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Gary Steven Kadetz

West Point, 1965

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Allan Larsen on January 22, 2017:

It is regret that I learned about Gary's tragic death after so much time had passed. Gary was a remarkable young man as I would have visited with his parents. No doubt his tragic death visited much grief on them. My presence would have been understood by them and, no doubt, helpful.
Gary played football with great verve and dedication. I recall Gary-with honor-especially on the GG train always using his time wisely as he was among 5-6 players who travelled home to Queens together. All seniors and first line starters except for Gary so he was flush with pride to travel with us as an underclass man. He worked hard for Brooklyn Tech on and off of the Fort Greene Park practice field.
Gary was also a model man on the GG as he used his time to study rather than chase girls or intimidate students from other schools.
I am listening to Barber's Adagio for Strings (theme musical work for Platoon) as i write this and the tears are streaming down my face recalling Gary as the man he was. I am very proud to know him and the sacrifice he made for me and my fellow teammates.

Allan Larsen
Captain BTHS Football team, 1960.

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