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Worth the Trip: Head to Long Island for Annual Tribute to Fallen Soldier

James McNaughton, 27, was the first NYC Cop to be killed while serving in Iraq; every year a tribute to him raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project and other great charities.

Originally posted by Vinny Zecca:

This event is in honor of James McNaughton, a NYPD Cop who was killed in Iraq. Jimmy was a SSG with the Army Reserves 306th MP Battalion. Jimmy joined the NYPD 12 years ago and assigned to Transit Bureau, District 2. He reported for duty in the Army on 10/04/02. On Aug 2, 2005, Jimmys Unit was assigned a dangerous mission in which was between him and a couple other Sergeants. Jimmy volunteered over the other soldiers because they had children and he knew of the severity of the mission. While on this mission, Jimmy was training an Iraqi officer up in a tower and was struck by a sniper. James McNaughton, 27, was the first NYC Cop to give his life for his country as a soldier in the line of duty while serving in Iraq. 


On Saturday, January 25, 2014, James will be honored with a day of fun, free food, & entertainment. The 9th Annual Tribute to James McNaughton will be held at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh, NY from 1pm-8pm. Entertainment includes performances from the Nerds, NY Shields Pipes & Drums Band, USO and comedy by Dave Attell as well as loads of other entertainment to be announced, including big surprises that will be revealed the day of the event.

Proceeds will be donated to multiple great charities: The Wounded Warrior Project, the 911 Vets and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

For more info, visit www.jimmymcnaughton.com or email vzecca1@yahoo.com

Official Facebook Event Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/224654561044955/?ref=22

Official YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RphL_LYxgMM

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