WILLIAM E BARRITT
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HONORED ON PANEL 8W, LINE 110 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM EMMETT BARRITT

WALL NAME

WILLIAM E BARRITT

PANEL / LINE

8W/110

DATE OF BIRTH

05/13/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/14/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MERIDIAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lauderdale County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM EMMETT BARRITT
POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Christopher Barritt

Memorial day

Thanks for your sacrifice. Sure wish I could talk to you.
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POSTED ON 5.21.2017
POSTED BY: Van McCarty

Memorial Day 2017

Following my Vietnam service I returned to Mississippi and soon thereafter relocated to Meridian and have lived here since 1973. You fellows from Lauderdale County probably would not recognize the places and the people you left behind – things have changed drastically since you have been gone. News of your deaths brought much heartbreak and many tears to your loved ones and friends. After all these years we still remember the price you paid for your country and our freedoms. As another Memorial Day ceremony unfolds at the county courthouse, each of your 28 names will be read. In remembrance of your sacrifice, friends and family members will come forward to place a Buddy Poppy at the base of the granite wall honoring all the county’s losses since World War I. The patriotism that you felt as you left Lauderdale County for the war in Vietnam is still alive and well in your hometowns and communities. Many of you died protecting one another, but you all served so that we could keep the things we love the most – God, country and family. By remaining true to these principles, we honor your sacrifices.

Van “Mac” McCarty
Meridian, MS
USMC Vietnam Veteran
1968-69, 1970-71
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POSTED ON 12.3.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPEC 4 BARRIT,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE APPRENTICE. A FRIEND'S BROTHER WAS ALSO LOST IN PHUOC LONG. SAY HI TO MIKE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. ADVENT IS HERE, AND CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. THE NEW YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 8.14.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Spec 4 Barritt for your leadership and courage.
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POSTED ON 11.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 William Emmett Barritt, 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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