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In Memory

Walter John Garstiewicz, Jr. - Class Of 1966

"Ski" Garstkiewicz's interests ranged from archery to fishing to jujitsu, in which he had earned a black belt.  He loved being an assistant scoutmaster and marching in American Legion parades with his father, a World War II Navy veteran. 

In 1966 he graduated from Mastbaum.  He worked for a machine drafting and design firm before entering the Army in June 1968.  The 21 year old sergeant, a rifleman and light weapons infantryman assigned to Company "C" of the 6th Batallion, 31st Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, died in Vietnam on January 9, 1970.  He was survived by his parents and two younger brothers, both of whom were in the armed forced at the time.

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08/10/16 01:52 PM #1    

John Self (1968)

He was my friend and I was sorry that he died so young all those years ago!

08/14/16 09:43 AM #2    

Gerald Kiesewetter (1966)

THANKS SKI  you servered our great country but paid a sad price Rest in Peace from an old friend  JERRY KIESEWETTER

08/15/16 08:51 AM #3    

Anna Chiglo-(Ohora) (1967)

I did not know Walter but I do thank him for his service. I come from a military family. My thoughts are with all our boys who gave their lives so soon after graduating from Mastbaum.

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