Welcome to Green-Wood’s World War II Project

WWII Bio Search Click for the other World War II biographies: Part 2 (Costa-Krafft), Part 3 (LaBarbera-Phipard), and Part 4 (Pizza-Zeltmann) Click here to share the story of someone you know who took part in World War II. To mark the 80th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War II, we are proud … Read more

World War II Project: Costa – Krafft

WWII Bio Search Click for the other World War II biographies: Intro/Part 1 (Aceto-Conti), Part 3 (LaBarbera-Phipard), and Part 4 (Pizza-Zeltmann) Click here to share the story of someone you know who took part in World War II. COSTA, FRANK T. (1923-2011). Private, 161st Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army. Frank Costa was born in … Read more

World War II Project: LaBarbera – Phipard

WWII Bio Search Click for the other World War II biographies: Intro/Part 1 (Aceto-Conti) Part 2 (Costa-Krafft), and Part 4 (Pizza-Zeltmann) Click here to share the story of someone you know who took part in World War II. LaBARBERA, CHARLES (or SALVATORE) (1913-1996). Sergeant, United States Army. Usually referred to as Charles, but sometimes called … Read more

World War II Project: Pizza – Zeltmann

WWII Bio Search Click for the other World War II biographies: Intro/Part 1 (Aceto-Conti) Part 2 (Costa-Krafft), and Part 3 (LaBarbera-Phipard) Click here to share the story of someone you know who took part in World War II. PLACIDO, STEVE (or STEFANO) (1926-2014). Seaman first class, United States Navy. Placido was born in New York … Read more

Biographies of World War I Veterans: Abel – Isdell

INTRODUCTORY NOTE (Click here for the second half of entries, Jackson-Zarick) WWI Bio Search World War I, also called the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Wars, began in Europe in 1914. But it was not until April 6, 1917—100 years ago—that the United States Congress declared war against … Read more

Biographies of World War I Veterans: Jackson – Zarick

Please see the INTRODUCTORY NOTE at the beginning of the companion document that contains the World War I biographies covering the first section of the alphabet. WWI Bio Search JACKSON, CHARLES WALTER (1885-1922). Second lieutenant, American Expeditionary Forces, Aero Squadron. Jackson was born in New York City. The 1910 census shows that he lived on … Read more

Civil War Biographies: A-Baird

ABBE, WALTER (1841-1924). Private, 37th Regiment, New York State National Guard, Company F. A New York City native, Abbe was first educated in private schools, then attended public schools until 1856, when he entered the Free Academy of New York City from which he graduated in 1862. During the Civil War, he enlisted as a … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Introduction

Throughout our history, Green-Wood has never wavered in our commitment to preserve the stories of the thousands of individuals interred here. Nowhere is this more evident than in our effort to honor the brave Americans—military and civilian—who served our country in time of war. In September 2002, Green-Wood’s historian, Jeff Richman, and The Green-Wood Historic … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Baker-Benson

BAKER, BENJAMIN F. (1842-1901). Private, 102nd New York Infantry Company C. A native of Long Island, New York, Baker enlisted as a private and mustered into his company on December 4, 1861, at Camp Hillhouse, New York. On July 18, 1864, he was listed as absent for sickness. He was absent when his company mustered … Read more

Civil War Biographies: Berdan-Boesen

BERDAN, WILLIAM (1841-1900). Private, 9th New York Infantry, Company F. A native New Yorker, he enlisted there on April 23, 1861, as a private. On May 4, he mustered into the 9th New York Infantry where he served until he mustered out at New York City on May 20, 1863. He applied for a pension … Read more