Monday, October 12, 2009

Go with God Marine!

Sergeant of Marines James Bancroft writes:

Cpl Bill Fogarty, Korean War Era, passed away Saturday Morning. His son, GySgt William Fogarty is a TWS member here. At one time, Bill Sr., Bill Jr., and a brother were all members here.

I lived in the same apartment as Bill Sr. and we spoke often of Marine things, the present war which BOTH of his sons, Bill Jr. and Terrance fought in, of Bill Jr’s future times and fun, of his Daughter, also a Marine some time ago.

That’s right, Bill Sr., had 3 kids, all Marines.

He passed away Saturday.

All Connecticut Marines , I am asking you to come honor this man and his Marine family. Search the Waterbury area newspapers, such as the Waterbury Republican for the funeral.

The viewing hours are at the Woodtick Memorial Funeral Home

Hours are from 4 to 8 PM

Bill Jr a TWS member would surely love hearing a condolence, however he is in charge of a family and arrangements, so do not expect any speedy response in the next few days.

Bill Sr. was my friend, and a fellow Marine. He was 77 or 78 years old, I forgot now. I wish I would have met his Marine sons and daughter under much happier circumstances. Their father spoke so much of his love and concern and Marine pride in them all.

He is one of the last gentlemen you will ever meet. Everyone who has met me knows I am just some dumb kid who laughs too loud and swears too much, and when someone like Cpl George Reilly stands next to me, it is clear, George Reilly is the gentleman.

When Bill Sr. stands there, it would be hard to tell which one was the gentleman, for Bill Sr. was a true gentleman.

"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."


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