Shea, John Francis, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Last Primary MOS
95B-Military Policeman
Last MOS Group
Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1964-1964, 111.1, 114th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1963 - 1964

Private First Class



One Overseas Service Bar


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Connecticut
Connecticut
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Willimantic
Last Address
Willimantic

Casualty Date
Mar 09, 1964
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Drowned, Suffocated
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 045

 Official Badges 

Army Military Police


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1964, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
Military Police Units114th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1963-1964, 95B, 560th Military Police Company
  1964-1964, 111.1, 114th Aviation Company (AHC)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
If you have any pictures, information, schools, units/assignments, medals, or anything else regarding PFC Shea, please email me at atwsfallenmp@gmail.com or through the Military Police Homepage at http://www.militarypolice.com.

Steve Blackwell

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http://www.honoredmps.org/shea-john.html

   
Comments/Citation
While on a mission escorting Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on a tour of jungle battlefields, his helicopter lost power and went down in the Mekong River outside of Sadec

The crew were aboard a UH-1B tail number 62-01961.  PFC Shea was a volunteer door gunner from the 560th Military Police Company.

 Crew Members:
Capt. I.E. greeley, (P) (Survived)
CWO D. Daniel (CP) (Survived)
SP5 Wyley Wright (CE) KIA
PFC John F. Shea (G) KIA

Sources:
"Six Killed in Viet Nam: 12 Children Left Fatherless," El Paso Herald Post, Section B, Page 4, 2 April 1964
http://560mp.tripod.com/560MP/Shea.htm
   
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