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35th - Santa Fe - Division


October 1945
35th DIVISION COMES HOME
B r i n g i n g home the m i l l i o n t h soldier to chestra a n d singing star M a r t h a R a y e ,
reach the U . S. since V - E D a y , the 3 5 t h as w e l l as a service b a n d .
(Santa F e ) I n f a n t r y D i v i s i o n a r r i v e d i n A b o a r d the Queen M a r y on the t r i p
N e w Y o r k a b o a r d the super-liner Queen across the A t l a n t i c was a group of B r i t i s h
M a r y , Sept. 10. T h e m a i n b o d y h a d been dignitaries, headed b y F l e e t A d m i r a l S i r
preceded b y one of its u n i t s , the 137th J a m e s S o m e r v i l l e , chief of the B r i t i s h
I n f a n t r y R e g i m e n t , w h i c h l a n d e d at C o m - m i l i t a r y mission to the U . S., a n d G e n e r a l
m o n w e a l t h P i e r , B o s t o n , A u g u s t 31. S i r H a r t i n g s I s m a y , personal m i l i t a r y a d -
H e r sides covered w i t h g a u d y banners, viser to P r i m e M i n i s t e r C l e m e n t A t l e e .
the Queen M a r y was far f r o m her usual I n contrast to the t i m e r e q u i r e d b y slow-
p r i m self as she steamed i n t o N e w Y o r k . m o v i n g t r a n s p o r t s , the Queen Mary
She carried m e n of the 134th a n d 320th made the v o y a g e f r o m S o u t h a m p t o n to
I n f a n t r y R e g i m e n t s ; the 127th, 161st, N e w Y o r k i n four a n d a half days.
216th, 219th F i e l d A r t i l l e r y B a t t a l i o n s ; U n d e r plans o r i g i n a l l y announced b y
the 60th E n g i n e e r B a t t a l i o n ; the 110th the A r m y , the 3 5 t h D i v i s i o n was to re-
M e d i c a l B a t t a l i o n ; the 35th C a v . R e c o n . assemble, after the m e n h a d completed
T r o o p ; the 3 5 t h C I C D e t a c h m e n t ; the their furloughs, at C a m p B r e c k i n r i d g e , K y .
194th P . I . T e a m ; H q . B t r y . , 35th A r t i l -
lery. A l s o a b o a r d the Queen M a r y were
CONNECTICUT SERVICEMEN'S
the 35th M e d . C o . , Q . M . C o . , S i g n a l C o . ,
COMMEMORATIVE BOOKLET
the 735th O r d . M t n . C o . , M P C o . , a n d Vol. I Oct. 1, 1945 No. 17
H e a d q u a r t e r s a n d Special T r o o p s . CARLETON B. CLYMA, Editor
T h e 137th R e g i m e n t , after l a n d i n g at This booklet on the homecoming of
B o s t o n , staged t h r o u g h C a m p M y l e s the 35th (Santa Fe) Division from the
S t a n d i s h , near T a u n t o n , M a s s . F r o m there European war was prepared for the men
C o n n e c t i c u t m e n were sent to F o r t by the Office of the Governor, as an a d d i -
tion to the souvenirs and memorabilia
Devens, Mass. of those who served i n the E u r o p e a n
T h e m a i n b o d y a r r i v i n g on the Queen Theater of Operations.
M a r y was sent for staging to C a m p K i l m e r , The courtesies and assistance of public
N e w B r u n s w i c k , N . J . , f r o m where C o n n e c t - relations officers, at the ports and at the
F o r t Devens' Reception Station greatly
i c u t troops were routed to F o r t D e v e n s . facilitated the gathering of the material
T h e p o i n t score for discharge was l o w - for this booklet. The group pictures are
ered while the d i v i s i o n was enroute to from Signal Corps photographs. The cover
the U n i t e d States. C o n s e q u e n t l y , at F o r t picture is from the N e w Y o r k D a i l y News.
T h e B a t t l e L o g herein was prepared by
D e v e n s the m e n went t h r o u g h a screening the Office of Technical Information, A r m y
process. Those w i t h h i g h p o i n t scores were G r o u n d Forces.
prepared for discharge. T h e remainder A l i m i t e d number of copies are available
were granted their 30 d a y furloughs, for distribution to Connecticut men of the
D i v i s i o n . T h e y can be secured by written
w h i c h were to expire f r o m O c t . 4 to 15.
request to the Office of the Governor, State
T h e 35th, as President T r u m a n ' s o l d Capitol, Hartford.
D i v i s i o n , received a gala reception i n N e w Reproduction of original material is
Y o r k . O n h a n d to serenade the fighting permissible only with written authorization.

men were T o m m y D o r s e y a n d his or-


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35th DIVISION FACTS
Nickname — S a n t a F e , name given i t L o u i s i a n a maneuvers, then was assigned to
i n W o r l d W a r because its members, f r o m guard Southern C a l i f o r n i a . U n d e r Second
K a n s a s , M i s s o u r i and N e b r a s k a descended A r m y i t was reorganized as a t r i a n g u l a r
f r o m pioneers who blazed old S a n t a F e division M a r c h 1, 1942; it was assigned to
Trail. A r m y G r o u n d Forces i n J a n u a r y , 1943,
Shoulder Patch & Origin — Santa under I I A r m o r e d Corps, San L u i s Obispo,
F e Cross, employed i n the old days for C a l . , assigned to the I I I C o r p s , C a m p
markers along S a n t a F e T r a i l ; p a t c h c o m - R u c k e r , A l a . , from A p r i l to November,
posed of white cross w i t h i n outer circle of 1943, then p a r t i c i p a t e d i n Tennessee m a -
blue, d i v i d e d into quarters, a n d inner circle neuvers a n d later m o v e d to C a m p B u t n e r ,
of white. N . C . with X I I I Corps.

Source of Division — N a t i o n a l G u a r d
Left This Country — M a y , 1944 for
(Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska).
ETO.
History — D i v i s i o n o r i g i n a l l y formed
A u g u s t , 1917 f r o m u n i t s whose traditions Commanding General—Maj. Gen.
date back to 19th C e n t u r y and I n d i a n W a r . P a u l W . B a a d e (then B r i g . Gen.) J a n . 1943.
T h e d i v i s i o n was organized for W o r l d W a r
at F t . Sill, Okla., from N a t i o n a l G u a r d
u n i t s of M i s s o u r i and K a n s a s . F i r s t element A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
a r r i v e d i n F r a n c e M a y 11,1918. A f t e r t r a i n - OF THE UNITED STATES
ing i n F r a n c e ; d u r i n g M e u s e - A r g o n n e offen-
President T r u m a n sent a radiogram of
sive, the d i v i s i o n a t t a c k e d f r o m Sept. 26,
congratulations to his old outfit, the 35th
to O c t . 1, 1918, t a k i n g towns of V a u q u o i s , Infantry D i v i s i o n , as it neared N e w Y o r k
Varennes, C h e p p y , C h a r p e n t r y a n d Baul¬ on its homeward t r i p .
ny. I n October i t was relieved b y 1st I n -
f a n t r y D i v i s i o n a n d proceeded to Vavin¬ The President said:
court A r e a , relieved 15th F r e n c h C o l o n i a l
" S l i g h t l y over twenty-six years ago the
D i v i s i o n in Sommedieue, a n d later relieved original 35th D i v i s i o n returned to the
8 l s t I n f a n t r y D i v i s i o n . R e t u r n e d to U . S . U n i t e d States after doing what we knew
A p r i l 20, 1919. was a good job and a permanent one. The
country acclaims the present 35th D i v i s i o n
W h e n the 35th was fighting i n F r a n c e
as it acclaimed the original. Y o u have
d u r i n g the W o r l d W a r , i t h a d as a F i e l d earned the everlasting gratitude of us a l l .
A r t i l l e r y officer, C a p t . H a r r y S. T r u m a n . G o d grant that we may make better use
J u s t 27 years afterward, President T r u - of this crusade than we d i d of the other."
m a n stopped i n A n t w e r p , enroute to a
M a j o r General P a u l W . Baade, Com-
B e r l i n parley w i t h P r i m e M i n i s t e r C h u r c h -
mander of the 35th, replied:
h i l l a n d M a r s h a l l S t a l i n , a n d inspected a
g u a r d of honor of his o l d outfit, the 137th " T h e officers and men of your old D i v i s i o n
join me i n expressing their appreciation
Infantry.
for your message. W e , too, pray that the
Reactivation Date — December, 1940. suffering and bloodshed endured b y our
Training — After t r a i n i n g at Camp comrades shall not have been i n v a i n . "

