Gen. Walker holding the Medal of Honor

The Homer L. Wise Memorial Committee, Inc.

The Homer L. Wise Memorial Committee, Inc is a 501 (c) (3), tax exempt public charity. Contributions on behalf of the Homer L. Wise Memorial Committee, Inc are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Paul W. Bucha
Medal of Honor recipient
Vietnam March 1968
Former President Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Graduate of West Point

Michael Pavia
Mayor of Stamford,CT

John Zelinsky
City of Stamford Representative

Morton Dean
Former anchor and correspondent CBS and ABC News

Jean Rinaldi
Niece of Sgt. Wise

James S. Vlasto
Project Director, Homer L. Wise Memorial Committee

Jason D. Boothroyd, former US Army Special Forces
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Frank DiSesa
Nephew of Sgt. Wise

Tony Pavia
Principal, New Canaan High School

Barbara Pialtos
Collector of Art and Sculpture

Joseph W. Rumore, Jr.
Stamford Business Executive

Ronald Schwartz, Esq.
Stamford Attorney

Mary Sideris

Helen George Spencer
Former Stamford Resident and friend of Sgt. Wise

George Vlasto
Professor University of Connecticut Stamford Branch (ret)

In Memoriam
Sandra Silverman

Historical Articles


"The Story of an Infantryman"

As the battle tested veterans of Company L, 142 Infantry, and 36th Division probed the outskirts of Magliano, Italy on the morning of June 14, 1944 they knew that the German soldiers facing them were strongly entrenched. The men of the 36th had met this enemy before, in Africa, on the bloody beaches of Salerno and in all the bitter battles in Italy.

Leading one of the platoons was a slim Tech Sergeant known to his men as "Blackie" was Homer L. Wise and he had served with the 36th Division since its inception.

The Evolution of a Statue

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The Homer L. Wise Memorial, Inc at the Mayor's office in Stamford. From left, Tony Pavia, Jean Rinaldi, Homer's niece, Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia and James S. Vlasto Secretary Treasurer and Project Director, with three foot replica of the statue which is now nearing completion at its full length of six feet three inches. (Photo credit: Matthew Vinci, Stamford Times)

Connecticut's only living Medal of Honor recipient announced today he will become a member of the Homer L. Wise Memorial Committee.

Paul W. Bucha of Ridgefield, CT was awarded the Medal of Honor while serving as a captain and commanding officer of Company D, 3rd Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, on March 18, 1968 in Vietnam.


   Liberty Tree Memorial

Photo album of Liberty Tree Planting and Plaque Dedication, Fort Stamford Park, Stamford, CT, July 4, 2009, honoring Master Sergeant Homer L. Wise and Captain John C. Lathman.

Memorial Day Parade

Members of the Springdale Post 9617 and other veterans of VFW Posts Memorial Day Parade Stamford, CT 2009