Walter J. Garstikiewicz

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 10
National Memorial Panel / Row: West 14 / 21
Date of Birth: 22-Dec-1948
Neighborhood: Kensington
High School: Jules E. Mastbaum Vocational High School
Street: N. Walter Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SGT
Date of Casualty: 09-Jan-1970
Province of Casualty: Long An
"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, Garstkiewicz graduated from Jules E. Mastbaum Vocational High School. He worked for a machine drafting and design firm before entering the Army in June 1968. The 21-year-old sergeant, a rifle-man and light weapons infantryman assigned to Company C of the 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, died in Vietnam on Jan. 9, 1970. He was survived by his parents and two younger brothers, both of whom were in the armed forces at the time.