James J. Shields
Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
James J. Shields was born in New
York on January 8, 1910. He was drafted into the Army
on March 5, 1942 at Camp Upton, Yaphank, New York. His home of residence was listed
as Brooklyn, Kings County, New York and his civilian occupation was listed as Checkers.
He had completed one year of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Catholic.
Private Shields died on July 12, 1944 of wounds received in action in Normandy, France.
Article announcing the
death of James J. Shields
From the Brooklyn Eagle Thursday August 17, 1944
Courtesy of Julien Woestyn
James J. Shields was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and his remains were returned
to the United States where he was interred in New York on July 9, 1948.
Long Island National Cemetery
Plot: H, 9148
Grave marker for James J. Shields
Photo by GLENN from the Find A Grave website
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