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Torrington Veterans Memorial

 
 
Torrington Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
1. Torrington Veterans Memorial
Inscription.
This Memorial
Records The Devotion Of
The Sons And Daughters
Of Torrington Who In The
Hour Of Need Gave Their
Services To Their Country
Putting Honor And Duty
Above Safety They Sought
Not Glory But The Good Of
Their Country And Humanity
Erected By The Grateful City
And People Of Torrington

 
Erected by People of Torrington.
 
Location. 41° 47.948′ N, 73° 7.305′ W. Marker is in Torrington, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Litchfield Street (U.S. 202), on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Located in Coe Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Torrington CT 06790, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. VFW 155mm Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); Coe Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Torrington Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Torrington Vietnam Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flood of August 19, 1955 (about
World War I Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
2. World War I Plaque
To Commemorate The Heroic Volunteer Services And To
Perpetuate The Memory Of Men And Women Of Torrington Who Offered Themselves In The World War, 1914-1918, With No Selfish Ends, That The Principles Of Righteousness Might Be Established Throughout The World.
Men Of Torrington Fought On Battle Fields Of Europe Including The Following: Defensive Sector, Champagne. Aisne, Marne, Meuse, St. Mihiel, Argonne.
In A Righteous Cause They Have Won Immortal Glory
And Have Nobly Served Their Nation In Serving Mankind.
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Torrington (approx. ¼ mile away); Hotchkiss-Fyler House (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1902 Constitutional Convention Pin Oak Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Torrington.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, US RevolutionaryWar, World IWar, World II
 