Robinson, A r k . , division took part in


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35th DIVISION BATTLE L O G
Omaha Beach — 35th D i v i s i o n sailed following d a y i t took Saargeumines a n d
f r o m E n g l a n d J u l y 4, 1944 a n d f r o m J u l y crossed Saar. A d v a n c e ended when V o n
5-7 its troops poured i n t o O m a h a B e a c h , R u n d s t e d t l a u n c h e d B a t t l e of B u l g e .
near C o l l e v i l l - s u r - M e r e , mission being
Bastogne — P l u n g i n g i n t o a c t i o n D e c .
St. L o , gateway to F r e n c h interior. J u s t
27, i t beat off a t t a c k s b y four divisions a n d
before d a w n J u l y 11, following barrage b y
w i p e d out threat to right flank of Bastogne
200 d i v i s i o n guns, the doughboys drove
h i g h w a y . D i v i s i o n swung to S o u t h where
f o r w a r d . Close in-fighting resulted u n t i l
bulge break threatened a n d helped to stem
L a Meauffe was reached, then deeply en-
it, t h e n outfit sped 292 miles n o r t h to j o i n
trenched N a z i s ' defense stiffened. H o w -
N i n t h A r m y . O n reaching R h e i n b e r g , the
ever, Y a n k a r t i l l e r y a n d doughboys finally
35th became last of N i n t h A r m y elements
drove G e r m a n s f r o m t o w n . E l e m e n t s
to reach R h i n e , later crushing N a z i s p i n n e d
pushed on to " P u r p l e H e a r t C o r n e r " a n d
i n Wesel pocket a n d d r i v i n g i n t o R u h r .
took k e y defense t o w n of C h a t e a u S t .
A f t e r 13-day assault, i t crushed V i l l e r s ,
Gilles.
L u t r e b o i s fell after fierce five-day fight a n d
St. Lo—Elements launched drive n o r t h L u t r e m a n g e was t a k e n J a n . 11.
of S t . L o , i m m e d i a t e objective being t a l l , Holland — D i v i s i o n then sped to A l -
f o r b i d d i n g H i l l 122, d o m i n a t i n g the t o w n . sace to help t i g h t e n defense; f r o m there i t
D r i v e carried to E m i l i e w h i c h fell i n j u m p e d non-stop nearly 300 miles to
house-to-house combat. Between July M a a s t r i c h t , H o l l a n d , relieving 155th B r i t -
15-17 N a z i s counterattacked 12 times, ish B r i g a d e F e b r u a r y 6 a n d t a k i n g p o s i -
n e t t i n g o n l y 100 yards. J u l y 18 d i v i s i o n tions i n G e r m a n y along R o e r R i v e r f r o m
launched fierce, coordinated assault w i t h A n n e n d a l l south to K r a u d o r f .
air power a n d t a n k s on H i l l 122. A t day's
Germany — Jump-off for R h i n e came
end, 35th controlled H i l l 122, road to S t .
F e b . 23, u n i t crossed R o e r at H i l f a r t h and
L o was open a n d 134th Intelligence a n d
rolled 30 miles along flank of Siegfried
Reconnaissance P l a t o o n entered city.
L i n e i n less t h a n a week, t a k i n g 23 towns
D i v i s i o n plunged across C h e r b o u r g p e n i n -
i n two days. D i v i s i o n converged on D r u p t ;
sula a n d threw back counterattack w h i c h
b y M a r c h 11, the 35th completed reduc-
threatened A v r a n c h e s . T o east it recaptured
t i o n of Wesel Sector a n d stood before
ground near M o r t a i n a n d rescued 30th
Wesel B r i d g e a n d the R h i n e . T h u s the task
D i v i s i o n ' s famed "lost b a t t a l i o n " .
of spearheading N i n t h A r m y to final c r u s h -
Across France — D i v i s i o n took l o n g ing of G e r m a n y fell to a crack I n f a n t r y
string of towns i n drive spearheaded b y outfit t h a t h a d t r a v e l e d 1300 miles t h r o u g h
4th A r m o r e d D i v i s i o n . S t i l l streaking France, Belgium, Luxembourg, H o l l a n d
across F r a n c e , it crossed L o i n g , Seine, a n d into G e r m a n y . T h e d i v i s i o n took
L o i r e , M a r n e a n d M e u s e R i v e r s and b y R e c k l i n g h a u s e n A p r i l 3 a n d a week l a t e r
middle of September took N a n c y . O n D e c . H e r n e fell. F o l l o w i n g c a p i t u l a t i o n it was
5 i t sent its first shot into G e r m a n y , on d u t y i n the M a y e h area, J u n e 23.

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35th DIVISION STORIES
EDITOR'S NOTE: Memories of the E u r o p e a n experience w i l l blur with the passing of years.
Accuracy will diminish. Details w i l l become vague and half forgotten. T o record, i n black and white
here and 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 35th were asked for their own stories and i n their
own words they are here so recorded:

Anderson, Arnold W., Cpl., Co. G., Armstrong, George E . , P f c , C o . M . .


320th Inf., H a m d e n . 137th Inf., W a t e r b u r y .
" T h e G e r m a n girls l i v i n g near K o b l e n z " I was t h r i l l e d when I stood g u a r d for
l i n e d u p along the streets early i n the m o r n - the President last J u l y at Brussels. I saw
i n g when we left to see us off. T h e y were the President, a l t h o u g h he d i d n ' t get close
sorry to see us go. B u t I t h i n k t h a t was b y me. E v e n t h o u g h I stood g u a r d five
m a i n l y because the F r e n c h were c o m i n g i n hours, I d i d n ' t m i n d i t a b i t ; it was a
to take over the t o w n . " pleasure. I saw G e n e r a l Eisenhower a n d
all his staff."
Anderson, R i c h a r d K , T / 5 , 320th Inf.,
Bridgeport. Berkins, P a u l D . , T / 4 , 35th S i g .
" I d i d n ' t t h i n k m u c h of the F r e n c h . Co., M t . Carmel.
T h e y seemed to be b a c k w a r d . T h e y were " S t . L o was the worst, because we were
slow to r e b u i l d . B u t we could get good green. T h e G e r m a n s h a d more planes, m e n
cognac a n d wine t h e r e . " a n d m a t e r i a l i n there t h a n t h e y ever h a d
later on. W e d i d n ' t have a hell of a lot of
Arciola, C a r m e n J . , P f c , C o . A . , 134th
l a n d a n d t h e y could easily have pushed us
Inf., W e s t p o r t .
back i n t o the w a t e r . "
" I found out the reason w h y we beat the
great G e r m a n A r m y one d a y i n F r a n c e .
Brunet, Joseph A . , T / 5 , 35th S i g . C o . ,
I t was on the 8 t h of October i n Fasseux,
Meriden.
about 40 miles f r o m N a n c y . W e went u p
" T h e r e was one n i g h t when I r e a l l y
there to relieve the 137th I n f a n t r y . T h e t o w n
thought I was going to get i t . I was d r i v i n g
was supposed to have been secured. F o r
across the bridge over the R h i n e r i v e r i n
some reason the K r a u t s w a n t e d i t back.
M a r c h . A J e r r y plane came over a n d our
T h e y counterattacked four days i n a row.
ack ack h i t a barrage balloon. T h e gas i n
F o u r of their tanks entered the t o w n a n d
the balloon exploded a n d l i t u p the whole
captured one of the platoons a n d cut off
bridge area a n d gave a w a y our c o n v o y
our C P w h i c h was getting ready to s u r -
w h i c h was supposed to be secret. T h e n the
render. Somehow t h r o u g h the guts a n d w i l l
Jerries raised hell w i t h us. I was scared as
of the m e n we fought t h e m off a n d held the
hell. I really thought I was going to get
t o w n . T h e n one of our t a n k destroyers
it t h a t n i g h t . "
came u p a n d k n o c k e d out three t a n k s a n d
we finally disorganized t h e m . T h e n we Callahan, James E . , P v t . , A n t i - T a n k
were relieved. T h e platoon w h i c h was C o . , 320th Inf., H a r t f o r d .
captured was rescued b y the t a n k destroy- " T h e precision b o m b i n g of our A i r
ers." Force impressed me more t h a n a n y t h i n g
THE SS CRISTOBAL, DOCKING AT BOSTON, AUGUST 31, 1945

