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Condolence From: Bill Milewski
Condolence: MSgt Tierney was a true American patriot, friend, father figure and mentor to myself and countless other individuals. I wish I had gotten to visit with him one more time, there are so many things I wish I could say but all I can do is offer my condolences to his family and wish you guys the best. I know this is a naval phrase but from a guy who joined because of him, Fair winds and following seas.
Saturday June 10, 2017
Condolence From: John schaefer
Condolence: MSgt Tierney was a great man, teacher and Airman. He gave all his students his full efforts and attention. He gave us so much hope and belief in ourselves. He personally made me believe in myself and inspired me in ways he could never have known. As a 20 year Air Force member, his lessons are with me every day in the way I mentor young folks and the way I try to uplift them. He undoubtedly is the greatest man to wear the uniform.
I have been meaning to see him for a while but with deployment schedules and work, I kept on telling myself next time. I just learned of his passing by looking him up on the internet to see if he was still at the school. I sincerely apologize to his family for not knowing of his ailment or his passing.

Sir, you have touched thousands upon thousands of lives. You will be missed. Godspeed. I hope you know you were a success with me, a kid who most thought worthless. I thank you for your inspiration. I will miss you and the times we shared.
Sunday April 30, 2017
Condolence From: Melissa Tomkins
Condolence: My condolence goes to sgt tierney family especially his wife and all to kids and his grandchildren to just remember he will be watching over you and all the students to we will all miss you sgt tierney
Wednesday April 19, 2017
Condolence From: Melissa Tomkins
Condolence: You were the best teacher ever i couldn't ask for and I will always remember the trip I went on with you and I'm am also going to remember you that you came in the classroom with your cup of coffee in the morning but I had a lot of fun rotc you made it really fun but it won't be the same without you here but only we can do is all the memories we had with you and I will miss you sgt tierney rip sgt tierney
Wednesday April 19, 2017
Condolence From: Joe Marasco
Condolence: My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Sgt. Tierney's family. He was a great man and will be missed dearly. God bless Sgt. James Tierney and may he rest in peace.
Wednesday April 19, 2017
Condolence From: Ken Napalo
Condolence: MSG Tierney, I will forever be grateful for knowing you from my freshman year till my senior one, as a cadet in JROTC. You changed my life in so many ways for the better.. From when I first told you of my Army enlistment till we reconnected after my career came to a close. You always inspired me to be the best "me" I could be. Always were there for me in high school as well as years beyond. Was truly a gift to have known you. You made such a lasting positive impact on my life. I can never thank you enough for all you did for me. This one hurts. I will remember you always! REST EASY! Prayers n sympathy to the entire Tierney Family.. Thank you for sharing this amazing man. God Bless You MSG 🙏🙏🙏.. Till we meet again.. 😔
Tuesday April 18, 2017
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Tuesday April 18, 2017
Condolence From: Robert Coon Jr
Condolence: My deepest condolences to the Tierney family and to all of those who cared for MSgt. James Tierney. I first met Sgt. Tierney as a 14 year old freshmen in the AFJROTC program in 1992. I will always remember him silently creeping up on us at the Fort Dix BIVOUAC, the trip the two of us took to Lakehurst Naval Station to shop for my aviation headset (courtesy of the USAF ATC!), and the sergeant accidentally setting off the barracks alarm trying to stop a false smoke alarm at 00:30 hours, causing both the bas MP's and the fire department to arrive and clear the building! (not the sergeant's fault.) It was his kindness, his leadership, and his love for the cadets in the AFJROTC program that helped shape me into the husband, father, and man i am today. And for that, i will aways be grateful and thankful to him. Good speed, sergeant.
Tuesday April 18, 2017
Condolence From: Dan Fagan
Condolence: I first met Jimmy while working at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle. Jimmy was the maintenance man and I worked on the Golf Carts and Caddied.Jimmy was a guy that you would be friends as soon as you met him. He helped me out many times. I also met his son, Shawn while we were doing work while the club closed down in February. I knew his siter Jean also and all three were the best people. I know you will miss him as I will and remember the great man that he was. You only meet a great man like Jimmy once in a while, He was a rare breed. I know he will be missed but He is with the Lord, telling him some of his great stories. Farewell, Jimmy, I'll see you again in Heaven, save a place for me near you....I love you, Brother..

Tuesday April 18, 2017
Condolence From: susan massano
Condolence: My Deepest Condolences go out to SGT Tierney’s entire family and may God Bless you all.
Thank you, from the bottom of our Hearts, for sharing this wonderful man with all of us !
SGT Tierney is an amazing man, a great ROTC instructor, and an inspiration to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Him.
He inspired so many young men and women and His Legacy will live on thru them.
He touched more lives and molded more leaders than anyone could possibly imagine.
Thank you for your lifetime of service to your community and country.
Our family was Honored and Proud that you and your lovely wife Joan traveled to Vermont to give Kim her first salute as a Naval Officer when she Commissioned from Norwich University.
God Speed SGT Tierney, You have earned your Wings !
Monday April 17, 2017
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