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Pvt Daniel John Shea
Birth: Jan. 29, 1947
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 14, 1969
Hai Phong Municipality, Vietnam

Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army, Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade. In the Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, on May 14, 1969 Pfc. Shea was serving as a medical aid man for his platoon when a large enemy force in ambush positions opened fire with mortars, grenades and automatic weapons. Under a heavy crossfire, the platoon withdrew to a defensive perimeter. Pfc. Shea, seeing that a number of his comrades had fallen in the initial fire, dashed from the defensive position to assist the wounded. With disregard for his safety and braving the hostile fire, Pfc. Shea made 4 trips to tend wounded soldiers and to carry them to the safety of his platoon’s position. Seeing a fifth wounded comrade in front of one of the enemy points, Pfc. Shea ran to his assistance. As he reached the wounded man, Pfc. Shea was grievously wounded. Pfc. Shea tended his wounded comrade and began to move him back to the safety of his own defensive perimeter. As he neared his platoon’s position, Pfc. Shea was mortally wounded by a burst of enemy fire. His heroic actions saved the lives of several of his fellow soldiers. His Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Campaign and Service Medals were awarded posthumously and accredited to the state of Connecticut.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Saint Johns Cemetery
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jul 08, 2003
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Pvt Daniel John Shea
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Pvt Daniel John Shea
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