WILLIAM J GARRITY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 11E, LINE 110 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM JOHN GARRITY JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM J GARRITY JR

PANEL / LINE

11E/110

DATE OF BIRTH

09/23/1926

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/26/1966

HOME OF RECORD

HAVRE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hill County

STATE

MT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LCDR

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM JOHN GARRITY JR
POSTED ON 10.13.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCDR William John Garrity Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 11.14.2012
POSTED BY: Tom Burgdorf

LCDR W.J. Garrity

1965 USS Oriskany Cruise Book Photo

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POSTED ON 7.11.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at Resurrection Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, MT.
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POSTED ON 3.12.2011

If I should die...remembrances for LCDR William John GARRITY, JR, USN...who died for our country!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 10.26.2009
POSTED BY: 60's Girl

On Your Angel Day

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service to our country and for the sacrifice of your precious life.

It is a privilege to be able to honor you for standing up for what was right and for the courage that you demonstrated.

I know that there are many who say that the loss of your life was in vain and that the Vietnam War was a senseless war, but for this American that is not true. What you did for the freedom of others was not in vain but has always been and will always be an example of good and honor today and for generations to come.

You will never be forgotten by me and I will honor your name and your sacrifice all my days.

In honor of your Angel Day I leave this poem for you:

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts.
And we are never, ever the same.” ~ Unknown
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