DANIEL J SHEA
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HONORED ON PANEL 24W, LINE 12 OF THE WALL

DANIEL JOHN SHEA

WALL NAME

DANIEL J SHEA

PANEL / LINE

24W/12

DATE OF BIRTH

01/29/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/14/1969

HOME OF RECORD

EAST NORWALK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Fairfield County

STATE

CT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR DANIEL JOHN SHEA
POSTED ON 2.19.2011

Never Forgotten

Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 5.11.2006
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8

Ewiges Restgeben An Ihn
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POSTED ON 3.31.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Patton

Thanks, Dan!

When I first read the story about the ambush in the rice paddy that day, I realized that one of the wounded GI's that Dan was trying to help was probably my brother, PFC Francis Patton. Frank died there, too, but I took comfort in knowing that someone was trying to help him. Thanks, Dan!
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POSTED ON 1.19.2003
POSTED BY: Danielle M. Roy

God Bless you

Although I never knew you, I know my father did... I never knew him though he like you was taking from all that loved them. Thank you for all that you did, and for those that can not thank you. You will always be in my prayers and dreams with my Dad... God bless your family as well...

Danielle M. Roy (Kaske)
Daughter of Richard Alan Kaske-know as Rit, KIA 12-21-67
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POSTED ON 11.23.2002
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

MEMORIAL REDEDICATION IN NORWALK, CONNECTICUT


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

DANIEL JOHN SHEA

A medic with

Headquarters and Headquarters Company

3rd Battalion

21 Infantry

196th Light Infantry Brigade

Americal Division

who was killed in action while rescuing five wounded men

during a major engagement with NVA forces, was honored

on 17 May 1998 at a rededication of the monument to his

courage in his hometown of Norwalk, Connecticut.


PFC Shea was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor

for his heroic actions on that day in 1969, and the monument,

which overlooks Long Island Sound, was erected just a few

years ago.


On 14 May 1969, in Quang Tin Province, during a combat

patrol with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, the lead

platoon was ambushed while crossing a rice paddy.

Withdrawing to a small island under heavy fire from three

sides, Daniel saw that a number of his comrades had fallen

in the initial hail of fire. With complete disregard for his own

safety and braving the intense hostile fire sweeping the

open rice paddy, he made four trips to tend wounded

soldiers and to carry them to the safety of the platoon

position. Seeing a fifth wounded comrade directly in front

of one of the enemy strong points, Daniel ran to his

assistance. As he reached this man he was grievously

wounded. Disregarding his welfare, Daniel tended his

wounded comrade and began to move him back to the

safety of the defensive perimeter. As he neared the

platoon position, Daniel was mortally wounded by a

burst of enemy fire.

Shea, an avid fisherman as a youngster, had previously

been honored with the naming of an island in Long Island

Sound where he often fished, Shea Island.


Attending the ceremonies were his mother, Olive Shea, and

representing the 196th Light Infantry Brigade Association

were Greg Kitchen, 4th Battalion 31st Infantry, and

David M. Morris, Troop 'F', 17th Cavalry.



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