Tuesday, June 7, 2011

USMC Sergeant Joseph Garrison

US Marine Sergeant Joseph M. Garrison, from New Bethlehem, Pa., died on 6th June 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Sgt. Garrison, age 27, was a squad leader serving with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

This was the fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan for Sgt. Garrison, who joined the Marine Corps in 2002.

His sister, Kimberly Knoll, described her brother "Joey" as: "invincible to all of us."

Sgt. Garrison leaves behind his mother Natalie, father Joseph, two sisters, Kimberly Knoll and Judy Rupp, brother Jake and fiance, Brittney Stephens.


  1. Rest in Peace brother...-"Doc Caddali"

  2. Spoke to my son serving with 2/8th this morning. He was right beside you. Thank you for taking a new Marine under your wing. You made him a strong person. He thought the world of you. You will never be forgotten. You are at peace now. God be with your family.

  3. I know that you have positively affected the lives of numerous people in your life and have made a lot of "brothers" during your time of service...I hated hearing about you being gone. It upset me deeply and had me a little angry that I couldn't be there. We served together the first two times we went to Afghanistan. I am going to miss you as I find myself missing almost everyone we served with. You were "Gung ho" all the way. I love you, man. Take care up there. -Skipper

  4. rest in peace


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