JAMES P MCGRATH
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HONORED ON PANEL 14E, LINE 104 OF THE WALL

JAMES PATRICK MCGRATH

WALL NAME

JAMES P MCGRATH

PANEL / LINE

14E/104

DATE OF BIRTH

03/14/1931

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/01/1967

HOME OF RECORD

WEST SAYVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Suffolk County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

CN

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES PATRICK MCGRATH
POSTED ON 5.25.2024

Ground Casualty

EOH3 James P. McGrath was an Equipment Operator (3rd Class) serving with Public Works, Naval Support Activity Da Nang, U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam. NSA Da Nang’s Public Works Department functioned as the administrative, planning, and main operators of transportation, utilities, and maintenance in Military Region I. As an equipment operator, McGrath was responsible for moving supplies, goods, and personnel. At 7:40 AM on February 1, 1967, he was found unresponsive in the bus dispatcher’s office at Triangle Motor Pool at Camp Tien Sha, nine kilometers (5.4 miles) northeast of Da Nang. He was transported to Naval Station Hospital at Da Nang where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 8:35 AM. Postmortem studies determined he died after aspirating the contents of his stomach. Aspiration happens when foreign material is inhaled into the airway causing asphyxiation from a blocked respiratory tract. In healthy adults, it may occur during sleep when the sedating effects of alcohol or drugs impair cough and gag reflexes. McGrath, 35, was the divorced father of two young children. In a letter dated February 17, 1967, Navy Rear Admiral Paul L. Lacy Jr. wrote McGrath’s children, ages 10 and 9, explaining their father died from “natural causes,” ostensibly to shield them from the true nature of his death. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 6.30.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 3.1.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

91

Never forgotten.

Semper Fortis
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POSTED ON 3.13.2021
POSTED BY: TOM MCMAHON

You are remembered!!

Thank you James, your hometown honors you!!

https://youtu.be/HZuE0_MjXMk
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POSTED ON 3.8.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

CN James Patrick McGrath is buried in Section 14, Row D, Graves 85-91 of the Saint Charles cemetery in East Farmingdale, NY.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Semper Fortis
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