|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1942|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 1967, Vietnam|
***Please note there are two memorials for him on findagrave - this one is considered the centotaph. This memorial has information from his hometown newspaper and the other memorial has other information.
From the Bennington Banner Tuesday, October 17, 1967
QUOTED FROM VIETNAM
An Associated Press story in Monday's New York Times quoted a local pilot who was one of the fliers from the 7th Fleet Carrier Oriskany which caused heavy damage Saturday to a Hai-phong-Kienan early warning radar site eight miles south of the port city.
"We were the last to roll in" said Lt. (j.g.) James E. Dooley, 24, "And I saw direct hits on the revetted middle radar site, which was partially hidden by heavy brush. One of the radar buildings was burning as we left."
Lt. Dooley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dooley of Manchester Center. A graduate of Burr and Burton Seminary and Boston College, the flier also completed Navy Officers Candidate School, Newport, R.I. before assignment to Pensacola, Fla. Prior to leaving for Vietnam, Lt. Dooley was stationed at Lamour Navy Base, Calif.
**** A week after that quote was published his family received word that he was "missing in action"
From the Bennington Banner Thursday October 26, 1967
Mass Set at Manchester For Officer Lost in Vietnam
MANCHESTER - The family of Lt. (j.g.) James E. Dooley and St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church have announced that a Mass of Intercession will be offered Tuesday at 8 pm.
Lt. Dooley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Dooley of Manchester Center, is listed as "missing in action" in Vietnam, according to word received by his parents Monday afternoon.
He is s Navy pilot with the 7th Fleet Carrier Oriskany and has been involved n a series of air strikes over North Vietnam.
From the Bennington Banner May 14, 1974
Navy officer, missing since '67 in Vietnam, now 'presumed killed'
The Navy Department has notified Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Dooley of Manchester Center that the status of their son, Lt. Cmdr. James E. Dooley, ho has been listed as "missing in action" since he was shot down Oct 22, 1967, during a bombing mission over Haiphong, North Vietnam, has been changed to "presumed killed in action."
Lt. Cmdr. Dooley, who was a fighter-bomber pilot on the U.S. Carrier Oriskany, was a native of Brandon, and as a graduate of Burr and Burton Seminary and the Boston College of Business Administration. He was 25 years old and was single. He had been awarded the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Navy Commendation Medal with Two Gold Stars and Combat Distinguishing Device, the Combat Action Medal, Air Medal with Number "5" in lieu of subsequent awards, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation awarded USS Oriskany CVA-34, during the period July 1967 to January 1968, the Vietnam Service Medal with One Bronze Star, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
A memorial Mass, to which friends and relatives are invited, will be at 7:30 pm Friday at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Manchester Center.
Henry Edward Dooley (1898 - 1976)
Elizabeth Patricia Hammel Dooley (1907 - 2009)
James Edward Dooley (1942 - 1967)*
James Edward Dooley (1942 - 1967)
Rhode Island LCDR US Navy Vietnam PH-DFC
Note: This is a centotaph
Created by: Nancy D
Record added: Dec 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101630175