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

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WALTER J GARSTKIEWICZ JR
POSTED ON 2.17.2012
POSTED BY: Beth Garstkiewicz

Remembering Uncle Walter

It's impossible to remember someone you've never known, but it is so comforting to come here and read the names and see the lives you've touched. You are in my heart, my thoughts and prayers, always.

For those who wish to visit - he is buried in Sunset Memorial Park, section R 357, 333 County Line Road, Bucks County, PA.
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POSTED ON 11.19.2011

Remembering

Walter is remembered by the men he served with.
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POSTED ON 3.24.2006
POSTED BY: dankelley

My Platoon

Dear Walter, I remember meeting you in 1969, you were a member of my platoon and I thought we were using 12 year olds--you looked so young. I was in the Bn radio room the nite you died. I will always wonder of the wonderful life lost. I hope to talk to others who knew you. With Respect and Love, Dan Kelley
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POSTED ON 7.22.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 9.11.2003
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Kensington GI Dies in Combat

Kensington GI Dies in Combat

A Kensington infantryman whose parents said never wrote much about the war, has been killed in combat in Vietnam, the Defense Department announced Thursday.
The victim, Army Sp/4 Walter J. Garstkiewicz Jr., 21, of 3544 N. Water st., was a 1966 graduate of Mastbaum Vocational School where he was a member of the track team. He was killed last Friday, his parents said.
He was an assistant Scoutmaster and worked for a machine-drafting and designing firm before entering the Army in June 1968. He left for Vietnam from Fort Lewis, Wash., last April.
His parents, Walter and Sara Garstkiewicz, last heard from him on New Year's Eve when he telephoned from Hong Kong where he was on a rest leave.
Also surviving are two brothers, James, 18, and Bruce 17.

Photo and article appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on January 16, 1970.
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