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Francis Tierney 

United States Army

Photo courtesy of Eileen Tierney Stolte

Francis Tierney was born in New York City and like his brothers Thomas and Robert he enlisted in the United States Army for service in World War II. He   participated in the Normandy invasion landing on the beach at Normandy, France on D-day plus 4, June 10, 1944. He served as a sergeant in the 9th Infantry Division.  During his participation in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaigns, he received eight Combat Stars and a bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Francis was the son of Francis and Catherine Reilly Tinneny, of Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland and New York, the grandson of Thomas and Bridget Gilmartin Tinneny of Belturbet and the great-grandson of Francis and Anne Elliott Tinneny of Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland.  

Note: The surnames of Francis parents, Francis and Catherine Reilly Tinneny were changed from Tinneny to Tierney sometime after arriving in America. Their descendents were subsequently Tierney.



Updated September 13, 2021
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