carl W. Pvt. 326 Sigourney St., H a r t f o r d
P A V A N O , John F. Pfc. 236 P e a r l S t . M i d d l e t o w n
P E C K I N G H A M , Bennett C. Pfc. D o g b u r n R d . , Orange
P E L T I E R , Kenneth W. Pfc. Bricktop Rd., Willimantic
P E T O S A , Emilio E . Pfc. 123 Greene St., B r i s t o l
P I E R C E , Douglas E . S/Sgt. 82 H i g h l a n d A v e . , W a t e r b u r y
P R U Z I N S K Y , Joseph M . Pfc. 107 H o r a c e St., B r i d g e p o r t
P U C C I O , Anthony J . Pfc. West Taylor Ave., Norwalk
P U L V E R , Ray W. Pfc. 49 D a v e n p o r t St., S t a m f o r d
P U S K A R Z , Eugene R . Pfc. 13 N a s h S t . , N e w B r i t a i n
R A D I N , Morris M . Pfc. 600 George St., N e w H a v e n
R E A L E , Charles S/Sgt. 38 R u s s e l l S t . , T h o m p s o n v i l l e
R H O D E S , J o h n S. Pfc. 55 O x f o r d D r i v e , E a s t H a r t f o r d
R I C C I O , John J . T/5 124 Lee A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
R I T U C C I , Louis G . Pfc. 145 P l a z a A v e . , W a t e r b u r y
R O B A R G E , Arthur 1st. Sgt. 26 P e c k S t . , N o r w i c h
R O H E , Lynn H . Pfc. R F D 2, J i n n y H i l l R d . , Cheshire
R O L F E , Burton W. Sgt. 73 Oneco A v e . , N e w L o n d o n
R O M A N , Ferdinand A . Cpl. 40 M a g n o l i a S t . , N e w B r i t a i n
R O M A N , Paul J . Pfc. 159 J u d s o n A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
R O O T , James H . Pvt. 233 Orange S t . , W a t e r b u r y
R O S C O E , H o w a r d S. Pfc. 4 H i g h St., N e w M i l f o r d
R U O C C O , Pasquale T/5 111 Freene S t . , N e w H a v e n
R Y A N , John J . S/Sgt. 101 A t l a n t i c St., S t a m f o r d
R Y A N , Thomas H . Pfc. 475 P e a r l H a r b o r S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
R Y D E L , Aloysius P . Pfc. 20 L a S a l l e S t . , N e w B r i t a i n
R Y D Z Y , Theodore J . Pfc. 86 W e s t S t . , T h o m p s o n v i l l e
S A P I A , John A . Pfc. 19 B r o o k S t . , H a r t f o r d
SASIEWICZ, Edward G. Pvt. 117 Newfield A v e . , H a r t f o r d
S C A R P E L L O , Salvatore Pfc. 6 H a n f o r d B l o c k , So. N o r w a l k
S C H R A D E R , Henry J . T/5 83 L i n c o l n A v e . , T o r r i n g t o n
S C H U C H A R D T , Theodore L . Pfc. 35 Soule S t . , Jewett C i t y
S C H W A N K A , Reinholdt S/Sgt. H i g h t St., T e r r y v i l l e
S E B E S T Y E N , William A. Pfc. 74 N i c h o l s S t . , F a i r f i e l d
S E E L E Y , George N . T/5 9 F r e d e r i c k St., H a r t f o r d

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S H E A , Harry J . Pvt. B o x 100, S o u t h E n d R d . , P l a n t s v i l l e
S I M M O N S , Samuel E . Pfc. 11 G r e y R o c k P l . S t a m f o r d
S K I N N E R , Edgar M . Pvt. R F D N o . 1, B o x 49, Oakdale
S M O R A G I E W I C Z , Charles E . Pfc. 64 1/2 W a r d S t . , H a r t f o r d
S O P E N S K Y , Paul P. Pfc. 9 B r a n c h St., Waterbury
S O R R E N T I N O , Warren H . T/Sgt. 191 W h a l l e y A v e . , N e w H a v e n
