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Sgt Patrick J. Hennessy, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1918
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 22, 1945
Okinawa, Japan

Sgt. Pat Hennessy Killed on Okinawa

Sgt. Patrick J. Hennessy, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hennessy of Lake Placid, was killed on Okinawa, May 22nd, according to word received by his father. Hennessy was a Marine paratrooper, with the 4th regiment of the 6th marine division. He was in service about five years, and served as instructor of paratroopers in North Carolina, before going into the Pacific theatre in December, 1944. He has a brother, Pfc. Robert Hennessy, who is also with paratroopers in Germany. Other survivors include his parents and brothers, John, of Miami, Fla. Before going into service he was employed at Lake Placid Club. (Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post, Au Sable Forks, NY, Thursday, June 14, 1945, p. 1, Col. 4)

SGT. P. J. HENNESSY RITES TO BE HELD HERE WEDNESDAY Marine Paratrooper Killed On Okinawa May 22, 45; Body Arrives Tues.

The body of Sgt. Patrick J. Hennessy, Jr., a member of the Marine Corps paratroopers, killed in action on Okinawa May 22, 1945, has been returned to this country and will arrive at the Lake Placid depot on Tuesday morning. Military funeral services, under the direction of the Marine Corps League of Saranac Lake, assisted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be held on Wednesday morning at 9:30 at St. Agnes Church, with interment in St. Agnes cemetery. Sgt. Hennessy was the son of P. J. Hennessy of Lake Placid and Mrs. Hennessy of Miami, Florida. Hennessy was a Marine paratrooper with the 4th regiment of the 6th Marine division. He was is service about five years and previous to his going into the Pacific theatre in December, 1944 he had served at a recruiting office in Philadelphia and as an instructor of paratroopers in North Carolina. His picture as a Marine paratrooper appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, sponsored by a national cigarette company. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the American Campaign Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the Victory Medal of World War II, and the Presidential Unit Citation. Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Robert V. Hennessy, Schenectady; and John Hennessy, who is attending Georgetown University at Washington, D.C. (Lake Placid News, Lake Placid, NY, Friday, April 8, 1949, p. 1, Col. 3) 
Saint Agnes Cemetery
Lake Placid
Essex County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Daniel Weaver
Originally Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Jan 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64247827
Sgt Patrick J. Hennessy, Jr
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Semper FiBless you and your family on this Memorial Day. So glad to finally see that headstone.Regards,Dorothy Hennessey Vigano
- Dorothy Vigano
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Rest In Peace and Thank You for your service. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
- ctrayn13
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Now you own your uncle's site... he is in good hands now. So happy to speak with you!Regards,Dorothy
- Dorothy Vigano
 Added: Sep. 20, 2013
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