Eric Joseph GrecoSpecialist Four
HHB, 1ST BN, 92ND ARTY RGT, 1 FIELD FORCE
Army of the United States
13 April 1948 - 14 May 1969
New Orleans, LA
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The database page for Eric Joseph Greco
My name is Valerie Cognevich.
I graduated with Eric from Behrman High School in 1967.
Yesterday was the date of his death and I found myself
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains
and is immortal."
-- Albert Pike --
Eric laughed more in his short 21 years than many men laugh in a lifetime. He left memories in all who knew him, little knowing that those times would end so abruptly. It was a cruel war to take men with so much to live for and who left behind so many to mourn. Eric's funeral 35 years ago was such a bittersweet experience because it brought together friends, yet they brought heartache and grief that would never leave. I'm 54 now and realize that Eric is still barely out of his teens, with curly black hair and a young man's sense of wonder and humor. Yet, it seems such a short time ago that we shared some wonderful times together. If it's true that a man lives on through the memories of friends, then Eric is as real today as he was the day he left for the last time. He had a lot of friends then, and he still has many friends who keep his soul alive.
Notes from The Virtual WallEric Joseph Greco
came home for burial in
Plot A-278-005 of the
Westlawn Memorial Park,
Gretna, West Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
The photograph is courtesy of the
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a high school friend,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 12/05/2003