else over there. One t o w n we went t h r o u g h Jerries were d u g i n the woods about 200
w h i c h was about the size of H a r t f o r d was yards beyond. A s we came u p over the
levelled i n fifteen minutes b y 700 bombers, crest of the h i l l they opened u p on us a n d
a c c o r d i n g to w h a t the people t o l d us there. e v e r y b o d y h i t the snow. A lieutenant made
T h e G e r m a n people's homes were m u c h motions to me to take the c o m p a n y d o w n
cleaner t h a n a n y other c o u n t r y i n E u r o p e . along the r i g h t flank where there was
T h e G e r m a n s treated the G I better t h a n p l e n t y of cover. So I j u m p e d u p a n d s t a r t e d
t h e F r e n c h — m a y b e i t was because they to y e l l a n d r u n d o w n the flank a n d e v e r y -
were conquered. I never saw a t o m a t o or b o d y got u p a n d followed me. W e cleared
a n ear of corn grow i n G e r m a n y . " out the woods a n d we lost contact w i t h
Cusano, E m m i d d i o C , Sgt., C o . E . , part of the other companies. C a p t a i n
134th Inf., H a m d e n . Ireland asked me to take a contact p a t r o l
" W e were t r y i n g to keep the r o a d to and establish contact w i t h the other c o m -
Bastogne open on N e w Y e a r s D a y . T h e r e panies. W e made contact w i t h the c o m -
were t w o other companies, G a n d E , a n d panies a n d got b o t h parties together a n d
we came up over this b a l d h i l l . I t h a d been dug i n . O n the m o r n i n g of the 3 r d , I took
s n o w i n g . T h e h i l l was white w i t h bodies a p a t r o l out a n d k i l l e d three K r a u t p a r a -
m a k i n g silhouettes on the horizon. T h e troopers. O n t h a t p a t r o l we f o u n d out

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where the J e r r y machineguns a n d mortars boy s h o u l d have been dead b u t was o n l y
were a n d zeroed i n our a r t i l l e r y on t h e m . slightly hurt. A bullet from a G e r m a n
N e x t m o r n i n g we a t t a c k e d a n d w i p e d out b u r p gun went i n t o his helmet at t h e
the Jerries i n the woods. I was h i t i n the m i d d l e of his forehead a n d came out
h a n d a n d went back to the h o s p i t a l . T h e y t h r o u g h the helmet at the back of his
gave me the S i l v e r S t a r for those three head, b u t the b u l l e t d i d n ' t go t h r o u g h
d a y s of a c t i o n . " his head. Deflected going i n , i t went
a r o u n d the r i g h t side of his head. H e h a d
Dobeck, F r a n k , P f c , 3 5 t h M P P l a t o o n ,
a grazing w o u n d of the scalp, recovered,
Kensington.
and l i v e d to fight another d a y . "
" T h e y brought us u p to the front lines
as i n f a n t r y replacements, b u t w h e n we got Funicella, Saverio, P f c , C o . D . , 320th
there t h e y made us M P ' s . W e t h o u g h t we Inf., S t a m f o r d .
were getting a good deal. T h e y took three " I was i n the Bastogne deal i n the B u l g e
of us new fellows a n d p u t us g u a r d i n g a battle i n J a n u a r y . I never saw so m a n y
bridge w i t h six of the older M P ' s a n d six dead Jerries before as I saw d u r i n g t h a t
engineers. D u r i n g the d a y we h e a r d shells battle. T h e bodies were p a r t l y covered b y
c o m i n g i n . T h e corporal, who we figured the snow. T h o s e of some of our m e n were
k n e w a l l a b o u t i t , t o l d us they were l a n d i n g i n the same snow, t o o . "
about two miles a w a y a n d there was n o t h -
i n g to w o r r y about. T h a t n i g h t a l l the Gorfain, A l e x A . , P f c , M . D . , C o . F . ,
older guys went to sleep i n the culverts 137th Inf., N e w B r i t a i n .
a n d fox holes. B u t one of the new guys a n d " A b o u t 1800 y a r d s i n front of the lines
I went to sleep i n a shed a n d the other guy i n G r a m e c y F o r e s t we c o u l d see a
was still g u a r d i n g the bridge. P r e t t y soon w o u n d e d m a n . W e h a d some new m e n i n
— a b o u t 12 or 1 o'clock—there was a hell the lines at the t i m e . B y m o r n i n g , t h r o u g h
of a blast. ' H e y , d i d y o u hear t h a t ? ' glasses, i t s t i l l l o o k e d l i k e a Y a n k . T h e y
I said to the guy w i t h me. ' Y e a h , ' he said, called for volunteers so I went out. I t w a s
'but d o n ' t w o r r y , the corporal said t h e y ' r e d o w n a h i l l t o w a r d the enemy a n d across
l a n d i n g two miles a w a y . ' P r e t t y soon there an open field to get to h i m . I thought
was another blast. B y t h a t t i m e the t h e y w o u l d get me on t h a t d o w n h i l l , b u t
corporal was l o o k i n g for us. H e f o u n d us we h e l d fire a n d t h e y d i d . I guess t h e y
and t o l d us to get the hell i n t o the culvert. k n e w . W h e n I got to h i m i t was a K r a u t ,
T h e next m o r n i n g we saw fifty shrapnel b o t h legs b r o k e n b y shrapnel. W h i l e I
holes i n the shed. L u c k y we were l a y i n g was fixing h i m u p , a K r a u t a i d m a n came
d o w n on the floor!" out a n d helped. H e w a n t e d to give u p a n d
come over to our lines w i t h the w o u n d e d
Fabian, Nicholas A . , P f c , H q . Co., m a n b u t t w o S S m e n came a n d made h i m
1st B n . , 134th Inf., F a i r f i e l d . go back w i t h t h e m . T h e y w o u l d n ' t t a k e
" T h e best t i m e i n m y life was w a l k i n g the w o u n d e d m a n back to t h e i r lines. I
u p the gangplank at Southampton, said I needed half a n hour to get h i m t o
E n g l a n d , to come h o m e . " ours a n d i t was agreed. I went back, got
Foster, H o l l i s J . , C a p t . , M . D . , 137th help, i m p r o v i s e d a l i t t e r a n d we took h i m
Inf., N e w Britain. i n a n d sent h i m back to a h o s p i t a l . H e
" I t was i n the R u h r P o c k e t t h a t I h a d l i v e d o k a y . I t ' s true I refused a c i t a t i o n
one of the most u n u s u a l i n j u r y cases. T h e b u t t h a t ' s because t h e y d i d n ' t give one

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ON T H E SS CRISTOBAL, BOSTON, AUGUST 31, 1945

t o the men who brought h i m i n w i t h me. Hoffman, Oswald E . , P f c , B t r y . B . ,


T h e y were i n just as m u c h danger. W e 161st F . A . , N e w B r i t a i n .
c o u l d n ' t t r u s t those K r a u t s . " " I was on detached service for a short
Hansen, Edward, T / 5 , Regtl. H q . , while at a ' D P ' (Displaced Persons) c a m p
320th Inf., Springdale. i n M a r i e n t h a l , G e r m a n y , a n d i t was the
" T h o s e large towns over there i n most interesting w o r k I h a d ever done i n
G e r m a n y a n d F r a n c e were p r e t t y w e l l the A r m y . T h e D P ' s were r o l l i n g along the
beaten u p . U n d e r the conditions t h e y were roads a n d clogging t h e m u p , h i n d e r i n g our
l i v i n g , the F r e n c h people d i d p r e t t y w e l l .
troops. W e got t h e m a l l i n t o the c a m p —
I saw more snow i n the Vosges m o u n t a i n s
about 7,000 of t h e m . T h e y were about the
t h a t I h a d ever seen i n N e w E n g l a n d . T h e
sorriest things I saw there. N o n e of t h e m
m u d d i e s t hell-hole I ever saw was F r a n c e . "
k n e w w h a t was going to h a p p e n to t h e m
Hansen, M a r t i n A . , P v t . , C o . F . , 134th
next. T h e y used to gang u p o n G e r m a n s ,
Inf., W a t e r b u r y .
looted their homes a n d k i l l e d their cattle
" T h e 88's impressed me most while I
for food. T h e y l i k e d us v e r y m u c h . I was
was there. T h e y fired direct fire at us a n d
i n the m i l i t a r y government for a while, too.
t h e y were fast. T h e y weren't as accurate as
t h e y were fast, though. T h e y d i d n ' t have T h e y came to me w i t h t h e i r complaints
t o be v e r y accurate because they t h r e w a a n d I h a d to be a M r . A n t h o n y to solve
l o t of i t at us. T h e i r 120 m o r t a r is a p i p , some of their p r o b l e m s . "
too."

