James Madden was born in 1932 and attended St. Boniface grade school and Mastbaum High School.
He enlisted in the Navy when he was 17 in September of 1950. After basic training he was assigned to the attack amphibious transport USS Menifee APA-202, based in Long Beach, CA. From April 1951 to March 1952, the Menifee ferried troops between Japan and Korea and within Korean waters for the distribution of United Nations forces. During that time Jim visited Japan, Hong Kong and Hawaii.
He was honorably discharged in November of 1953 and went to work, first at the Stetson Hat factory and then for Progress Lighting.
He married Dolores and together they have 5 sons and 1 daughter with 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. They have lived on Paul Street in Frankford since about 1957.
He retired in 2003 and has enjoyed his retirement while keeping active with family and church activities at St. Joachim.
Jim Madden, We thank you for your service.