State, town seek to identify women veterans of World War II

The town’s Social Services Department, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and the Connecticut Veterans Service Organizations, is requesting help from residents for a ceremony that will recognize women veterans who served in World War II.

“To celebrate the 100th anniversary of military women veterans, the Connecticut Veterans Service Organizations are planning to host an awards ceremony, celebrating and honoring all World War II women veterans,” said Sal Sena Sr. of Connecticut’s Marine Corps League. “We are asking for support in locating and identifying those women who served as part of the United States military during World War II. …  

“These World War II veterans are all in their 90s and it is imperative that we be aggressive at identifying our women veterans by the April 22, 2018, application deadline,” Sena added.

The date, time and place for the ceremony will be announced later.    

Residents who know women veterans and are interested in contributing may call Tony Phillips, Ridgefield’s social services director, at 203-431-2777. Karen Gaudian, who also works in the department, may be reached at 203-431-2754

For questions, call Jamie DePaola at 860-985-2064 or contact Sena at 860-614-6188 or