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Kingsbury, Harry W., P f c , Anti-tank I was i n F r a n c e , H o l l a n d , L u x e m b o u r g
C o . , 137th Inf., N e w B r i t a i n . and G e r m a n y . "
" A b o u t m i d n i g h t one n i g h t we p u l l e d
Lopresti, Joseph V . , Sgt., C a n n o n C o . ,
out of S t . H i l a i r e . I hopped on one of the
320th Inf., B r i d g e p o r t .
last t r u c k s . G e r m a n planes h a d been
" T h e r e ' s a lot of things to remember a n d
b o m b i n g us for several nights. D o w n the
there's a lot of things y o u w a n t to forget.
r o a d at a Y - f o r k traffic was j a m m e d , a
W h a t always a m a z e d me was the w a y t h e y
m i x - u p over the r i g h t road to get to b i v o u a c
can move a n a r m y a r o u n d as fast as t h e y
areas. I hopped off, got some correct
do. N o sooner y o u get f r o m one place to
directions for our c o m p a n y a n d t h e y
another, r i g h t a w a y y o u are r i g h t i n there.
m o v e d out. N o b o d y was a r o u n d to t a k e
St. L o was really rough, a n d t h a t hedgerow
care of outfits t h a t k e p t c o m i n g so I j u s t
fighting was p l e n t y r o u g h . "
took care of t h e m , g i v i n g t h e m the dope
on where to go even t h o u g h i t wasn't m y Maran, E d w a r d C , P f c , H q . 3 r d B n . ,
job. I d i d t h a t about four hours u n t i l 134th Inf., N o r w i c h .
M P ' s showed u p a n d t o o k over. D a y s " I saw fence posts m o v i n g d u r i n g the
later I hear I ' m being recommended for a night i n a B e l g i a n village near Bastogne
S i l v e r S t a r for g a l l a n t r y , for not seek- for six nights. I was outposted near a
i n g shelter a n d for resourcefulness. I cemetery for t h a t l o n g a n d the fence posts
d o n ' t believe i t u n t i l one d a y I get the were w a l k i n g a n d every m o n u m e n t i n t h a t
c i t a t i o n a n d later the m e d a l . Because I cemetery seemed to be a s t a n d i n g fort for
w o n a m e d a l I get p i c k e d to give a b r o a d - the G e r m a n a r m y . T h r o u g h o u t the days
cast to N e w E n g l a n d , b u t I can't find a n d nights, there was a continuous barrage
a n y b o d y who h e a r d i t t h a t C h r i s t m a s D a y . of artillery f r o m b o t h sides. O u r a r t i l l e r y
L a t e r I was i n the outfit p i c k e d as honor made a v e r y nice picture when i t burst i n
g u a r d for President T r u m a n w h e n he the tree t o p s . "
came over. I took some good photos. Marchan, R a y m o n d J . , P f c , Co. I.,
N o n e came out. G e r m a n film." 134th Inf., B r i s t o l .
" I remember one t i m e when I was g l a d
Knudsen, Frederick H . , T / 5 , M . D . ,
m y rifle j a m m e d . W e were going t h r o u g h
134th Inf., H a m d e n .
these woods right after crossing the R h i n e .
" I ' l l a l w a y s remember the c h i l d r e n of
There were two of us i n the lead, as lead
E u r o p e . T h e y h a d n o t h i n g . T h e y were
scouts. W e spotted four G e r m a n squads
dressed i n rags. T h e y were d i r t y a n d
digging i n their machinegun nests. A p p a r -
h u n g r y , a n d l i v e d i n p i g pens. N o n e of
ently they d i d n ' t hear us coming. W h e n we
t h e m k n e w w h a t a bar of c a n d y looked l i k e
spotted t h e m , we spread out. W e came
u n t i l we came over there. Y o u w o u l d n ' t
u p o n one squad. T h e fellow w i t h me made
w a n t to raise children over there. A m e r i c a n
a n o i s e — I guess he broke a b r a n c h , or
children s h o u l d be t h a n k f u l t h e y are over
something. W h e n they heard t h a t , t h e y
here, not over t h e r e . "
swung their machinegun a r o u n d a n d a i m e d
LaFauci, Eugene C , P f c , M . D . , it at us. B u t they d i d n ' t fire. W e threw o u r
137th Inf., W a t e r b u r y . rifles up to fire. M i n e j a m m e d . So, the
" I found t h a t most G I ' s t a l k m o s t l y five G e r m a n s gave u p ! M a y b e if m y rifle
about women a n d the other people t h e y d i d go off they w o u l d have fired. I ' m j u s t
see. T h a t was true i n the year a n d a half as glad it d i d n ' t go off!"

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Marinelli, Charles C , S/Sgt., Co. B . ,
320th Inf., S o u t h i n g t o n .
" T h e w o r k our planes a n d a r t i l l e r y d i d
over there was terrific. T h e towns of M u n -
ster a n d W e s e l d i d n ' t have a b u i l d i n g
s t a n d i n g when we got there. As a
m a t t e r of fact, there was h a r d l y a w a l l
s t a n d i n g i n either p l a c e . "

