Apr. 4, 1939 Cranston Providence County Rhode Island, USA
Sep. 5, 1965, Vietnam
In Memory of ..... LTJG Edward Brendan Shaw. *** EDWARD BRENDAN SHAW Memorial located in Cranston *** Lieutenant Junior Grade Shaw, U.S. Naval Reserve, was a member of Attack Squadron 165, Carrier Air Wing 15 aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS CORAL SEA (CVA-43). On September 5, 1965, he was the pilot of a Douglas Attack Skyrader (A-1H) over the South China Sea when his aircraft exploded and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!
EDWARD BRENDAN SHAW - Navy - LTJG - O2 Age: 26 Race: Caucasian Date of Birth Apr 4, 1939 From: CRANSTON, RI Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father, Edward H. Shaw, Born in Rhode Island and Mother, Florence K. Shaw, Born in Rhode Island, Was a Reading teacher for the 5th and 6th grades.
***** ( Picture ) - You gave your life for your country and for this we Salute You. Jim and Tom Reece and Rosa KIng
***** I was in flight school with Ed at Pensacola. He was first signed to be a navigator, but wanted to change to pilot, so I helped him get into shape to pass the physical. We played a lot of pool and had a few beers. His roommate, Porter 'Snake' Pierce flew 87 missions and is still in touch with me, as is my old roommate, Bill Tschudy, POW for nearly 8 years. I wrote two books: "The Faces Behind The Names" about VN casualties. RIP, Ed. Don Ward
***** United States Census, 1940 Name: Edward B Shaw - This is YOU....... Event Type: Census Event Date: 1940 Event Place: Ward 2, Cranston, Cranston City, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Gender: Male Age: 1 Marital Status: Single Race: White Relationship to Head of Household: Son Birthplace: Rhode Island Birth Year: 1939 Household Role Gender Age Birthplace Edward H Shaw Head M 31 Rhode Island - YOU DAD Florence Shaw Wife F 27 Rhode Island - YOUR MOM Edward B Shaw Son M 1 Rhode Island - THIS IS YOU....
His tour began on Sep 5, 1965 Casualty was on Sep 5, 1965 In , NORTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, FIXED WING - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH AT SEA Body was not recovered Panel 02E - Line 76
Lieutenant Junior Grade Shaw, U.S. Naval Reserve, was a member of Attack Squadron 165, Carrier Air Wing 15 aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS CORAL SEA (CVA-43).
On September 5, 1965, he was the pilot of a Douglas Attack Skyrader (A-1H) over the South China Sea when his aircraft exploded and crashed.
His remains were not recovered.
******************************************** Distinguished Flying Cross Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Edward Brendan Shaw, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot serving with Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE (VA-165), while conducting a rescue mission in North Vietnam on 17 May 1965.
After locating a downed Air Force pilot deep in enemy territory, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Shaw proceeded to a rendezvous with rescue helicopters and provided protective cover while guiding them to the scene.
He carried out repeated strafing and rocket attacks on enemy forces in the immediate area while the helicopters were completing the rescue.
Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Shaw, by his skill and courage in the face of enemy fire, contributed materially to the success of the rescue operations.
General Orders: All Hands (November 1966) Action Date: May 17, 1965 Service: Navy Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade Company: Attack Squadron 165 (VA-165) Division: U.S.S. Coral Sea (CVA-43)
Note: Looking for location of his Memorial Headstone.
Burial: Honolulu Memorial
* Honolulu Honolulu County Hawaii, USA Plot: Courts of the Missing *Cenotaph [?]
Created by: Eddieb Record added: Nov 10, 2010
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