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Alfred William Nunn

S/SGT in Signal Co, Special : Radio C

Military occupational specialty: 766 (radio operator, high speed, manual)


Born 1921 in NY, Died 1990


County of residence at enlistment: Queens County, NY
Other residence(s): Brooklyn, NY; Rockport, TX
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: architects
Source: Unit Shipment 10143-D, 23d HQ, from le Havre 23 June 1945;

Alfred Nunn was born on December 23, 1921 in New York City. He was an only child; his father was a painter born in England and his mother had been born in Ireland.

He graduated from high school, probably in 1939, and the 1940 census (April 1940) lists him as a resident "houseman" in a hotel in Forest Hills, NY.

That fall he enlisted in the National Guard, giving his profession as "architect." He served in the HQS Battery, 104th Field Artillery for three years, marrying Margaret "Peg" Reardon near the end of that period, on September 11, 1943. At some point he made a move to the Ghost Army's Signal Company Special as a radio operator, serving in Europe with the unit.

He was discharged on August 27, 1945 with the rank of Staff SGT and returned to New York. His draft card, filled out two days after his discharge, lists his residence as Brooklyn.

Alfred and Peg would go on to have three children: Christine, Gregory, and Alfred Jr. Sadly, Alfred Jr. committed suicide in 1986 at the age of 28.

Little else is known of his life or work. He died on February 26, 1990 in Rockport, TX and is buried at Aransas Memorial Park in Aransas, TX.


1925 NY state census

1930 census

1940 census

1940 enlistment record

1940 National Guard record (from above enlistment)

1943 wedding announcement in Brooklyn Daily Eagle (NY)

1945 draft card (completed after he was discharged from the Army)

1945 NY WW2 enlisted men's cards

1986 son's death record

1987 wife's death notice in Corpus Christi Caller-Times (TX)

1990 Social Security applications and claims index

1990 death notice in Corpus Christi Caller-Times (TX)

1990 Billion Graves record

1990 Find a Grave record

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