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WILLIAM A GRIFFIS III


is honored on Panel 14W, Line 62 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank you Captain William A. Griffis, III

    Posted on 1/24/04 - by Donald Lytle afarmersboy@yahoo.com
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you William A. Griffis, III., for your courageous and valiant service, your years of faithfully contributing, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Sir, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you Captain William A. Griffis, III., for a job exceptionally well done!

    REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC YOUNG UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS OFFICER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 7/2/02 - by CLAY MARSTON
    CAPTAIN


    WILLIAM ALEXANDER GRIFFIS III



    WAS A DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE OF THE

    UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY

    AT ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

    IN THE CLASS OF 1964


    who served with the


    MARINE QUICK REACTIONARY FORCE

    2nd BATTALION

    5th MARINES

    1st MARINE DIVISION

    FLEET MARINE FORCE PACIFIC



    and was a posthumous recipient of the


    NAVY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL

    NAVY COMMENDATION MEDAL

    PURPLE HEART





    EX SCIENTIA TRIDENS





    NON SIBI SED PATRIAE





    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





    33063 - 1964



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  • To a Leader

    Posted on 4/12/01 - by Thomas Panian
    Mr. Griffis: We met when you became my Platoon Leader in G/2/6 in 1965. You were first to congratulate me when I was admitted to NAPS later that year. Your leadership was outstanding and your guidance is helped fashion the Navy Cross I received in 1968. Thank you, Sir. Rest well, Skipper.
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  • I shall not forget you

    Posted on 1/19/00 - by L. J. (Wilma) Williams ua@mvcc.com
    I served with "1st Lt. Bill Griffis" as one of his squad leaders in 2/5 Quick Reactionary force in 1966-67. No other
    officer was more of a asset to his country
    and corps than my commander. He was a fine man, and a excellent officer. The marine corps needed more men like him. The highest tribute I can pay to Capt William A. Griffis in death is to never forget him, for which I shall not do.

    Cpl L.J. Williams, Squad Leader, 2058938
    Quick Reationary Force, H&S (106's)
    2/5 1st Mar Div, FMF, I Corp, Quang Tri
    Province
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