Fitzgerald majored in education at Carolina and was a member of the Naval ROTC. He taught high school English from October 1965 until he went on active duty with the Marine Corps in January 1966.
He was killed in action in Vietnam nine months later.
Sources: GAA Alumni Records;thewall-usa.com and thewall-usa.com/info.asp?recid=16298;www.war-stories.com/wall-f.asp;www.vvmf.org//index.cfm?SectionID=110&Wall_Id_No=16297
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