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In just a few weeks, the 12th Annual Tribute to SSG James McNaughton will take place. Back on January 7, 2006 when this event first started, we never could have imagined that a decade would pass and not only would it still be running, but it would get bigger and bigger each year. On Saturday, January 28th, 2017 come down to Mulcahy’s Concert Hall in Wantagh, NY to celebrate the life of a true American hero.
Jimmy was a Staff Sergeant with the Army Reserve's 306th MP Battalion, 800th Military Police Brigade, based out of Uniondale, Long Island. He served 5 years on active duty as a Military Police Officer, stationed in Fort Irwin, California and Mannheim Germany. Jimmy also served tours in Bosnia and Kosovo. After an honorable discharge, he remained in the Army Reserves while joining the New York City Police Department in July 2001, graduating as part of the “9/11 Class”. This academy class spent the most time in the history of the NYPD in the Academy due to 9/11. Police work is the family business. His father is a retired New York police officer, his stepmother also a retired officer in the transit bureau. He was engaged to be married to an officer in the 9th Precinct. Jimmy’s unit was activated in October of 2002 for Operation Noble Eagle. After his one year deployment was complete he went back to patrolling Transit Bureau, District 2, in lower Manhattan where he spent most of his time in the Canal Street Subway station. Jimmy volunteered for his second deployment in October 2004. Upon completion of training in Fort Dix for two months, the 306th MP BN, 77th U.S. Army Regional Readiness Command, based at Fort Totten, in Queens, NY was deployed to Iraq on December 26, 2004. Upon arriving in Iraq the unit took command of Abu Ghraib Prison. In June of 2005 his Commanding Officer asked for volunteers with actual police experience to help train the Iraqi Highway Patrol. There were several Police Officers within the unit, however, Jimmy told his fellow Soldiers to stand down. Jimmy stated that he would accept the dangerous assignment based on the fact that his fellow Soldiers had families and children. On August 2, 2005, while on this mission, Jimmy was training an Iraqi officer up in a tower and was struck by sniper fire. James McNaughton, 27, was the first New York City Police Officer to give his life for his country as a soldier in the line of duty while serving in Iraq. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a written statement, “James McNaughton made our city safe as a police officer and gave his life defending our country.” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said McNaughton “embodied the motto of the NYPD: Fidelis ad Mortem, faithful until death.”
Whether you have been to this benefit before or this is your first opportunity to attend, you have no idea what your attendance does to help ease the suffering of losing someone like Jimmy. Your support lets Jimmy's family, friends and fellow soldiers and police officers know that he did not die in vain, that he will continue to live on through all of us and the stories and memories that are told and made during this event. Below are some inks with all the info that you need to know for the event:
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YouTube Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz0kHUMI9q8
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12th Annual Tribute to SSG James D. McNaughton
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall - right off of Sunrise highway and is accessible by car or by the LIRR - Wantagh train station (Babylon Train Line), approx 35 min from Penn Station and located right across the way from the rail.
1:00pm - 9:00pm