Company M - 1903 Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
3. Company M - 1903 Plaque
Major William E. Beese Ct S G
Roster Of Company M, 2nd Regiment C N G
Organized S O #172 A G O November 21, 1903
Torrington, Connecticut
Charter Members
1st Sgt. Hine, Daniel A. • QM Sgt. Claxton, John M. • Sgts. Graham, Frederick J. • Hogan, John F. • Thompson, Winfield A. • Wall, Thomas J. • Corporals Brimble, Charles M. • Burgess, Frederick L. • Franklin, Edgar C. • Ramsey, James A. • Cook Zeiner, Edward d. • Artificer Woodhead, Joseph H. • Privates Allen, George H. • Allen, James W. • Babcock, Harry B. • Baker, William H. • Besse, William E. • Bennett, Charles E. • Bierce, William W. • Bishop, Herbert M. • Blakeslee, Joseph • Breton, Emile F. • Brimble, Arthur E. • Brown, Leroy E. • Brown, William L. • Canfield, Erwin S. • Comstock, Lyman B. • Conran, Charles E. • Cooley, Fred A. • Cook, Charles W. • Decker, George E. • Dunn, Michael J. • Dunn, John P. • Friend, Harry E. • Fuessenich, L. Cleveland • Goodwin, Edward E. • Green, James J. • Hall, Arthur H. • Hickey, James • Hill, Arthur H. • Hoerle, William F. • Johnson, John W. • Kilmartin, William A. • Klein, Frank W. • LaBounty, George • Lake, Arthur J. • Lyman, Robert • McCarty, Jerry • Mcleod, Henry • Mougenot, Emile • Morse, Arthur • Noland, George • Oelschlegel, Burdet C. • Peets, William F. • Quigley, Arthur H. • Quigley, Joseph V. • Quinn, James F. • Reynolds, Charles P. • Ridpath, Wilbur A. • Roberts, Robert T. • Rosewell, Weston E. • Sebas, George J. Jr. • Sonnenberg, William F. • Smith, Lawrence • Thrall, Myron M. • Tompkins, James L. • Wall, William J. • Williams, Chauncey A. • Wootton, Thomas H.
World War I Dead Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
4. World War I Dead Plaque
Below Are Inscribed The Names Of The Men Of
Torrington Who Gave Their Lives For The Cause Of
Justice And Humanity In The World War 1914 – 1918
Ferdinand E. Adt • Archan N. Bondville • William H. Bowns • Harry L. Brenker • Harold S. Cady • Carmine Capellupo • Henry E. Cattey • Giovanni Cavallari • Mariano Cirullo • Joseph Czerna • Domenic De Cao • Frank W. Dzinski • Maurice Fitzgerald • Charles Fixer • Winthrop H. Ford • Monty Fuller • John A. Garbin • Fred N. Harbo • Raymond F. Harrison • Samuel G. Heberle • Alton B. Hicks • Otis Hine • William E. Hubbard • Joseph E. Jacob • Peter J. Kochiss • John Kollar • Emile H. Kubina • Paul H. Maynard • Arthur Merritt • Edward Michaelis • Sidney J. Miran • Joseph C. Nagy • Joseph H. Opperman • Harry D. Peck • Anthony J. Plachta • Emmanuel C. Revaz • Joseph Roberts • John J. Ryan • Charles Salemme • Joseph Shanse • Adam W. Softski • Raffaele Spiotta • Agostino Tettamani • Richard E.A. Thiede • Marion Tomashawski • Alphonse Umbria • Pasqualino Valli • Anson M. Vibbert • Walrow Wonoraski
Greater Love Hath No Man Than This. That A Man Lay Down
His Life For His Friends
Company M - 1917 Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
5. Company M - 1917 Plaque
Presented by Major William E. Besse Ct S G
In Commemoration Of The Men
Who Left Torrington and Served With
Company M, 102nd Infantry 26th Division
World War One
1917 – 1918
With The Following Roster
Captains Geer, Clarence W. • Hammann, George L. • Ramsey, James A. • Lieuts. Fuessenich, L. C. • Novey, Ernest E. • First Sgt. Manteuffel, Erwin P. • Supply Sgt. McKitis, John F. • Mess Sgts. Buzinsky, Joseph • * Roberts, Joseph • Sgts. Bartlett, Volney W. • Chevalier, Louis • Cooper, Charles J. • Goodman, Edward F. • Jeanfavre, Robert • * Korman, Emile M. • Newbury, C. Fred • Neumann, Edward F. • Ramsey, John H. • Ramsey, Wilson • Reed, Edwin W. • Richardson, John F. • Schisi, Joseph A. • Stoeckert, Harry S. • Corporals Alfano, Patsy • Allard, George A. • Amstett, Frank J. • Bentz, Frank • Bowns, Andrew • Bonhotal, Louis • Case, Charles A. • Croft, Chester V. • Forfa, Frank • Haag, Victor A. • * Jacob, Joseph F. • Kuellerstedt, H.P. • * Kubina, Thomas A. • Marfiak, Stephen • Massey, Joseph • Massut, Lucien • * Maynard, Paul • McGuire, Henry F. • McHugh, Joseph • Murphy, Thomas • Murray, John L. • Oliver, William • Pavlix, Stephen J. Jr. • Preiss, Allison E. • Preiss, Herman • Sparks, Charles • Tirpak, John • Tubin, Samuel H. • * Zaracovitis, Costas • Cooks Chapman, Clifford C. • * Szinski, Frank W. • Mechanics Aronson, Axel A. • Caravatt, Paul J. • Lambert, Albert C. • Bugler Trumpfeller, Robert • Privates • Alcatt, Florenzo • Arienti, Charles T. • Arsego, Samuel • Aust, Fritz H. • Bardina, Gustave • Bechere, Leon • Belandelli, Angelo • Bernard, Arthur E. • Berti, Louis • Brown, Eugene N. • Brunicardi, Danilo • * Cavalleri, Geovanni • Cobelli, Groulino • Court, Charles • Crague, Frank S. • Curtiss, George • DeCao, Pi • Decker, Raymond • Essed, Kalil • Fitzgerald, John • * Fixer, Charles R. • * Fuller, Monti • * Carbini, John • Greco, Joseph • Gross, John • Herbert, Edward J. • Herbert, William P. • * Hine, Otis • Hinz, Walter • Hogan, Patrick • Hogan, Thomas • Horkey, Ernest • Kaniecky, Adam J. • Kolnowski, John • Kuzmik, George • Laskowsky, Joseph • Levenberg, Max • Libby, George A. • Mahoney, Harry R. • Martin, Leo • Merati, Anthony • Meyers, Victor A. • Michaels, Joseph • Nebran, George • Nelson, Nels S. • Miman, Bene • * Plachta, Anthony J. • Rossi, Guido C. • * Ryan, John J. • Ryan, Patrick F. • Schapp, Otto • Sherlock, Edward • Smith, John J. • Suthowski, Stephen J. • Tremper, Arthur E. • Trobel, Charles • Trumpfeller, Herbert • Vallie, James • * Vallie, Pasqualino • Wagner, Joseph • Waldron, Raymond • Williams, James G. • * Wnoroski, Warlaw