Marszalek, Stanley F . , P v t . , Co. G . ,


134th Inf., W a u r e g a n .
" W h a t I enjoyed was the G e r m a n c o u n -
t r y along the R h i n e . I t ' s beautiful there.
I d i d n ' t have m u c h to do w i t h the G e r -
mans at a n y t i m e , b u t I saw a lot of t h e m .
W e h a d rounded u p thousands a n d t h o u -
sands of t h e m i n t o a prison camp w h i c h
Morgio, George A . , P f c , A n t i - T a n k C o . ,
stretched along the R h i n e . W e saw t h e m
134th Inf., W e s t H a v e n .
there a n d went right along. W e ignored
" W h i l e l a y i n g minefields near M e t z on
them."
September 28, the G e r m a n s opened u p on
Matusko, J o h n , P f c , C o . M . , 134th us w i t h their 88's a n d I was h i t i n the
Inf., B r i d g e p o r t . shoulder a n d leg. J u s t as I was l e a v i n g to
" I ' l l never forget w h a t we saw at the go to a hospital i n the rear, the Jerries
Gardelen a t r o c i t y camp near H a n o v e r , broke t h r o u g h . T h e y d i d n ' t gain m u c h
G e r m a n y . R e t r e a t i n g before the advance though. O u r m e n checked t h e m before
of our armies the G e r m a n s were herding they got v e r y f a r . "
hundreds of c i v i l i a n slave laborers, m o s t l y
Moseley, Anthony J . , Cpl., Co. B.,
Russians, ahead of t h e m to prevent us
320th Inf., N e w L o n d o n .
from l i b e r a t i n g t h e m . B u t we came on too
" T h e t h i n g w h i c h made the biggest
fast a n d to get r i d of the slaves the
impression on me was our homecoming
G e r m a n s crowded hundreds of t h e m i n t o a
i n N e w Y o r k harbor. J u s t seeing our S t a t -
b i g b a r n , covered t h e m a n d the b a r n w i t h
ue of L i b e r t y again a n d k n o w i n g better
benzine a n d set t h e m afire. M a y b e there
now what it stands for a n d the reception
were thousands of t h e m i n there, a n d those
we got i n the harbor was a t h r i l l I ' l l never
who got out of the b u r n i n g b a r n a n d r a n
forget."
for it were mowed d o w n w i t h point b l a n k
machinegun fire. T h a t ' s the w a y i t must Nally, George P . , P f c , C o . A . , 134th
have been a n y w a y ; i t looked like t h a t Inf., N e w H a v e n .
when we got there about 48 hours after i t " T h o s e G e r m a n s sure are liars. L a s t
happened. W e saw the h a l f - b u r n e d bodies winter i n L u x e m b o u r g , d u r i n g the B u l g e
l a i d out i n long rows. T h e G e r m a n s h a d battle we were being bothered b y sniper
b u r i e d t h e m i n pits, a n d the first A m e r i c a n fire, so our sergeant, three other guys a n d I
troops t h a t came i n made the G e r m a n s went out to t r y to find t h e m . W e finally
d i g t h e m out again a n d give t h e m a decent spotted t h e m l a y i n g down. One h a d a
b u r i a l . A t the time I saw it a l l I felt t h a t b u r p gun a n d the other h a d a rifle. W e
I could shoot every G e r m a n I s a w . " captured t h e m . T h e guy w i t h the b u r p
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gun said he just got out of the A i r F o r c e Pinchera, H e n r y T . , Sgt., C o . B . , 134th
a n d he never shot a n y A m e r i c a n s . T h e Inf., H a r t f o r d .
other guy said he w a s n ' t a sniper. H e was " I t was p r e t t y rugged. One t h i n g I ' l l
just lost f r o m his outfit, he said. B o y , are never forget was when I was shot at b y a
they l y i n g son-of-a-guns!" machinegun about 25 feet a w a y . I was
first scout a n d went i n t o a b u i l d i n g i n
Openchofski, Henry J . , P f c , Co. L . , Bastogne. A s I opened the door I d i s -
134th Inf., J e w e t t C i t y . covered i t was f u l l of K r a u t s . I s l a m m e d
" J u s t before crossing the R u h r R i v e r the door a n d stayed i n the doorway. I
i n F e b r u a r y , the G e r m a n s were shelling saw a G e r m a n peering a r o u n d a c u r t a i n
the east b a n k of the river. W h e n the b a r - i n the w i n d o w a n d he was getting ready
rage started, I was w a l k i n g along t o w a r d to shoot me. So I p u l l e d out a grenade a n d
the b a n k to get on a boat to take us across. threw i t into the w i n d o w . A s I started to
I h i t the d i r t when it began, b u t I got h i t r u n t o w a r d the other b u i l d i n g where the
i n the a r m while l a y i n g there. A f t e r s t a y i n g rest of m y outfit was, the machinegun
i n a t o w n near the E l b e for a few days u p i n the second floor started to p u m p
where they patched me up, I returned to m y a w a y at me. I zigzagged across the street.
outfit a n d took part i n the occupation of W h e n I got back there, we called up C o .
H a n o v e r for a while before c o m i n g h o m e . " C h a r l i e a n d they w a i t e d u n t i l n i g h t f a l l .
A t t h a t time they flanked the b u i l d i n g a n d
Ourfalian, Peter, T / 5 , Serv. B t r y . , a t t a c k e d . T h e Jerries gave u p . A t d a w n
219th F . A . , B r i d g e p o r t . t h e y f o u n d eight dead G e r m a n s i n the
" A shell fragment h i t a n a m m u n i t i o n b u i l d i n g who were k i l l e d b y the h a n d
t r u c k i n M o r t a i n , F r a n c e , on A u g u s t 10 grenade I threw i n there. I got the B r o n z e
d u r i n g an a i r r a i d . A gas can at the rear of S t a r M e d a l for t h a t one."
the t r u c k started to b u r n . W e were i n fox
Rubinowski, Victor J . , Cpl., A n t i -
holes when i t happened. So we j u m p e d out
T a n k C o . , 320th Inf., B r i s t o l .
of the holes a n d p u t the fire out before i t
" T h e long R h i n e R i v e r is what impressed
reached the a m m u n i t i o n . W e h a d to take
me most over there. T h e towns of K o b l e n z
t h a t chance because if we d i d n ' t the a m m o
a n d N i e w i e d i n G e r m a n y were nice, clean
w o u l d have exploded a n d we p r o b a b l y
towns a n d either w o u l d be nice to l i v e i n
w o u l d have been k i l l e d a n y w a y . T h e y gave
because they're along the river a n d are
me the B r o n z e S t a r m e d a l for t h a t . "
v e r y p r e t t y . T h e y m a k e champagne a n d
wine there. T h e best wine is made t h e r e . "
Pacia, E d w a r d J . , P f c , C o . D . , 320th
Inf., M i l l d a l e . Santi, A l b e r t , P f c , C o . C , 110th M e d .
" O u r outfit was one of the closest A m e r i - B n . , Bridgeport.
can u n i t s to B e r l i n . W e met the Russians " I t ' s p r e t t y rough u p i n the front lines.
there. T h e y seem to be good fighters a n d I went across the R h i n e b y ambulance one
are v e r y f r i e n d l y . " day. T h e Jerries were shelling the bridge.
I thought I was going to get it t h a t d a y .
Peal, W i l l i a m A . , P v t . , C o . D . , 320th I ' l l tell y o u w h a t I t h i n k about the G e r -
Inf., W a t e r b u r y . mans i n their o w n l a n g u a g e — ' T h e y ' r e n i x
" T h e best d a y i n E u r o p e for me was goot.' I don't like their w a y of l i v i n g a n d
the d a y they t o l d us we were coming h o m e . " the w a y they treated people."

