JAMES FINNEY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 8W, LINE 78 OF THE WALL

JAMES FINNEY JR

WALL NAME

JAMES FINNEY JR

PANEL / LINE

8W/78

DATE OF BIRTH

08/28/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/03/1970

HOME OF RECORD

ST ALBANS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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LEFT FOR JAMES FINNEY JR
POSTED ON 7.31.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam
And for a brief moment its glory
and beauty belong to our world
But then it flies again
And though we wish it could have stayed...
We feel lucky to have seen it.
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POSTED ON 8.28.2021
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.

May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace SSGT. Finney, I salute your brave soul. My heart goes out to you and your family.
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POSTED ON 8.28.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Staff Sergeant James Finney Jr., Served with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 11.26.2018

Ground Casualty

SGT James Finney Jr. was an infantryman serving with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, based out of Camp Evans northwest of Hue in central Vietnam. SGT Finney was one of the squad leaders for 2nd Platoon. On August 3, 1970, Finney’s unit had just finished a day of patrolling in Thua Thien Province, RVN, and was establishing a night defensive position (NDP). Finney took 4-5 members of his squad away from the NDP to set up an ambush by tying together (“daisy chaining”) two Claymore anti-personnel mines. While setting up the devices, Finney accidentally hit the trip wire causing them to detonate. He was fatally injured in the blast. None of the other soldiers with him were hit by fragments from the mines, however, three or four of them were deafened by the explosion and were evacuated with Finney. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Mike Chiarelli (November 2018)]
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POSTED ON 9.8.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear SSGT James Finney,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman.Tuesday is the 17th anniversary of 9/11, 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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