|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1920|
|Death: ||May 24, 1954|
Lieutenant Garrison was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European and Pacific Theaters. In Korea he was the pilot of a F4U-4 Corsair fighter with Fighter Squadron 114 (884)aboard the aircraft carrier USS BOXER (CV-21).
On May 18, 1951, as he was working with a ground controller, his aircraft was hit by small arms fire. He tried to parachute but struck the tail assembly. He landed and was taken prisoner. He was presumed dead on May 24, 1954. His remains were never recovered.
His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
For his leadership and valor, Lieutenant Garrison was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars, the Purple Heart, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with Bronze Star, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and several World War II service medals.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Memorial Section I Site 405
Created by: Hope
Record added: Jan 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23687544
Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
Added: May. 30, 2016
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedom. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.|
Charles A. Lewis
Added: Jan. 31, 2011
Added: Jul. 5, 2008