Connecticut victims of Pearl Harbor attack remembered

In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a Navy launch pulls up to the blazing USS West Virginia to rescue a sailor, Dec. 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

(WTNH) — Wednesday marks 75 years since Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack took the lives of more than 2,400 Americans. More than a thousand others were wounded.

“We will always honor and remember what their service has provided for the United States,” said Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Seventeen people from Connecticut died in the attack. They include:

  • Henry Carlson, Norwich, Navy
  • Vincent M. Horan, Stamford, Army
  • Henry Lanquette, Wallingford, Navy
  • Stanislaus Orzech, Meriden, Navy
  • George Povesco, Bridgeport, Navy
  • Thomas Reeves, Thomaston, Navy
  • Gordon H. Sterling Jr., West Hartford, Army Forces
  • Ulmont Whitehead, Hartford, Navy
  • George J. Smith, New Haven, Army Forces
  • Edward Gosselin, Hamden, Navy
  • John Luntta, Canton, Navy
  • W.T. O’Neill Jr., Stamford, Navy
  • Richard Patterson, Berlin, Navy
  • Mike Quarto, Norwich, Navy
  • William Seeley, New London, Navy
  • Felix Wegrzyn, Bridgeport, Army Air Forces
  • Eric Allen, Darien, Navy

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