Mooney, Edwin

Edwin Mooney
Middle Island


      Edwin G. Mooney was born on July 23, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Francis J. Mooney, and Louise St. Amand. Before the war he was self employed as a carpenter. Mooney enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served as a motor machinist’s mate at the University of Illinois. In May 1943 he was assigned to the USS LY, where he served as a  chief motor machinist mate 1st class. The USS LY was assigned duty in North Africa, Sicily and Salerno. In September 1944, Mooney was assigned to the USS Chilton and  was sent to the Pacific where he participated in the liberation of the Philippine's and at Okinawa in 1945.

 Mooney received the European Theatre medal with 2 stars, the Pacific Theater with 2 stars, and one star for Okinawa. He also received a good conduct medal. He was discharged from the Navy on November 27, 1945 at Lido Beach, New York.


Written by
Tory Young
Feb. 2007

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