In Memory

Freddie (Mack) Garrison - Year Assigned 1985


In Memory of

Freddie Mack Garrison

July 3, 1953 - February 26, 2017

Dillard Memorial Funeral Home, Pickens, SC.

You could not find a better friend. Freddie, RIP -- my brother.

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03/03/17 03:07 AM #1    

Stanley Miller (1980)

Freddie “Mack” Garrison

It was my honor to see and talk with you before your passing. I’ll always cherish this time and the many other precious moments we all shared.

The Enroute Reunion we had in Warner Robins at the Robins AFB Air Museum, I can still see how happy you were when we were in the C-141 on display.  Brought back many Rhein Main memories.

The Enroute Reunion in Dayton OH, during the Plaque Presentation Ceremony, you were so proud to be part of the ceremony.

I enjoyed our luncheons at the Columbia Fuddruckers.  I still remember you saying how great those hamburgers were.

MACK, you were a true friend.  Thanks for the memories.   RIP – My Brother.

I would like to share the following, Mack asked me to pass on:
To ALL Enrouters, I thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone. We were like one big family and took care of each other. So many wonderful memories, it would be hard to start to name them. Thanks to all.  Freddie "Mack" Garrison.

Stan Miller

03/03/17 08:47 AM #2    

Larry Freeman (1983)

Fred was one of several Flight Cheifs I had with A Flight at Rhein-Main, but he was easily one of the more memorable because of himself and that Carolinian voice! I remember Fred to say to us "Do you know or have you ever been shown" whenever anything new was announced at Roll Call. He always helped where he could and did not pull any rank BS. Fred was one of those great bosses / friends that could console and council at the same time.

It was actually Fred that got me in touch with this group again and he did it in almost typical Fred fashion. He called me and pretended to be someone else. He started off questioning me to confirm my identity then switched the conversation to ask if I had ever served with a Fred Garrison. His timing couldn't have been more perfect as I had just gone through questioning for a secure job and so thought nothing of it. Fred strung me along with more questions trying to get me to admit some illegal activity he had been involved in for a good five minutes before dropping the other shoe and admitting it was him on the phone! Hook, line and sinker.

I am proud to have served with Fred and known him. I loved the fact he pointed himself out in a video from the 1972 Vietnam bombing campaign. Once I saw the "Garrison Gait" across the ramp, I had no doubt it was him. Few people get to say they made an impact but I think I can safely say that anybody who ever met Fred will be hard pressed to forget him.



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