This Memorial Page Established by -Gerald W Finley

James M Finley
Tomorrow will be James 30th birthday if he had lived but he didn't. James was killed
alongside Andrew Shields on May 31st 2008 by a suicide bomber. It has been over 8 years
and they say time heals wounds.  I guess it has not been long enough yet.  My thoughts and
prayers goes out to the Shields family as they also mourn their sons death.  
Gone but always in our hearts.  
Love Dad

May 31, 2017
SSG Bradley Rentz
Rest in peace brother. As today started, even before today, I was and am thinking of you and
PFC Shields. Its been nine years since that day in Afghanistan and not a day goes by that I,
amongst others, have you and your families in our thoughts. Rest in Peace brother.
Army Spc. James M. Finley
United States Army
KIA 31 May 2008, Afganistan
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21, of Lebanon, Mo.; assigned to the 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade
Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany; died May 31 in Jalalabad City, Afghanistan, of wounds
sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Pvt.
Andrew J. Shields.