Edward Brendan Shaw

Lieutenant (junior grade)
United States Navy
04 April 1939 - 05 September 1965
Cranston, Rhode Island
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Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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25 Mar 2003

Hello... my name is Matthew Sanderson, and I am a student at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI. I am in a Vietnam Experience class and each student was assigned a fallen RI veteran. The person I must research is Edward Brendan Shaw. I would like to know more about him and about his life before the war. If anyone knew Shaw and would like to talk to me about him, my email is Gassy84@aol.com I hope to get know Mr. Shaw very well because his life is very important to me. Thank you.

Matthew Sanderson
18 Tucker Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905

23 Dec 2006

Back in the 80's I got Edward Brendan Shaw's red MIA/POW bracelet. I would like to return it to his family. If there is anyone that is interested in this item please contact me. To Mr. Shaw's family I am sorry for your loss - and appreciate the sacrifice he made for his country.

Lisa Miller

15 Jul 2007

I am a Rhode Island native who attended Stadium Elementary School in Edward Shaw's hometown of Cranston. I was fortunate enough to have Mrs. Florence K. Shaw as a reading teacher for the 5th and 6th grades. Mrs. Shaw was Edward Shaw's mom. She was a terrific person and a great teacher as well. She always carried herself with tremendous dignity, class and a cheerful attitude. I am sure her son Edward was just like her. It was an honor to have known her. Rest in peace, Edward Brendan Shaw and his Mom, Florence.

Edward Kaplan

Notes from The Virtual Wall

Several Attack Squadron 165 aircraft were conducting an armed reconnaissance mission south of Vinh when they spotted a number of supply barges in the mouth of the Song Gia Hoi River. During the subsequent attack on the barges, LTJG Edward B. Shaw (flying A-1H BuNo 139693) was hit by antiaircraft fire and went in. LTJG Shaw was not seen to escape his aircraft before impact. That fact, and the failure of search and rescue efforts to locate any sign of him, led to the conclusion that he died in the crash. His remains have not been repatriated.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 25 Mar 2003
Last updated 08/10/2009