James L. MOONEY Jr

 

mooney james l
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER36774117
AGE27 yo
DATE OF BIRTHSeptember 16, 1907 in Chicago, ILLINOIS
STATEILLINOIS
FAMILY--
RANKCorporal
FONCTION 
JOB before ENLISTEMENTPatrolman IL
DATE of ENLISTEMENT20 november 1943
REGIMENT110th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION28th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATHAugust 12, 1944mooney james l tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSourdeval
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
D129
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
us army div 28 110ir
STORY

Corporal James L. Mooney was born on September 16, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois.

He attended Georgetown University where he captained the football team and was named an All-American lineman and punter.

He graduated with a B.A. in psychology. He joined the NFL where he played from 1930 until 1935, ending his career with the Cardinals and Bears.

Jim was a member of one of the CPD’s most distinguished families.

His grandfather was Francis J. O’Neill, a career policeman who rose through the ranks to become Superintendent from 1901 until 1905.

His father, Captain James L. Mooney, Sr., also a career CPD officer, retired as Chief of Detectives.

Following family tradition, Jim joined the CPD in 1937. He served as a patrolman at the 36th District Hudson Avenue Station.

On November 20, 1943, he enlisted in the US Army.

While serving as a Corporal in the 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, Jim was killed in action near Sourdeval, France on August 12, 1944 after being shot by a sniper.

Jim was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.


INFORMATION SOURCEJF PELLOUAIS - Cpdmemorial.org
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PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud