JAMES J O'SHAUGHNESSY
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 104 OF THE WALL

JAMES JOHN O'SHAUGHNESSY

WALL NAME

JAMES J O'SHAUGHNESSY

PANEL / LINE

14W/104

DATE OF BIRTH

09/18/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/25/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CLOSTER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bergen County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES JOHN O'SHAUGHNESSY
POSTED ON 9.23.2023
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 3.4.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl James O'Shaughnessy, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Your 52nd anniversary is soon, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Lent has begun. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.4.2019
POSTED BY: Christian Dadulak

The Hero I Never Met

My late father, Edward G. Dadulak, and Jimmy grew up together in Closter and were great friends. My dad often spoke of their adventures growing up, constantly telling me how much of a crazy, Irish daredevil Jimmy seemed to be.

All throughout my childhood (I was born in September of 1994) my dad spoke of Jimmy and his heroism. To this day, we have the article detailing Jimmy’s sacrifice framed in my home.

One year, my dad had shirts printed up with pictures of Jimmy’s name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in DC. Our whole family wore that shirt that year. A year or so prior, we had the privilege of seeing Jimmy’s name on the wall when we visited DC while spending time with family in Baltimore, MD. I remember my dad trying to conceal his tears as he read his best friend’s name on the wall.

I have never met Jimmy, but he has had a profound impact on my life. Although I’ve never served in the military, I was accepted into the Naval Academy’s summer seminar while in high school, received two Congressional Nominations for West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy by my congressman, Buck McKeon at the time, and spent two years in Marine Corps Option NROTC in college. After my father passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2014, my family needed me to step up and help out, so I withdrew from the program to pursue entrepreneurial ventures.

Even still, I think about joining the military in the reserves, at least, to honor Jimmy. He’s a man I never met, but he has always been one of my heroes. I have shed tears many times on his behalf.

Today, my prayer is that he and my father are reunited in heaven, enjoying each other’s friendship.

May Jimmy rest in peace. God Bless.
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POSTED ON 3.16.2019
POSTED BY: Mary O'Shaughnessy Hanson

50 years

Dear Jimmy,
It has been almost 50 years since your terrible death. It does feel like yesterday because your loss was so hard. I have all the great times still fresh in my memory of you taking Margaret and I on your very fun adventures. You were more fun than any little sister could have hoped for.
Love your sister, Mary O'Shaughnessy Hanson
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POSTED ON 3.2.2019
POSTED BY: Margie R.

You never forget your first love!

Jimmy was mine & he'll be in my heart forever. Me & my BFF to this day hung w/the 3 coolest seniors from St. Cecilia's H.S. Jimmy, Johnny, Ernie (prior page post). We were sophomore's at NV-OT.The world was kinder & gentler & Friday & Saturday nites full of innocent teenage fun & antics.I remember all our times like yesterday. Hard to believe the 50th year of your passing is upon us.RIP my love, you have been & will always be alive in my heart & never ever forgotten. I have celebrated you every Memorial Day & Veterans Day since learning of your fate. Finding this site & seeing the few pictures have brought me bittersweet joy.If Margaret,Mary,Ernie or friends from the army or Nam see my post I'd love to hear from you. Well done, Corporal, thank you for your service. XOXOXO
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