John J. Shea
|Location of Death||Japan|
Awards and Decorations: Navy Cross, Purple Heart
Memorialized: Courts of the Missing, Honolulu, HI
"The Letter to Jackie," from Boston College Magazine, 2002
From "Letter to Jackie":
On September 15, 1942, three Japanese torpedoes struck the carrier USS Wasp as it sailed toward Guadalcanal. Commander Shea was seen running into the flames to rescue shipmates. He was among 193 officers and crew lost.