Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind01795
  • Name: Walter Joseph FONDA
  • Given Name: Walter Joseph
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 DEC 1923 in Gardner, MA
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  • Death: 13 JUN 1944
  • Age: 20y 5m 16d in Italy
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  • Burial: 10 MAR 1949 Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk Co., NY
  • Note: b. Gardner, MA; 1925 New York State Census, Rensselaer Ward 06, A.D.02, E.D.01, Rensselaer Co., NY; 1930 US Federal Census, Rensselaer, Rensselaer Co., NY; 1940 US Federal Census, Rensselaer, Rensselaer Co., NY (Walter J Fonda, b. 1924, MA, Son, Rose A); d. ITA; (KIA); bur. Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY; [Massachusetts Birth Index, 1901-1970 - Walter Joseph Fonda, 1923, Gardner, MA]; [Walter J Fonda from Rensselaer, New York served In WWII in the 753rd Tank Battalion as a PVT, Albany New York, 2-8-43, PVT, Massachusetts, Saddle And Harness Maker, Single, w/ dependents, Selectees]; [National World War II Memorial - Walter J. Fonda Rensselaer County, NY U.S. Army National Archives]; [National World War II Memorial - Walter J. Fonda Rensselaer, NY U.S. Army Roberta O. Fox]; [The 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment was born on 16 December 1940 when A company, 73rd Medium Tank Battalion, GHQ Reserve, was constituted in the Regular Army of the United States. It was redesignated as Company A, 753rd Medium Tank Battalion and officially activated on 1 June 1941 at FT Benning, Georgia. The 753rd continued under this designation throughout World War II. During World War II, the 753rd's first assignment was with the 36th Infantry Division's amphibious assault at Sicily. The battalion fought valiantly throughout the Mediterranean Campaign. In all, the 753rd Medium Tank Battalion participated in seven campaigns: Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe.]; [Pvt. Fonda's Rites Scheduled Today - Funeral services for Pvt. Walter J. Fonda, 53 Washington street, Rensselaer, will be at 2:30 p. m. today in the chapel of National cemetery. Private Fonda was killed in action in Italy in 1944. Besides his mother, Mrs. Rose A. Fonda, he is survived by two brothers, George A., and Robert Fonda and a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Dillon. Albany NY Times Union, March 10, 1949.] >> <<

    Father: George Joseph FONDA b: 06 DEC 1879 in Hudson, Columbia Co., NY
    Mother: Rose A. GAGNON b: 10 JUN 1889 in Canada - French
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