WALTER J GARSTKIEWICZ JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 21 OF THE WALL

WALTER J GARSTKIEWICZ JR

WALL NAME

WALTER J GARSTKIEWICZ JR

PANEL / LINE

14W/21

DATE OF BIRTH

12/22/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG AN

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/09/1970

HOME OF RECORD

PHILADELPHIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Philadelphia County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WALTER J GARSTKIEWICZ JR
POSTED ON 11.15.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Walter Garstkiewicz,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Happy Veterans' Day. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 1.19.2015

always in my heart

always in my heart
we were ambushed at@ 3am on January 9th,1970.
Walt, most of us called him "red", was hit in the initial burst and although seriously wounded he courageously and selflessly attacked the enemy's fire.
He saved the lives of his friends including mine.
I spent 9 months with Red, most in the bush.
He had the heart of a lion.....and was Loved by all.
THE BEST DIDN'T COME HOME.
Fredrick E. Gottwald
11B 1969-70

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POSTED ON 7.14.2014

A distant relative who is my hero and inspired me.

Though I wasn't born but 3 years after you gave the ultimate sacrifice , you were a hero to me growing up. You are my grandmothers nephew.
I didn't know much about you except you gave your life in service of this nation in Vietnam.
Just knowing that you did something greater than yourself made you my hero and it inspired me to serve this nation as well.
I also took the oath and served in the Army, albeit during peace time.
Thank You Ski. I really wish I could have met you but you will always be a part of me in spirit.
P.S. My son looks a lot like you.
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POSTED ON 11.23.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Walter J Garstkiewicz 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 9.20.2013

hello

i knew about you but never had a chance to meet you i am your nephew jason.
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