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60373 1LT Garrison C. Avery USA
KIA February 01, 2006


Personal Eulogy

Photo courtesy of Academy Photo

1LT Garrison C. Avery, 23, died on February 1, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Lieutenant Avery was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY.

As a junior at West Point, he formed a nonprofit organization he called Light by Morning to fulfill his dream of helping Iraqi orphans.

After graduating from West Point, he underwent Army Ranger and sapper training and received various honors.

He is survived by his wife of seven months, his parents, two brothers, and a sister.

Services will be held in the Old Cadet Chapel, West Point, NY, on Monday 13 February 2006 at 1000 hours. Burial will follow in section XXXVI, row B, grave 064D of the West Point Cemetery.


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