HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 4 OF THE WALL

JOHN JOSEPH FINNEGAN

WALL NAME

JOHN J FINNEGAN

PANEL / LINE

21E/4

DATE OF BIRTH

01/20/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/28/1967

HOME OF RECORD

NEW HYDE PARK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Nassau County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN JOSEPH FINNEGAN
POSTED ON 9.7.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC John Finnegan,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Labor Day just passed, and we remember you all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.15.2017
POSTED BY: Krysteen Wescott

I found your picture

My name is Krysteen Wescott and I am the daughter of Sgt 1st class Robert H Wescott Jr. It meant a lot to me to find your picture.You are remembered.
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POSTED ON 5.22.2016

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

PFC Charles E. Johnson, PFC John J. Finnegan, and SP4 Michael N. Harley were assigned to A Company, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry. On May 28, 1967, they were in a perimeter defensive position serving as a listening post when a friendly artillery round fell short and landed near their location. All three suffered fatal injuries after being hit by fragments from the exploding shell. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 5.25.2015
POSTED BY: Steve G Vlahakis

A wonderful friend

John was a high school friend and a great American. I think of him often and I am so blessed to have known him and want to thank his family for John's sacrifice for personally allowing me to enjoy the freedon's of this country. All Americans owe the family their complete love for John's sacrifice for all of them. I want the family to know that there are classmates of John that think of him everyday.
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POSTED ON 2.25.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC John Joseph Finnegan, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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