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17 Connecticut Men Killed At Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941

The list is below.

The plaque honoring the Pearl Harbor dead from Connecticut at the Q Bridge in New Haven.
The plaque honoring the Pearl Harbor dead from Connecticut at the Q Bridge in New Haven.
By Phil Devlin

Saturday marks is the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II.

There were 17 Connecticut men killed in the attack that day. 

They were: 
  • Henry Carlson, Norwich, Navy, USS Arizona
  • Vincent M. Horan, Stamford, Army, Wheeler Army Airfield
  • Edward W. Gosselin Ensign Naval Reserve
    Arizona, Hamden
  • John Luntta, Canton, Navy, USS Nevada
  • Henry Lanquette, Wallingford, Navy, USS Arizona
  • W.T. O'Neill Jr., Stamford, Navy, USS Arizona
  • Stanislaus Orzech, Meriden, Navy, USS Arizona
  • Richard Patterson, Berlin, Navy, USS Arizona
  • George Povesco, Bridgeport, Navy, USS Arizona
  • Mike Quarto, Norwich, Navy, USS Arizona
  • Thomas Reeves, Thomaston, Navy, USS California
  • William Seeley, New London, Navy, USS Arizona
  • Gordon H. Sterling Jr., West Hartford, Army Air Forces
  • Felix Wegrzyn, Bridgeport, Army Air Forces, Hickam Field
  • Ulmont Whitehead, Hartford, Navy, USS Arizona
  • Eric Allen, Darien, Navy, Hickam Field
  • George J. Smith, New Haven, Army Air Forces, Hickam Field
 

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