William Archie GrittsCorporal
C CO, 2ND BN, 27TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
01 April 1948 - 13 June 1968
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The database page for William Archie Gritts
I love you and miss you as much today as I did 33 years ago.
Your loving sister
31 May 2004
THE WALLRemember, Billy, how scared we were,
when we went to Vietnam?
And all the guys we met there,
like Luke, George, and Tom?
Remember the way we talked,
Times were hard back then,
I'll never forget the feeling I had
Luke and Tom went out next.
Finally all the smoke cleared,
But there is something I want to show you,
Just look at this right here,
This was written by Connie Moore and is my memorial to my brother Bill on this Memorial Day, 2004. In two weeks, it will be 36 years and it still hurts like yesterday. I love you!
From his sister,
NAVAJO ROSEStriding through the passing years,
with the grace of generations.
flowing mane to mark her passage,
hoofbeats echo down the wind.
She has played our painted pony,
She has lain upon a bed of straw,
She has been our playmate, tried and true,
She has shared our lives,
Our borrowed time is ended now,
And waiting there to meet her,
Perhaps they'll ride for old times sake,
I wrote this for you on 4/3/91.
I love you, Uncle Bill, and I know Nava is with you.
When we meet again, maybe you will take me for a ride?
Your loving niece,
To my dear brother
WILLIAM A. GRITTSAlthough I was only 6 years old the day you went away,
how our family cried and cried, we wanted you to stay.
Our hearts were sad, and in our minds we wondered
But now that I am all grown up, I know you're with my friend,
You have fought the fight, and your battle has been won.
I have a newborn baby who is with you and Jesus my friend.
I love you.
Your baby sister,
Donna Marie Gritts Graham
A Note from The Virtual WallCharlie Company, 2/27th Infantry, lost seven men on 13 June 1968:
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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 06/06/2004