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Sobolewski, A n t h o n y , S / S g t . , C o . A . ,
134th Inf., H a r t f o r d .
" W e came p r e t t y close to being crushed
to death b y G e r m a n t a n k s one d a y after
the Jerries h a d c a p t u r e d us. I t was i n
Fasseux, F r a n c e , near N a n c y on October
the 8 t h . T h e i r t a n k s o v e r r a n our positions
while we were h o l d i n g out i n the t o w n a n d
t h e y c a p t u r e d our p l a t o o n . T h e y l i n e d us
up on a h i g h ridge. T h e r e were about 15
of us. One K r a u t was going to take a t a n k
a n d r u n over us. A s he came u p to us, we
r a n b e h i n d a tree. J u s t t h e n one of our
t a n k destroyers sneaked u p a n d k n o c k e d of chickens a n d decided to f r y t h e m . W e
out the three t a n k s . I t a l l happened w i t h i n went i n t o a cellar of a house i n M a r v e y ,
a half hour after we were captured. I t was near Bastogne. T h a t was sometime in
just like i n the m o v i e s . " December of last year. J u s t as soon as we
were ready to eat t h e m , an 88 l a n d e d a n d
Spring, L a w r e n c e R . , T / 4 , C o . I.,
there was chicken a l l over the place. T h a t
134th Inf., E a s t L y m e .
was the first chicken w h i c h flew i n more
" T h e d a y I got h i t is the d a y I r e m e m -
directions t h a n one at the same time after
ber best. I t was N o v . 10, i n the G r a m e c y
it h a d been cooked. So, we settled for
W o o d s , near N a n c y , F r a n c e . W e were
another can of C - R a t i o n s . "
going i n on a t t a c k a n d c o m i n g u p along
side a wooded area under h e a v y a r t i l l e r y Tretiak, Stephen A . , P f c , M . D . , 320th
fire. I t was accurate fire, a n d i t came i n Inf., A n s o n i a .
h e a v y for about 20 m i n u t e s , a n d 20 " I was impressed b y the conditions
m i n u t e s of t h a t is a l o n g t i m e . I got h i t i n among the Germans' R u s s i a n slave
the legs a n d two of m y buddies got i t . laborers when we liberated t h e m at
W e lost half the c o m p a n y before the G l a b a u c h i n G e r m a n y . T h e camp was
barrage l i f t e d . I was i n the h o s p i t a l for filthy—too d i r t y to t a l k about. There were
three months. I ' l l give those nurses a l l the no s a n i t a r y facilities. P l e n t y of the R u s -
credit i n the w o r l d . T h e r e are no words to sians h a d T . B . A lot of t h e m h a d been
express how good t h e y are to y o u . " beat u p ; a l l of t h e m were mistreated. T h e
Stojak, Joseph S., P v t . , C o . M . , food was b a d a n d there was nowhere near
134th Inf., B r a n f o r d . enough of i t . T h e y were j a m m e d i n to the
" I thought m u c h better of the G e r m a n barracks a n d their condition was more
people as far as their h a b i t s of personal p i t i f u l t h a n I can tell y o u about. A f t e r
cleanliness a n d s a n i t a t i o n were concerned seeing t h a t camp, I don't t h i n k the G e r -
t h a n I d i d of the other E u r o p e a n peoples. mans are h u m a n beings."
G e r m a n y has b e a u t i f u l , w e l l k e p t farms Tucker, A l v i n F . , S / S g t . , C o . A . , 137th
a n d gardens, b u t as far as I a m concerned Inf., E a s t H a r t f o r d .
I prefer C o n n e c t i c u t . " " W e thought the F r e n c h t o w n of S t .
Tommasi, Michael G., P f c , Co. C , J e a n w o u l d be easy to take, b u t there
134th Inf., M i d d l e t o w n . were 400 Germans i n i t near the G e r m a n
" I remember the time we caught a couple border. T h e y counterattacked, getting a l l
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but 26 of the 90 men of A a n d C C o m p a - D i v i s i o n u n t i l J u l y . T h e y took a n a w f u l
nies t h a t went i n . O n l y one lieutenant was shellacking i n the B a t t l e of the B u l g e
left w i t h us. W e h i d i n a b a r n . T h e o n l y where we lost two r e g i m e n t s . "
t h i n g t h a t saved us after t h a t was the
Zajac, F r a n c i s A . , P v t . , A n t i - T a n k C o . ,
fall of darkness, coming just i n t i m e .
320th Inf., M e r i d e n .
I was so sure I ' d be t a k e n t h a t I t h r e w
" T h e weather over there is t e r r i f i c — i t ' s
a w a y two G e r m a n pistols—we heard
always r a i n i n g . I t gave me a great satis-
they shot prisoners c a r r y i n g G e r m a n
faction to see G e r m a n y t o r n up. A n o t h e r
arms. T h e y returned w i t h t a n k s , firing
t h i n g w h i c h stood out i n m y m i n d were
88's, grenades a n d bazookas into the b u i l d -
the b r i c k buildings there. I saw o n l y one
ings. W h e n night fell we went out the back
wooden house i n G e r m a n y . K i d s come out
door a n d got a w a y as they came i n the
of a d i r t y house a n d are clean. T h e y looked
front.
v e r y cute. I t made me homesick to see
" T h a t was T h a n k s g i v i n g D a y of last
t h e m because i t r e m i n d e d me of m y l i t t l e
year, the best T h a n k s g i v i n g there ever
girl back h o m e . "
was. N e x t day the cooks w a r m e d over
the roast t u r k e y s from the day before— Zarrella, Dominick V., T / 4 , M . D . ,
there was p l e n t y of e v e r y t h i n g w i t h so 320th Inf., W a t e r b u r y .
few to eat i t , a l l the fixings f r o m c r a n - " A n y b o d y who was i n the medics w i l l
berry sauce to candy. T h e c h a p l a i n , who remember always our i n f a n t r y soldiers'
always came r o u n d after a n action, spoke suffering. N o m a t t e r how b a d conditions
to us. I ' l l never forget i t . " were, our i n f a n t r y d i d wonders. They
always took their objectives. One of the
Turner, A l b e r t J . , P f c , C o . B . , 134th rough spots was G r a m e c y Forest, near
Inf., W a l l i n g f o r d . N a n c y , i n F r a n c e . T h e G e r m a n s were
" O n the 15th of J u l y , we j u m p e d on firing point b l a n k at our i n f a n t r y a n d
H i l l 122 near St. L o . W e were r u n n i n g i n t o anti-aircraft self-propelled 88mm's. It
h e a v y m o r t a r a n d a r t i l l e r y fire a n d i t was tough going for a while a n d we lost
p i n n e d us d o w n for about three a n d a half quite a few men, b u t we finally got
hours. W e moved about 300 to 400 yards a through."
day. F i n a l l y we got to the top of the h i l l
Zelski, Stephen J . , T / 5 , M . D . , 320th
w i t h about o n e - t h i r d of the c o m p a n y left.
Inf., W a t e r b u r y .
T h a t was the worst four days we h a d over
" I ' l l always remember Bastogne a n d
there. I ' m sure glad to be back home a g a i n . "
so w i l l a n y b o d y else t h a t was there. T h e
weather was bitter cold, our men were
Yates, George F . , P f c , M . D . , 320th l i v i n g i n foxholes, m a n y of t h e m suffered
Inf., S t a m f o r d . frozen feet. If y o u took off y o u r shoes, y o u
" I w i l l remember longest the suffering couldn't get t h e m back on. I t was hell
of our i n f a n t r y — t h e conditions under getting the wounded out w i t h h e a v y
w h i c h they h a d to l i v e , the terrible weather, a r t i l l e r y a n d screaming meemies c o m i n g
the long intervals when K - R a t i o n s was the i n . Those meemies c o m i n g i n make a noise
o n l y food. H o w h a r d i t was for t h e m to just like a siren. T h e y are not as accurate
sleep a n d how often a n d how steadily they as artillery, b u t i t ' s the a w f u l scream t h a t
were under fire. I was w i t h the 106th gets y o u . "

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THE CONNECTICUT MEN
T h e names of the officers and men from the D i v i s i o n were compiled from available official records and
by personal interview. 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 K O W S K I , Nelson J . T/5 4 Rose St., N o r w i c h


A N D E R S O N , Arnold W. Cpl. 66 G i l b e r t A v e . , H a m d e n
A N D E R S O N , Richard K . T/5 5030 M a i n St., B r i d g e p o r t
A N T I C O L I , Florenzo H . S/Sgt. c/o N r e s k o , W a t e r t o w n
A R C I O L A , Carmen J . Pfc. 45 F r a n k l i n St., W e s t p o r t
A R M S T R O N G , George E . Pfc. 1902 B a l d w i n St., W a t e r b u r y
A V O L E T T A , Peter A . Pfc. 21 Spencer A v e . , W a t e r b u r y
B A R N E S , K e n n e t h I. Pfc. B o x 18, W e s t G r a n b y
B A R T H O L O M E W , Clifford C . T/5 R F D 2, B r a n f o r d
B A R T O N E , Nicholas F . Pfc. 100 W o o d St., W a t e r b u r y
B A T I G N A N I , Serafino Pfc. 507 F r o n t St., H a r t f o r d
B E A R D S L E Y , George J . Cpl. 147 E a s t A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
B E C K E R , Elbert A., Jr. Pfc. 280 P a r k A v e . , T o r r i n g t o n
B E C K E R , Peter O. Pfc. A m i t y Road, Bethany
B E N E D E T T O , Mennato T. Pfc. 32 C h e s t n u t S t . , W e s t H a v e n
B E R K I N S , Paul D . T/4 3154 W h i t n e y A v e . , M t . C a r m e l
B E S S E T T E , William F. Pfc. R o u t e 1, S o u t h C o v e n t r y
B I R M I N G H A M , John R. Cpl. 60 W i n s h i p St., H a r t f o r d
B L A N C , Felix H . B . Cpl. 60 L o v e l y St., U n i o n v i l l e
B O U R N I V A L , Fernand J . Pfc. 376 M i l l S t . , W a t e r b u r y
B O W E N , John J . Pfc. 61 W i l l i a m St., W e s t H a v e n
B O Y L E , Raphael W . 2nd L t . 76 S. R i v e r St., T h o m p s o n v i l l e
B R A D L E Y , Homer L . Pfc. 640 T u n x i s H i l l R d . , B r i d g e p o r t
B R A N C H A U P , Raymond P. Pfc. 488 S o u t h St., B r i s t o l
B R A T T , Donald G. Cpl. W e s t Suffield
B R I C U G L I O , Leo Pfc. 135 B e d f o r d S t . , H a r t f o r d
B R O W N , I r v i n g S. Cpl. 19 A r c h St., A n s o n i a
B R U N E T , Joseph A . T/5 42 Reservoir A v e . , M e r i d e n
B R U N O L I , Fred J . Pfc. E d d y St., A v o n
B R U S I C K , William Pfc. 4 R o d Road, Kensington
B U T L E R , David C. 1st L t . 122 D a r b y St., Bloomfield
C A L L A H A N , James E . Pvt. 166 K e n s i n g t o n St., H a r t f o r d
C A N F I E L D , George M . Pfc. 32 Salem R d . , E a s t H a r t f o r d
C A R B O N I , S a m u e l S. Pfc. 252 S p r i n g S t . , N e w H a v e n
C A R E Y , George P . S/Sgt. 39 H o u s t o n St., N e w H a v e n
C A S S E L L A , Michael Pvt. 144 C e n t e r St., S o u t h i n g t o n
C E C C A R E L L I , Armand A. Pfc. 188 O l d Stratsfield R d . , B r i d g e p o r t