* Denoted Gold Star
Spanish – American War Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
6. Spanish – American War Plaque
In Memory of The Sons
Of Torrington Who In Answer
To The Call of Their Country
Volunteered for Service in The
Spanish – American War 1898 To
Win Liberty for Others
- Battles -
Cuba – San Juan Hill – El Caney
Santiago – Porto Rico Expedition
Battle At Manila Bay – Phillippine
Insurrection – China Relief
Expedition
World War II Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
7. World War II Plaque
In Commemoration Of
The Men And Women Of
Torrington Who Served
Their Country In The
Second World War
1941 – 1946
These Men And Women
Made This Sacrifice So That
Free Government Should
Not Perish From The Earth
World War II Dead Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
8. World War II Dead Plaque
In Memoriam
To These Torrington Young Men Who Gave Their
Lives In The Service Of Their Country In
World War II
1941 – 1946
Carmine J. Ammirato • Adam A. Baltuskonis • Antonio A. Basso • Leon H. Bean • Robert E. Bement • Robert A. Bettini • Joseph D. Bianchi • Philip J. Boisclair • Alfred J. Booth • Anthony Borrelli • Rudolph D. Bourque • Carl A. Brauer Jr. • John H. Burns Jr. • Joseph M. Caputi • Stanley A. Ceberek • Charles C. Chilinski • William F. Cisowski • Hugo A. Comis • Louis A. Dassan • Carmine Della Ghelfa • Donald A. De Witt • Edward A. Dlugokinski • Randolph C. Doty • Richard G. Elliott • Victor A. Fabis • Frederick C. Fantozzi • Salvatore M. Fischetti • Reno V. Foglia • Peter M. Gardinello • Michael Gerardi • William E. Gerardi • Walter E. Ghidossi • Edmond A. Golaszewski • Ernest G. Goudemant • Walter J. Gutowski • John A. Hackett • Emil J. Hilla • Earle W. Hohensee • Joseph A. Hricko • Roger E. Hunt • Andrew Huska • Joseph Jankowski • Henry R. Jeanfavre • Alexander T. Kaczmarcyk • William Karpetska • Lawrence Kelson • Lawrence J. Kocsis • George A. Kozlak • Edward J. Kunkiewicz • John F. Lehmann • Louis J. Lelkes • Adolph R. Lenti • August J. Lukacovic • John Lupucy • George E. Lyford • James T. Madden • John S. Matava • Paul E. Michalko • Franklyn T. Morrison • Alfred J. Mottalini • Joseph S. Nagy • Vito Nole • John S. Nycz • Reynold A. Ossola • William D. Pace • Anthony M. Paduano • John J. Pardus • Alphonse Parisi • Frank J. Pauline • John W. Perotti • Primo J. Pescatore • Ernest J. Pileni • Henry A. Poley • Raymond N. Pollick • Frederick V. Poniatoski • Richard A. Price • Louis H. Rossi • Patsy J. Russo • Emil J. Sarri • Joseph F. Scarfo • Francis J. Simko • Joseph B. Smith • David G. Thebarge • Charles E. Thiede • Richard O. Wald • Frederick Weingart • Angelo M. Yamonica • Paul J. Yanok • Chauncey A. Young • Michael Zachar • Leon M. Zele • Emil S. Zimandel • Alex J. Zuba
American Revolution Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
9. American Revolution Plaque
In Grateful Remembrance Of
Patriots of Torrington Who
Offered Themselves Willingly
In The War of The American
Revolution 1775 – 1781 to Win
Liberty Thereby Establishing
In This Western Hemisphere
A Republic That Witnesses To
The World That Freedom Is A
Vital Principle of Human Life
Korean War Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
10. Korean War Plaque
In Commemoration Of
The Men And Women Of
Torrington Who Served
Their Country In The
Korean Conflict
1950 – 1953
These Men And Women
Served To Preserve The
Right Of Small Nations
To Determine Their
Own Destiny
Korean Dead Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
11. Korean Dead Plaque
In Memoriam
Korean Conflict Dead
James J. Friday
Vietnam Conflict Dead
Gordon L. Cables
Richard A. Cassin
Alfred G. Eyre III
Frederick Falk Jr.
Clifford O. Mignerey
Dennis E. Novak
Paul A. Phillips
Gerald J. Roberts
J. Anthony Romaniello
John F. Tino
Charles L. Bergevin
Civil War Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
12. Civil War Plaque
In Commemoration Of
The Men Of Torrington
Who Served Their Country
In The War For The Union
1861 – 1865
Their Lives Taught The
Lesson Of Their Great
Commander That Duty Is
The Sublimest Word In
The English Language
Italian – American Veterans Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
13. Italian – American Veterans Plaque
John Cavallari Post No. 11
Italian – American War Veterans
Of The United States
In Honor Of All The Veterans From Torrington
Who Served In The Armed Forces Of The
United States During The Time Of Need.
John Cavallari Post No. 11 Italian – American
War Veterans Is Honored And Privileged To
Present This Plaque To Commemorate The
5oth Anniversary Of The Founding Of The Post.
Dedicated
November 11, 1987
Torrington Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
14. Torrington Veterans Memorial
Torrington Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
15. Torrington Veterans Memorial
In the foreground is the Company M - 1903 Plaque
 
 
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