“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

James M. Curran Jr. was born in Nyack, NY, and grew up in Pine Island, NY, where he attended Warwick Valley High School. “Jimmy,” as he was known, was a Seabee in the Navy and worked with Naval Special Warfare Group 2. He was preparing to go to dive school to learn how to weld underwater. He loved motorcycles, tattoos, music, running, building, and design. He is remembered by his wife, Alanna M. Curran, and his mother, Jeanette Shanahan.