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C E G E L K A , Leo M . Pvt. 141 W e s t S t . , S e y m o u r
C H A R R O N , Donald Pfc. R F D 1, O a k d a l e
C I O L K O S Z , Frank L . Pfc. 92 R i d g e St., W i n s t e d
C O P P O L A , Louis Pfc. 20 O l d T u r n p i k e R d . , S o u t h i n g t o n
C O R M I E R , Gerald R. Pvt. 60 W o o d b r i d g e A v e . , E a s t H a r t f o r d
C O W L E S , George F . Pvt. 118 M e r i d e n A v e . , S o u t h i n g t o n
C U R R Y , William E. Cpl. 288 B l u e H i l l s A v e . , H a r t f o r d
C U S A N O , Emmiddio C. Sgt. 71 T h o m p s o n S t . , H a m d e n
C Z A P L I C K I , Stanley F . Pfc. 12 M a i n S t . , P e q u a b u c k
D A V I S , Neil F. Pvt. State St., N e w H a v e n
D e L U C O , Vincent J . Pfc. 74 R e t r e a t A v e . , H a r t f o r d
D E L V E C C H I O , Alexander A . Pvt. 28 G e r r i s h A v e . , E a s t H a v e n
D e M A R I A , John N . Pfc. 29 So. V i e w St., M e r i d e n
DESS, Frank A. Pfc. 87 U n i o n S t . , B r i s t o l
D O B E C K , Frank Pfc. 198 R o b b i n s R d . , K e n s i n g t o n
D R A P E A U , Gerald F . Sgt. 167 A s h l e y St., H a r t f o r d
D R Y S G U L A , Stanley W . Pfc. 1064 B r o a d S t . , H a r t f o r d
D U G A N , Edward T. Pfc. 34 H o b s o n S t . , E a s t H a v e n
E L L I N G W O O D , Harry L . T/4 20 F i l l e y St., W i n d s o r
E L O V I T Z , Albert Pfc. 733 M a d i s o n A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
E R N S T , Gustav Pvt. 52 N a u b u c A v e . , E a s t H a r t f o r d
E S P O S I T O , Salvatore . V Pfc. 257 F r a n k l i n S t . , N e w H a v e n
E S T I C K , John F. Pvt. 253 C l i n t o n A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
F A B I A N , Nicholas A . Pfc. 26 F r a n k St., F a i r f i e l d
F A I E L L A , Philip P. T/Sgt. 47 T h o m p s o n St., B r i d g e p o r t
F A R G E R O G E , Eugene B . Pfc. 49 C l i n t o n A v e . , N e w H a v e n
F A R K A S , John E . Pfc. 195 W o r d i n A v e . , Bridgeport
F A U L K N E R , John H . Cpl. 119 H e n r y S t . , N o r w i c h
F E R R A R O , Joseph J . Pfc. 52 H e n r y St., N e w H a v e n
F L E G E R T , Arthur A. T/5 R F D 1, W i l l i m a n t i c
F O E L L , Henry J . T/5 5 Stow A v e . , M i d d l e t o w n
F O L E Y , James O. Pfc. 27 Rose S t . , B u r l i n g t o n
F O N T N E A U , Paul J . Pfc. 88 M a i n S t . , W e s t H a v e n
F O R Y A N , John F . T/4 135 P l a i n v i l l e A v e . , U n i o n v i l l e
F O S T E R , Hollis J . Capt. 9 Vega St., N e w B r i t a i n
F O U R N I E R , Gordon C. S/Sgt. 102 Spencer S t . , W i n s t e d
F O W L E R , David F. S/Sgt. 24 C h a t h a m A v e . , M i l f o r d
F R O S O L O N E , Louis Pfc. 345 M u n s o n S t . , N e w H a v e n
F U N I C E L L A , Saverio Pfc. 380 E l m St., S t a m f o r d
G O R F A I N , Alex A . Pfc. 25 C i t y A v e . , N e w B r i t a i n
G U I L M E T T E , Paul E . Pfc. 270 N a u b u c A v e . , G l a s t o n b u r y
H A N S E N , Edward T/5 192 K n i c k e r b o c k e r S t . , Springdale
H A N S E N , Martin A. Pvt. 70 G a r d e n C i r c l e , W a t e r b u r y
H E N R Y , Howard E . Pfc. 128 R i c h a r d S t . , N e w H a v e n

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H O F F M A N , Oswald E . Pfc. 213 C h e r r y S t . , N e w B r i t a i n
H O L M Q U I S T , Nils Pfc. 461 State S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
H O P P S T E I N , Melvin W. Pfc. James S t . E x t . , D a n b u r y
H O R N E Y , Daniel J . , Jr. T/5 Bridgeport
H U B E T S E L , John Pfc. 724 H a n c o c k A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
H U L L , William F. Pfc. 73 E l t o n S t . , T o r r i n g t o n
H U N T , Allen L . T/5 37 B u e n a V i s t a R d . , W e s t H a r t f o r d
J A S O N , Frank G. T/4 130 H a v e n St., N e w H a v e n
J O H N S O N , Ernest A . Pvt. C-233, C h a r t e r O a k Terrace, H a r t f o r d
K A P U S T A , Edward A. Pfc. 18 H a l l o c k S t . , D e r b y
K A R A B I N , John M . Pvt. 28 Ledge R d . , P l a i n v i l l e
K E L L E Y , James J . Pfc. R F D 1, N o r f o l k
K I N G S B U R Y , Harry W. Pfc. 42 C e d a r S t . , N e w B r i t a i n
K I R K , Francis Pfc. 8 Prospect St., B e t h e l
K L O S K O W S K I , Eugene J . Pfc. 336 K e n s i n g t o n R d . , K e n s i n g t o n
K N U D S E N , Frederick H . T/5 68 N o r t h S t . , H a m d e n
K R I E R , Stanley R . Sgt. 314 Skiff S t . , H a m d e n
K R U Z E K , F r a n k S. Pfc. 221 So. C o l o n y S t . , W a l l i n g f o r d
K U B I S H , Julius S/Sgt. 180 H i l l c r e s t A v e . , N e w i n g t o n
L A C A V A , Nicholas J . Pfc. 39 A u s t i n St., D a n b u r y
L a F A U C I , Eugene C . Pfc. 37 L a m o n t S t . , W a t e r b u r y
L a F O U N T A I N E , John T. S/Sgt. N o r t h Grosvenordale
L a P O I N T E , John A. Cpl. R F D 1, M y s t i c
L E W I S , Stanley B . Pvt. R F D 1, H i g g a n u m
L O P R E S T I , Joseph V . Sgt. 55 P a r a l l e l St., B r i d g e p o r t
L U D W E , Walter J . Pfc. 36 C o l u m b u s A v e . , N e w H a v e n
L Y N C H , Stephen E . , J r . Sgt. 39 K e n n e t h St., H a r t f o r d
M A N F O R T E , Anthony P. S/Sgt. Hecker Ave., Noroton Heights
M A R A N , Edward C. Pfc. 5 Treadway Ave., Norwich
M A R C H A N , Raymond J . Pfc. 15 Q u a k e r L a n e , B r i s t o l
M A R I N E L L I , Charles C . S/Sgt. Queen St., Southington
M A R S H A L L , Leighton Pfc. 33 Crescent S t . , Shelton
M A R S Z A L E K , Stanley F . Pvt. Wauregan
M A R T E L , Lionel E . Cpl. 3 W a l t e r Place, Forestville
M A T U S K O , John Pfc. Bridgeport
M c C A N C E , Pressly F . Pfc. N o r t h St., M i d d l e b u r y
M c D O N A L D , Thomas J . 1st. Sgt. Ralsey R d . , Stamford
M c L E A N , Charles S. 1st L t . 110 L a f a y e t t e S t . , N o r w i c h
M I K O , Andrew Pfc. 832 B e e c h w o o d A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
M I L L E R , Arthur R. Pfc. 66 Sheridan S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
M I T C H E L L , Joseph G . Pfc. 21 R u s s e l l St., H a r t f o r d
M O R A N , Patrick W . Sgt. 64 C o r n h i l l S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
M O R G I O , George A . Pfc. 98 A d m i r a l S t . , W e s t H a v e n
M O S E L E Y , Anthony J . Cpl. 419 M o n t a u k A v e . , N e w L o n d o n
N A L L Y , George P . Pfc. 165 L a m b e r t o n St . N e w H a v e n