S P A D L I N O , William P. Pvt. 1040 P e m b r o k e A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
S T A N T O N , William J., Jr. Cpl. Lakeville
S T A R O N , Albert P. Pfc. 161 Clarence St., B r i d g e p o r t
S T E V E N S , Robert C. Pfc. L a k e St., Manchester
S T I N S O N , Lawrence E . Cpl. R F D B o x 177, U n c a s v i l l e
S U D D A R T H , M a l c o l m O. Sgt. 9 C o n c o r d S t . , So. N o r w a l k
S U L L , E d w a r d S. Pfc. 4399 M a i n S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
S V E N S S O N , Erik Pfc. Y M C A , East P u t n a m , Greenwich
S W A R T Z , Walter A . 1st. L t . 370 N o . F r o n t St., N e w H a v e n
T A B O R , Stanley A . Pfc. 108 Seymour St., N e w B r i t a i n
T A B O R Y , Louis J r . Sgt. T u r k e y H i l l R d . , Green's F a r m s
T A R A S A V I T C H , Joseph Pfc. B o x 45, R F D , T h o m p s o n v i l l e
T H O M P S O N , Charles B . T/4 1 Harbor St., Branford
T O N U C C I , Julio Pvt. 2421 M a i n S t . , H a r t f o r d
T R O E G E R , Howard L. Pfc. 95 Cliff St., N o r w i c h
T U R E K , Henry W. T/Sgt. 30 F a r m i n g t o n A v e . , N e w B r i t a i n
V A N Y O , Joseph T/Sgt. 751 Ogden St., B r i d g e p o r t
V I N C E N Z O , Joseph A . Cpl. 32 M a p l e S t . , Warehouse P o i n t
V O Y T E K , Joseph T/5 538 H a l l e t t S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
W A L E N C Z Y K , Zigmund Pfc. B o x 171, M a p l e A v e . , M o n t v i l l e
W A T R O U S , George L . I l l S/Sgt. 16 T i l t o n St., N e w H a v e n
W E A V E R , Ray H . Pfc. 10 B a r t l e y A v e . , T h o m p s o n v i l l e
W E L C H , Robert W . Pfc. M a i n St., Hazardville
W E L C H , William J . Pfc. 282 H a l l o c k A v e . , N e w H a v e n
W E I S S , Herbert W . Pfc. B l d g . 34, Success P a r k , B r i d g e p o r t
W E R P E C H O W S K I , Felix P. Capt. H u r o n R d . , L a k e Beseck, M i d d l e f i e l d
W E S T C O T T , Walter K . Pfc. 17 R e n w i c k St., S t a m f o r d
W H I T E S E L L , Roderick Pvt. 665 F a r m i n g t o n A v e . , H a r t f o r d
W I C K S O N , John H . Pfc. R F D N o . 1, Oakdale
W I L S O N , Robert I. .. T/5 Sound View C t . , Greenwich
W I T S I L , Frank W. Pfc. Wilton
W O O D , Homer G . 1st. L t . 37 T u r n e r A v e . , H a m d e n
W O O D A R D , - Ernest P. Cpl. North Canton
W O O S T E R , Frank E . T/4 R F D 2, C a r r i n g t o n R d . , B e t h a n y
Y A B R O S K Y , Joseph Sgt. 378 Webster St., U n i o n v i l l e
Y O U N G , Paul W. Pfc. 15A Forest S t . , M a n c h e s t e r
Y U C H N Y K , George Cpl. 645 U n i o n A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
Z A C H A R E W I C Z , Julius J . Pfc. 16 N o r t h S t . , D a n b u r y
Z D A N C Z U K A S , John J . Pfc. 134 W i n t e r S t . , N e w B r i t a i n
Z O N G O L O W I C Z , Joseph J . Pfc. 106 M o n t r o s e S t . , H a r t f o r d
Z O S S , Oscar E . Pvt. 25 Second S t . , B e a c o n F a l l s