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John J. Sheehan

Date of birth: August 23, 1940
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Somerville
Home of record: Somerville Massachusetts

John Sheehan was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1962 after graduating from Boston College. He retired as a United States Marine Corps General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John J. Sheehan (MCSN: 0-85321), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States.

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: General

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John J. Sheehan (MCSN: 0-85321), United States Marine Corps, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States.

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain John J. Sheehan (MCSN: 0-85321), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 14 - 17, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Sheehan upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: March 30 & 31, 1967

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Captain

Company: Company I

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 9th Marines

Defense Superior Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Defense Superior Service Medal to Colonel John J. Sheehan (MCSN: 0-85321), United States Marine Corps, for exceptional service as Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, from April 1984 to June 1986. Colonel Sheehan was involved on a daily basis with some of the most important and sensitive national security issued confronting the United States. He was relied upon to manage the Immediate Office of the Deputy Secretary and to ensure the quality of all written materials prepared for both the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense. Colonel Sheehan's intelligence, dedication, attention to detail, untiring energy, and total commitment to excellence were instrumental in the efficient operation of the Office of the Deputy Secretary. His expertise as a staff officer and his broad operational background made him a valuable and trusted assistant. His ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently was enhanced by his superb administrative skills, which contributed to an environment of efficiency and teamwork throughout the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The distinctive accomplishments of Colonel Sheehan reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Marine Corps and the Office of he Secretary of Defense.

Action Date: April 1984 - June 1986

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Colonel