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N E U M A N N , Howard R. Pfc. 93 Prospect A v e . , W e s t H a r t f o r d
N O E , Frederick J . Pfc. R F D 5, W e s t H a v e n
N O L I N , Alphe H . T/4 R F D 3, B o x 196, B r i d g e p o r t
N Y S T R O M , Harold E . Pfc. 54 Roosevelt D r i v e , M i d d l e t o w n
O K E N , Abraham Cpl. 400 A c t o n St., H a r t f o r d
O ' L O U G H L I N , Charles J . Pvt. 74 C a b o t St., H a r t f o r d
O P E N C H O F S K I , Henry J . Pfc. Jewett C i t y
O U R F A L I A N , Peter T/5 230 H o l l y St., B r i d g e p o r t
P A C I A , Edward J . Pfc. C a n a l St., M i l l d a l e
P A N K O W I T Z , Walter A . Sgt. 40 H e r b e r t St., M i l f o r d
P A P P , Joseph B . Pvt. 3 F r a n k l i n St., W a l l i n g f o r d
P E A L , William A. Pvt. 19 School St., W a t e r b u r y
P E E L E , Oden B . Sgt. 101 M c K i n l e y St., N o r w i c h
P E R R O N E , Anthony G. Cpl. 42 R u s s e l l St., H a r t f o r d
P E T R E L L A , Ercole Pfc. 17 N i c h o l s St., D a n b u r y
P E T T I E , Peter F . Pfc. 83 F l a x H i l l R d . , So. N o r w a l k
P I N C H E R A , Henry T. Sgt. 177 S t a n d i s h St., H a r t f o r d
P I S C I T E L L I , Lucas F . Capt. 215 Bellevue R d . , N e w H a v e n
P I W A S N U S K A S , Stanley Pfc. R F D 4, B o x 193, B r i d g e p o r t
P O O R , Joseph Pfc. R F D 1, B o x 193, B r i d g e p o r t
P Y R T E K , Ludwig J . Capt. 106 E d w a r d s St., H a r t f o r d
R I C H A R D S , John E . Pvt. 104 N o r w i c h A v e . , N o r w i c h
R I L E Y , Walter F . Pfc. 42 Jones St., W e s t H a v e n 16
R O B B , Donald T. Pfc. 155 O v e r l a n d A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
R O B E R T S , John M . Capt. New Haven
R O M A N I E C , Carl J . Pfc. Collinsville
R O O T , Walter R. S/Sgt. 50 L e n o x St., D e v o n
ROSS, Daniel W. Pfc. 580 Shelton St., B r i d g e p o r t
R U B I N O W S K I , Victor J . Cpl. 538 N o . M a i n St., B r i s t o l
R U Y A C K , Andrew J . Pfc. 72 V a n B l o c k A v e . , H a r t f o r d
R Y C H L O V S K Y , John A . Pfc. R F D 1, Colchester
S A B L O S K Y , Julian Pfc. 3310 B e r l i n T n p k e . , N e w i n g t o n
S A K O W S K I , Nelson J . T/5 4 Rose St., N o r w i c h
S A N T A N E L L O , Charles D . Pvt. 11 L o c u s t St., N e w H a v e n
S A N T I , Albert Pfc. 90 R i v e r St., B r i d g e p o r t
S A N T U R O , Angelo Pfc. 34 G i l m a n St., H a r t f o r d
S C H I P R I T T , Edward J . S/Sgt. 782 E . M a i n St., M e r i d e n
S E D A R , Charles J . S/Sgt. 110 N o r t h Street, W i n d s o r L o c k s
SESSA, Anthony J . T/5 421 George St., N e w H a v e n
S H A F F E R , John E . S/Sgt. 160 C h e s t n u t A v e . , T o r r i n g t o n
S H E A , Frank J . Pfc. 1403 M a i n St., E a s t H a r t f o r d
S H E R M A N , Harry E. Pvt. 25 L a k e St., N o r w i c h
S I E N K I E W l E C Z , Charles A . Pfc. 64 M u l b e r r y St., Springdale
S I L V E R , Alfred Pfc. 32 W i n t h r o p St., H a r t f o r d
S I M O N E A U , Armand L. Pfc. 411 A l d r i d g e A v e . , M o o s u p

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S I V E R T , Henry C. 1st L t . 160 W i l l i a m s A v e . , W i n s t e d
S O B O L E W S K I , Anthony S/Sgt. 90 E a s t S t . , H a r t f o r d
S P R I N G , Lawrence R . T/4 East Lyme
S T A H O S , Peter S. Pvt. 456 W a r r e n St., B r i d g e p o r t
S T A R N S , Raymond G. Pfc. 63 B r a n f o r d St., H a r t f o r d
S T E E V E S , Lawrence Pfc. 81 N e w t o n St., H a r t f o r d
S T E V E N S , Charles E . Pfc. 10 F l o w e r St., M i d d l e t o w n
S T O J A K , Joseph S. Pvt. 48 E l m S t . , B r a n f o r d
S U C H Y , Robert C. T/5 32 C e d a r St., So. N o r w a l k
T A Y L O R , Ronald A., Jr. 1st L t . Elmwood District, Bethel
T E L E S C A , Thomas J . Pfc. 41 P i l g r i m A v e . , W a t e r b u r y
T E N C Z A , Andrew W . Pfc. 224 N o . E l m S t . , W a t e r f o r d
T E T R E A U L T , Conrad Pfc. 333 T a t r o A v e . , M o o s u p
T O L M E I , Andrew F. Pfc. 873 T h o m p s o n A v e . , N e w H a v e n
T O M A S K O V I C , Frank J . S/Sgt. 25 A l b i o n S t . , B r i d g e p o r t 5
T O M M A S I , Michael G. Pfc. 240 Cross S t . , M i d d l e t o w n
T O R R E Y , John W . 2nd L t . S o u t h R i c e R d . , Storrs
T R E T I A K , Stephen A . Pfc. 270 B r o a d S t . , A n s o n i a
T R O V A R E L L I , Alfred Pfc. 130 B r o a d w a y A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
T U C K E R , Alvin F. S/Sgt. 92 School S t . , E a s t H a r t f o r d
T U R N E R , Albert J . Pfc. 477 C e n t e r S t . , W a l l i n g f o r d
U R B A N , Peter J . Pfc. 1281 H o w a r d A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
V A N B U R E N , R i c h a r d O. Pfc. 166 N o v a Scotia R d . , W a t e r t o w n
V E L E A S , Peter T/5 184 W a s h i n g t o n S t . , N e w B r i t a i n
V I T A L E , Merle J . Pfc. 162 H a r t f o r d A v e . , N e w B r i t a i n
W A G N I S , George J . Pfc. 15 Seeley S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
W A L K E R , Johnson J . Pfc. 250 N o b l e St., W e s t H a v e n
W A R D , Frederick G . S/Sgt. 502 H i g h St., N e w B r i t a i n
W A T S O N , Norman J . Pfc. 2 C a m p Terrace, W a t e r b u r y
W E L L E R , George R . Pfc. 131 O r c h a r d S t . , R o c k v i l l e
W E N T S K O W S K I , Peter Pvt. 1 W o o d St., W a t e r b u r y 9
W I S N I E W S K I , William C. Pfc. 50 S p r i n g St., N o r w i c h
W R I G H T , M i n t u r n T., I l l , T/4 25 L e d y a r d R d . , W e s t H a r t f o r d
Y A T E S , George F . Pfc. 24 M i l l R i v e r S t . , S t a m f o r d
Y O V A N O V I T C H , Alex T/5 449 O l d M i l l R o a d , F a i r f i e l d
Z A J A C , Francis A . Pvt. 333 P r a t t S t . , M e r i d e n
Z A N I O , Francesco P . Pfc. 70 K i b b e St., H a r t f o r d
Z A R R E L L A , Dominick V . T/4 47 W i l s o n St., W a t e r b u r y
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