From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Garrity '59

Date of birth: April 2, 1936

Date of death: January 8, 1962

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1959 Lucky Bag:


From the June-July 1962 issue of Shipmate:

BILL GARRITY was killed during take off on 8 Jan. at sea aboard the USS SHANGRI-LA. He was attached to VF 13 operating from Mayport, Fla. Bill is remembered for his leadership as a member of the Brigade Executive Committee and as 14th Co. Sub-Commander and Battalion Adjutant. He also was awarded an N-Star on the pistol team and participated in varsity sailing. He is survived by his widow Barbara and daughter Cathy who was two years old in March.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Class of 1959

William is one of 32 members of the Class of 1959 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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